Ready to have a quick & tasty breakfast that you can pull from the freezer whenever you’re on the go? My Baked French Toast Sticks are the perfect meal for the job! Take some thick brioche bread, dip it in a sweet egg mixture, and lay on a baking sheet. It couldn’t be more simple!
French toast is one of those breakfasts that give off a fancy, elevated vibe… I mean, a tall stacked plate of fluffy buttery French toast with fresh fruit and maple syrup? You just can’t get any better than that. This recipe takes a fun twist on the dish by turning it into travel-ready sticks. And to make it even easier to prep, we’re going to bake these on a sheet pan!
- Brioche Bread – French toast requires a thick bread such as brioche to soak up the egg mixture without getting soggy. If you don’t have brioche, try another thick/crusty bread such as sourdough or challah.
- Egg Mixture – We’re going to use a combination of eggs, milk (dairy or non-dairy works!), a touch of brown sugar, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to create a liquid to dip the bread in.
- Toppings – Feel free to use your favorite toppings for French toast sticks – fresh berries, whipped cream, greek yogurt, extra cinnamon, powdered sugar, maple syrup… the possibilities are endless!
How to Make Baked French Toast Sticks
The best part about these homemade french toast sticks: they are hands-off. Since we bake them instead of frying them on a skillet, no need to stand over the stove like traditional french toast!
- Start out by slicing your bread into 3 even-sized sticks.
- While you’re preheating the oven, prepare a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lots of non-stick spray. These babies get sticky and hard to flip if you don’t use enough cooking spray!
- In a shallow bowl, mix together the eggs, almond milk, vanilla, sugar, and spices until well combined.
- Dip the sticks into the egg mixture on both sides, shake off any excess liquid, and place on the prepared sheet pan. Be sure to keep a little bit of space in between each stick.
- Bake for about 14 minutes, flip, then bake for another 10 minutes. That’s it!
These hold really well in the freezer and can be microwaved/reheated without any thawing. They are great for workday meal preps or those days where you don’t have a lot of time to make breakfast but want to put something delicious on the table!
If you don’t have brioche bread, any thick bread that’s getting stale will work perfectly for French toast – it’s all about making sure the egg mixture doesn’t get your bread soggy, so fresh and soft bread is a no-go.
Are you planning to make a batch of these baked french toast sticks to keep on standby in the freezer? Let me know in the comments!
How to Make Air Fried French Toast Sticks
Rather get some milage from your air fryer than your oven? I’m here for it! Follow all of the preparation instructions below, then air fry at 325°F for 12 minutes, flipping halfway. Voila!
Other Tasty On-the-Go Breakfasts You’ll Love!
Baked French Toast Sticks (Freezable!)
- 12 slices brioche bread or another thick bread
- 3 ct. eggs
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 ½ tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet/cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lots of non-stick cooking spray.These will stick very easily to the foil if you don't use a hefty amount of non-stick spray.
- Cut each slice of bread, width-wise, into 3 pieces.
- In a large bowl shallow enough to dip, combine the eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, and spices. Whisk very well until combined.
- Dip each stick into the bread and coat on both sides. Shake any excess liquid off and add to the lined baking sheet (keeping a little distance between each stick.)
- Bake for 14 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve with fruit, warm maple syrup, and any other toppings of your preference. Enjoy!
- Follow cooking instructions and ensure french toast sticks are fully cooled down. Store in a freezer bag. These can be easily reheated straight from frozen by microwaving for about a minute until warm!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving (6 sticks): $1.15
- Total Cost (18 sticks): $3.46
- Those Other Guys: $8.99 per serving