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This easy recipe for baked french toast sticks is the perfect breakfast treat! Great for dunking in warm maple syrup AND freezer friendly! All you need are a few basic ingredients and 30 minutes in the kitchen. 

How to make French toast sticks in the oven

I am a BIG fan of quick and easy breakfast recipes. These French toast sticks fall right into that category. In a matter of minutes, you will have these babies ready for the oven. From there it is just a waiting game as they bake to golden perfection. 

They also happen to be a huge favorite of my littlest picky eater. Anything he can eat with his hands and dunk in syrup is guaranteed a winner. I am excited to show you how to make French toast sticks in the oven!

Looking for an overnight French toast? Try this recipe!

Quick Baked French Toast

What you need:

The ingredients for this recipe are pantry staples and most likely already on hand. The secret ingredient is the orange zest. Don’t skip this key flavor add in! 

I also find it helps to have the eggs and milk at room temperature. Try removing them from the refrigerator roughly 20 minutes before you make the recipe.

French Toast Stick Ingredients

Step by Step Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Slice each bread slice into three pieces or sticks. Set aside.

3. Combine the eggs, milk, honey, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange zest in a medium sized shallow dish. Whisk to combine.

4. Dip each bread piece in the egg mixture, turning to make sure it is completely coated. Place on the parchment lined pan. Continue with remaining bread.

5. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip each French toast stick. Bake an additional 12 minutes or until golden brown.

See the recipe card below for step by step instructions on freezer-prep French toast sticks!

How to make french toast sticks

Tips and FAQs:

Bread is the key to perfecting this recipe. There are SO many varieties, so how do you know the best one to use? Let me break it down for you. The best bread to use with French Toast:

  • Thick cut Texas bread- This is my typical go-to. It is pre-sliced into beautifully thick pieces and the price is right. For under $5 you can have 24 French toast sticks ready to be devoured. 
  • Challah – This beautiful braided bread is rich with flavor making it the perfect base for your french toast creations.
  • White Chocolate Pecan – A quick trip to a local bakery made me realize that this is the king of breads. It is filled with sweet flavor that pairs amazingly with the cheesecake and strawberry topping.
  • Brioche – This French bread is light and sweet. Slice it the night before and let it slightly dry for one amazing breakfast recipe!
  • French Bread – When all else fails, grab a loaf of french bread. Thick slices will give you the perfect base for your breakfast.
French Toast Sticks Dipped in Syrup

How to freeze French toast sticks:

One of my favorite things about this recipe? It is freezer friendly! All you need to do is follow the instructions below. Frozen French toast sticks last one to two months in the freezer if stored properly. 

  1. Cook the french toast sticks according to the recipe instructions. 
  2. Place cooled french toast sticks onto a parchment lined baking tray. Flash freeze for 20 minutes. 
  3. Label a large zip top bag and place the sticks inside. Freeze for 1 to 2 months. 

How to reheat French toast from the freezer:

  • Oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place French toast sticks onto a baking sheet. Cook, covered with foil, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. 
  • Microwave: Place 2 to 4 sticks on a microwave safe tray. Heat 1 minute, flipping halfway through. 
  • These are the perfect make-ahead French toast sticks!
Perfect Baked French Toast Sticks

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Baked French Toast Sticks

Baked French Toast Sticks

Yield: 24 sticks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This easy recipe for baked french toast sticks is the perfect breakfast treat! Great for dunking AND freezer friendly! All you need are a few basic ingredients and 30 minutes in the kitchen! 

Ingredients

  • 8 slices thick cut bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Slice each bread slice into three pieces or sticks. Set aside.

3. Combine the eggs, milk, honey, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange zest in a medium sized shallow dish. Whisk to combine.

4. Dip each bread piece in the egg mixture, turning to make sure it is completely coated. Place on the parchment lined pan. Continue with remaining bread.

5. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip each French toast stick. Bake an additional 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Freezer instructions: Cool baked French toast sticks completely. Place in a large zip top bag and freeze. Frozen French toast will last 1 to 2 months if stored properly.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6 sticks
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350

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