Tuesday, March 26, 2024

French Toast Sticks


I love making breakfast from things I want to use before the expiration date.  Like these French Toast Sticks that I make when my bread is just beginning to get stale.  Oh, you can make regular French toast but these are fun.  I use whatever bread I have on hand, white bread, brioche, wheat bread, even Texas Toast.  And of course, I have maple syrup and butter on hand to make them even more delicious! 

French Toast Sticks

6 large eggs

3/4 cups milk any kind

1 tablespoon maple syrup

8 slices bread 

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cinnamon Sugar

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon



















First, make cinnamon sugar topping by combining brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.  

Trim the crusts off the bread and cut into sticks.












Whisk together eggs, milk, and maple syrup and set aside.


















Submerge the strips of bread in the egg mixture and let sit for around 1 minute to really soak up all the goodness. Then, lift the bread out of the mixture and let excess egg drip off each piece of bread. Repeat.


















Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Dip the sticks in the egg batter letting the excess drip off.  Add them to the skillet in single layer with space between them. Let cook for around 3 minutes or until they turn golden brown.










Flip French toast sticks and turn the heat up to medium. Cook for 2-3 more minutes or until golden brown. Before removing from the pan, sprinkle on a generous amount of cinnamon sugar on the French toast sticks and flip. Let cook for 20 seconds and do the same thing on the other side.











Use a paper towel to wipe your pan to remove the brown bits. Turn the heat back down to low/medium and repeat this process 2 more times or until all French toast sticks are cooked.













Remove from the pan and using tongs roll them in the cinnamon sugar if desired.



This recipe works best with stale bread so plan ahead 

A combination of vegetable oil and butter works best for browning.

When frying work in batches leaving space between the sticks

The sticks should be warm when rolled in the cinnamon sugar so it sticks to them.

For best results serve promptly or place in a single layer on a baking sheet in the oven on warm until ready to serve.

Serve with warm maple syrup and butter for dipping.





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