No more soggy french toasts! I am pretty sure you will love these yummy cinnamon french toast sticks! Quick and easy to make, perfect for breakfast!
I usually end up feeling frustrated whenever I try to make french toast before because they tend to be either soggy or burnt, or sometimes both! How could something that seems to be so easy be so hard to make, right?! But I never wanted to give up, especially after seeing pictures of perfect french toast in the net! How do they do it? Then all of a sudden this... not only was it perfect, like stiff and not at all soggy and that is after I gave each piece a really good soak in the egg-milk mixture, they also taste heavenly especially after being rolled in sugar and cinnamon! Need I say more?...
I got the inspiration for this Cinnamon French Toast Sticks from Nagi of Recipe Tin Eats , a really great woman and equally great is her blog with lots of tips. It was from her where I got the idea of using a block of day-old (or probably bit older) loaf for making french toast. I usually use the store-bought bread toast and now I know that they are too thin with too big pores or holes that make them soak up so much liquid turning my french toast soggy. But since I cannot get a block of loaf around here, I just had to make one and my loaf bread recipe was just perfect for it! The result was amazing (and addicting)! Nagi suggest dipping them in maple syrup, but really do not see the need, they are perfect as they are.
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
- 4 pieces toast (Get recipe here, to make your own) (thickly sliced)
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk - I used evaporated milk (unsweetened condensed milk)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4-5 tablespoons sugar
- ½ - 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- butter - for frying
- Cut away the edges of each toast and then cut each piece into sticks about an inch thick.
- In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and salt.
- In a plate, combine the sugar and cinnamon powder.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Roll a piece of stick on the egg-milk mixture making sure all sides are covered, shake off excess.
- Place in pan and repeat with the other sticks until the pan is filled but the pieces are not touching each other. Turn the sticks until all sides are golden.
- Transfer them to the plate with the cinnamon sugar and roll to coat all sides.
- Transfer to a serving plate, then repeat the process for the next batch/es.
I was trying to rate this at 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐.
It didn’t turn out crunchy for me. Do you think I under fry it? How many minutes do you usually fry it? Or is it supposed to be not crunchy?
Hi Mai, it should be a little crunchy on the outside. Maybe you dipped the bread in the egg-milk mixture too long? You fry it until edges turn brown.
Ashlee Rodriguez says
I have never made homemade French Toast before and what better way than to make them into sticks, I think they’re so much tastier this way. This recipe was so yummy and so easy to make !!
Yes, way better than regular French toast which is already good. So happy that you like it, Ashlee.
This was so easy and fun to make!
They also tasted absolutely delicious 😋
Glad you like it, Ellie.
Yes, it gives it a sweet with a hint of salty taste. Try it.
Very good results!
Can you freeze these?
Hi Remi, I will not recommend it. The toast will soak up the liquid so it will not be good to reheat. You can have the bread frozen or refrigerated though and make french toast sticks when you will eat them.
The French Toast Batons were a hit and have become a family favorite. I have added a dusting of powdered sugar. As well, have switched it up with a cream cheese drizzle for a variation.
The cream cheese drizzle sounds fantastic, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing it..
This was so good. DH went golfing early so I fixed this for myself. Served with fresh blueberries. Will make it again soon. Loved it.