These delicious Baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks are the perfect way to start your day. Thick slices of bread are soaked in rich egg custard , baked and then finished off with melted butter and cinnamon sugar. They are so easy to make and even better can be made ahead of time.
On busy weekdays it’s always great to have a meal that you can put together with minimal effort. Especially during the this time of year when the temperature drops and mornings can be rather difficult to navigate. Which is where these extra delicious Baked French Toast Sticks come in. They are cinammony, crisp and simply delicious.
Make a large batch of these, freeze and warm when you are ready to eat. It’s a breakfast the everyone can enjoy.
All you need are some simple ingredients which you most likely have in your cupboards.
Let's get into the making of these Baked French Toast Cinnamon Sticks
Bread– I used a soft white bloomer for this recipe, but you can also use brioche, white sandwich bread, challah or crusty artisan breads like sourdough. These French toast sticks come out best if you use thick slices of bread that are several days old. It makes a huge difference as fresh bread will soak up too much of the egg mixture, leaving you with a toast that is soggy on the inside.
Bread– I used a soft white bloomer for this recipe. You can also use Brioche, white sandwich bread or challah. Crusty artisan breads like sourdough can also be used. These French toast sticks come out best if you use thick slices of bread that are several days old. It makes a huge difference as fresh bread will soak up too much of the egg mixture, leaving you with a French toast with a soggy inside.
Milk– Whole milk is best as it will result in a richer custard, however skimmed or semi skimmed milk can be used.
Double or Heavy Cream- This adds richness of the custard.
Eggs- You will need 3.
Vanilla Extract- Adds flavour to the French toast custard.
Cinnamon Sugar- A mixture of sugar and cinnamon adds a sweet warming flavour to the toast.
The French toast custard is a made with a mix of eggs, milk, cream and vanilla, to which a dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg are added. Dip each breadstick in the egg custard, then bake in the oven.
Half way through baking brush the French toast sticks with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar then return to the oven until golden and crisp.
What can I serve Cinnamon French Toast Sticks with
these French Toast sticks are best enjoyed warm. Here are some of my favourite toppings to serve them with:
Fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
How to freeze this
If you make a big batch and want to freeze for later, let the baked French toast sticks cool completely. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, then arrange the French toast sticks in a single layer and freeze for up 1- 2 hours or until firm. Place the French toast sticks in a zip lock bag or container and return to the freezer. To reheat, microwave frozen French Toast sticks for 30-60 seconds until warmed through.
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Baked Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
- 6 slices thick cut bread
- 3 large eggs
- 125 ml whole milk
- 125 ml double or heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon , divided use
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 100 grams (½ cup) caster or granulated sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 170°C Fan/180°C/350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl whisk together 100g (½ cup) caster or granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, set aside.
- Cut each slice of bread into three even strips and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together milk, cream, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs and vanilla extract until very well blended.
- Dip each breadstick into the egg custard mixture and flip to coat and let any excess run off back into the mixing bowl. Place the coated breadsticks on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 7 minutes, flip and then return to the oven to bake for another 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and then brush both sides with 2 tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar. Return to oven and bake for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.
- Serve warm with maple syrup and fruits if desired.