These Baked French Toast Sticks are quick and easy to grab and go in the wee hours of the morning. Best part? They can be made ahead in big batches, and frozen.

Baked French Toast Sticks | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Looking for the best homemade French toast sticks?

Making French toast sticks at home gives you that unbeatable made-from-scratch taste, lets you customize them to your liking, and ensures you know exactly what’s in them – no artificial flavors or additives.

These homemade French toast sticks are the best way to ramp up your breakfast game. This tasty breakfast treat is like a trip down memory lane, bringing you back to those days when you’d pop those frozen French toast sticks in the toaster for breakfast. The only difference between those French toast sticks and these is that they have all of the good stuff and none of the bad. If you want to learn how to make your favorite breakfast at home without a ton of effort, you’ll love these oven-baked French toast sticks. 

What Are French Toast Sticks?

French toast sticks are like a portable, dunkable version of classic French toast. You take slices of bread, dip them in an egg batter mixed with cinnamon and vanilla, then cook them up until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside but soft and delicious on the inside. They’re perfect for busy mornings when you need something quick and tasty to start your day right, like our chocolate pretzel granola bars.

Baked French Toast Sticks | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • CONVENIENCE – Homemade French toast sticks are a convenient breakfast option, especially for busy mornings. By making a batch in advance and freezing them, you can have a delicious breakfast ready to go whenever you need it. 
  • NOSTALGIC – These homemade French toast sticks are just like your favorite brands you enjoyed when you were younger (or last week). 

What You Need to Make French Toast Sticks

  • Loaf Texas Toast bread – You can also use Challah, Brioche, basic white bread, or even whole-grain bread if you like. 
  • Heavy cream – This helps create a creamy texture. You can also use whole milk if you like. 
  • Eggs – The binder for our batter. Creates that French Toast feel. 
  • Cinnamon – Gives the French toast sticks a warm depth of flavor. 
  • Sugar – Adds sweetness and helps caramelize the bread. 
  • Vanilla extra
  • Salt

How to Make French Toast Sticks

  • First, slice the bread into 1″ strips and let them sit on a wire rack for 1 to 2 hours until they become stale.
  • Next, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the heavy cream, eggs, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. 
  • In a separate small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with an additional teaspoon of cinnamon for sprinkling later; set it aside.
  • Dip each bread stick into the French toast batter, ensuring all sides are coated, then let the excess drip off before arranging them on the prepared baking sheet with a 1″ space between each stick.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown, flipping them once halfway through the baking time.
  • Sprinkle the sticks immediately with the cinnamon sugar mixture when removing them from the oven, flip them, and sprinkle the other side. Allow them to cool.
  • Repeat the dipping and baking process as needed to use up all the bread.
  • Serve the French Toast Sticks with a small cup of warm maple syrup for dipping.

Expert Recipe Tips

  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. Make sure you have at least 1 inch of space between each French toast stick to prevent them from sticking together and not fully cooking. 
  • Make these ahead of time for meal prep to eat throughout the week or before brunch. 
Baked French Toast Sticks | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

If you want to freeze them for later use, place them in a single layer in the freezer for 30 minutes, then transfer the frozen sticks to a large resealable freezer bag or airtight container to freeze in batches.

To reheat French toast sticks in the toaster or toaster oven, start by placing them in the toaster slots. Use the “medium heat” setting to avoid burning. Toast them for about 2-3 minutes or until they are warmed through and crispy on the outside. 

You can also reheat them in the oven. Preheat a 350 degree oven and place the French toast sticks on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake them for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through to ensure they heat evenly.

Avoid microwaving them as they can lose their texture and taste.

What to Serve With These Delicious French Toast Sticks

You can totally eat these on their own, but if you want to beef things up, add a side of biscuits with creamy sausage and gravy, a potato frittata, or plain old eggs and bacon.

These homemade French toast sticks are a nostalgic food experience that brings joy to the table and memories flooding back. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 

Baked French Toast Sticks

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  • Slice the bread into 1″ strips and arrange on a wire rack for 1 to 2 hours. (I let my bread get stale before soaking it).
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet for cooking by lining with parchment paper. Combine the heavy cream, eggs, 2 teas cinnamon, vanilla, and salt into a shallow dish vanilla.
  • Toss the 1 teas sugar and additional 1 teas cinnamon in a small bowl for sprinkling later; Set aside.
  • Dip each bread stick into the batter and roll around to coat all sides. Let excess wash drip off and arrange on the baking sheet to fill the pan, leaving a 1″ boarder between each stick.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown, flipping once halfway through bake time.
  • Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon sugar when removing from the oven. Flip and sprinkle the other side. Let cool.
  • Place in freezer in a single layer to freeze for 30 minutes before tossing into a large resealable freezer-bag to freeze in batches as needed for busy weekdays.
  • Repeat as needed to finish up the loaf of bread.
  • To Reheat preheat the oven to 350 and heat the French Toast Sticks in the oven or in a toaster oven. They will taste so much better, and have a much more enjoyable texture than trying to microwave them. Serve with a small cup of syrup for dipping.

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Recipe FAQs

Absolutely! Stale bread can sometimes even be better than fresh bread because it absorbs the egg mixture without becoming soggy.

Yes, you can prepare the French toast sticks ahead of time and freeze them. Once cooked, allow them to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to one month. Reheat using the instructions above. 

To prevent soggy French toast sticks, don’t let them sit in the egg mixture for too long. Just a couple seconds each side should do the trick. Additionally, allow excess egg mixture to drip off the bread before cooking. 

Absolutely! French toast sticks are highly customizable. You can add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract to the egg mixture for added flavor. You can also experiment with different coatings, like crushed cereal or chopped nuts, for extra texture and taste. Feel free to get creative and tailor the flavors to your liking.


  1. What a great idea!! I remember having those french toast sticks from the frozen department when I was little. I used to love the days Dad would “make” me french toast sticks haha.

  2. Aaron Paolino says:

    This is a great recipe! French toast sticks are a great quick breakfast for the kids.

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