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Baked French Toast Sticks- Freezer Friendly!

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

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. 

Looking for an overnight French toast? Try this recipe!

Quick Baked French Toast

Best bread to use with french toast:

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.

  • 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 Stick Ingredients

French Toast Stick Ingredients:

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! 

  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange zest
  • Vanilla extract
How to make french toast sticks

How long do you cook french toast sticks in the oven?

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.

French Toast Sticks Dipped in Syrup

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 lasts one to two months in the freezer if stored properly. 

How to freeze french toast sticks:

  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. 
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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Yvonne @ TriedandTasty

Thursday 13th of February 2014

Seriously looks so yummy!! I wouldn't mind having this for dinner :)

kayley

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

I think my kids would love me forever if I made these for them! Yum!

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