French Toast SticksLast year, I made my own French Toast Sticks for my boys to serve on the first day of school. Before I started feeding my family more naturally, I bought frozen French toast sticks for them frequently. When I stopped, they still asked for them often enough that I decided I needed to create my own version of the processed frozen ones.

These were a huge hit with my boys. Three or four of these sticks served with syrup for dipping and some fresh fruit on the side makes for a great, quick before-school breakfast or even an after-school snack.

I made my own bread in the bread machine for this, but any whole loaf of bread will work. Here’s how I make French Toast Sticks (adapted from


Homemade French Toast Sticks



  • 1 loaf thick bread sliced into long thick slices about 1 inch in diameter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use nonstick spray on a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix butter, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, milk and vanilla in a bowl large enough to dip the bread in.
  4. Dip sliced bread into the egg mixture and place evenly on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the outside of the sticks are crisp.
  6. Serve immediately or freeze. To make sure frozen sticks don’t stick together, flash freeze the entire tray in the freezer. Then place individually frozen sticks in a freezer-proof container. They won’t stick together when you take them out of the freezer and you can take out as many as you need at a time.

For bread machine bread

Ingredients for bread machine bread (please follow the instructions for your specific bread machine). The recipe is the French Honey Bread from The Bread Machine Cookbook.


  • 1 1/8 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cup bread flour
  • 2 teaspoon yeast 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Recipe: Homemade French Toast Sticks
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