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French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American


Spoil your family (or yourself!) for breakfast with these French Toast Sticks. Bread is coated in a batter and lightly fried, then covered in cinnamon sugar in this delicious breakfast treat.



French Toast:

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 slices Texas-style toast

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 170ºF.

Heat about 1/4” oil in a large heavy skillet.

While the oil is heating, combine the milk, flour, eggs, sugar, baking powder, vanilla and salt in a baking dish. (I usually use a pie dish for French toast, but there is a little bit too much batter in this recipe to fit in a pie dish.) Whisk to combine.

Cut each piece of bread into 4 “sticks”.

In another dish, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the coating.

When the oil is hot, dip a slice of the bread in the batter, turning quickly to coat. You don’t want to soak the bread, just coat it. Transfer it to the hot oil. Repeat with of the bread but don’t overcrowd the skillet. Cook until golden brown on the bottom side, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook the second side.

When the toast is cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate and let them sit for a minute while you add another batch to the oil. While still hot, roll in the cinnamon sugar.

Place on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven to keep warm until you have finished frying all of the toast.

Serve warm with buttermilk syrup, if desired.

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from Our Best Bites Cookbook

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 1/2 cup of oil after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  • Serving Size: 8 sticks
  • Calories: 602
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Sodium: 820 mg
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 85 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Cholesterol: 69 mg

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