Hey friends! School is back in and today I thought I would share my kids favorite breakfast during the school year – these Easy Baked French Toast Sticks! My kids LOVE French Toast, but when you make them into sticks, they literally will eat twice as much!
For some reason, my kids just don’t love cereal early in the morning. They eat it great in the summer, when they can slowly wake up and eventually mosey into the kitchen around 9am. But, when they’re up at 7:30 a.m. and trying to eat, they tend to want something warm in their tummies!
I also love that this recipe has you bake them in the oven. I can put together a couple pans, throw them in the oven, and then walk away and do some other things around the house while they bake. Then after they come out of the oven and cooled, I divide them up into Ziploc bags and freeze them – just enough for one breakfast for my kiddos!
Then in the following mornings, I can just take out a ziplock of French Toast Sticks from the freezer and microwave them for a minute and serve them with some syrup in a tiny bowl! I feel like so much better of a mom when I know my kids leave to school with a full belly and I didn’t even have to mess up my kitchen!
Baked French Toast Sticks
- 8 slices bread preferably a thicker bread
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Take a 9x13 baking pan and either grease it or line it with parchment paper. I prefer to just grease mine.
- In a mixing bowl combine and whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt.
- Next, take the sugar and cinnamon and mix them up in a small bowl. You could also just use a cinnamon and sugar shaker if you have that!
- Take your bread and cut it into 3 pieces each.
- Dip each portion into egg mixture then allow the extra egg mixture to run off the stick and transfer to the baking sheet. They don't need a lot of space between them, so feel free to really pack the baking sheet full of them.
- Baste the top of the the sticks with the melted butter and then sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Baked for 13-15 minutes then take them out and turn them over.
- Baste the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Bake for another 13-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Take out and allow to cool for a few minutes and serve with maple syrup!
Just an FYI – freezing pancakes is another favorite of ours! Next time your cooking pancakes, just double your batch and then you can freeze them in ziplock bags!
If you’re a breakfast lover, then make sure and check out these other great posts:
Swedish Pancakes with a Almond Crème Fraiche
Traditional Peaches & Cream with Mascarpone Sauce
Tried keeping these in whole slices, plan to reheat them in the toaster. The sugar cinnamon mix won’t make a mess in the toaster, will it?
I have no idea – I’ve never tried it! I believe if they are already cooked, that you’ll be okay! I’d be cautious the first time you try! Good luck!
Thanks for the great idea. I am going to give these a try because my kids love French toast and pancakes. Plus who doesn’t love a great breakfast and a clean kitchen?!