Cinnamon french toast sticks are such a fun breakfast to enjoy when starting your morning off with a sweet tooth. Cutting the bread into sticks is a fun variation of the classic french toast recipe

French toast can be enjoyed as a nutty french toast casserole, or even french toast stuffed with a strawberry filling.

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We love starting the day off right with a delicious breakfast! From classic French toast sticks to croissant sandwiches or even a strawberry banana smoothie.

These delicious cinnamon toast sticks are so easy to make and come out crispy and fluffy on the inside. This recipe is always a hit with the kiddos for breakfast, and they are so EASY to make.


What’s great about this recipe is that you probably already have the ingredients!

  • Bread – Use thick bread such as brioche bread, Texas toast, or French bread for the best results.
  • Egg mixture – We use eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla to create a sweetened mixture for dredging.
  • Toppings – Serve the French toast with your favorite toppings.
  • Butter – The butter gives you the golden, buttery, and crispy French toast crust and adds flavor.
French toast sticks on a plate topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

How to Make French Toast Sticks

You will not believe how simple these homemade cinnamon strips are to make! This is the perfect recipe to enjoy making with the kiddos.

A white bowl with the French toast stick batter.

1 – Whisk the batter. Whisk the egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until well combined.

The dipped French toast sticks in a bowl.

2 – Cut the bread. Cut the bread pieces into 1-inch wide strips. With tongs, dip the breadsticks into the batter, flip them, and remove them onto a plate. Repeat with all the sticks.

French toast sticks in a bowl of batter.

3 – Cook. In a skillet, cook the breadsticks with butter until golden and crispy on both sides.

A white plate with the cooked French toast sticks.

4 – Serve. Enjoy immediately with desired toppings.

CHEF’S TIP– When dipping the sticks, make sure
you do not leave the sticks in too long or the sticks will become soggy!


You can elevate this recipe by the choice of toppings! Here are some of our favorite ways to top and serve our sticks:

Fruit – Top the sticks with your choice of fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, and blackberries.

Whipped cream – Nothing beats the classic whipped cream topping!

Syrup – Drizzle with classic syrup or maple syrup.

Chocolate – If you like chocolate, top with chocolate chip morsels.

Powdered sugar – Sprinkle with powdered sugar.Cinnamon sugar – Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and dip the sticks in this delicious mixture.

French toast cinnamon sticks on a plate topped with powdered sugar and berries.

Recipe FAQs

Can I freeze the French toast sticks?

Yes! After you cook the french toast sticks, cool, add the sticks into freezer bags, and freeze for up to 1 month.

Can I prepare the toast sticks in advance?

Because this recipe is so simple, we do not recommend making this ahead of time.

Can I bake these French toast sticks?

Yes, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the French toast sticks to the baking sheet and bake for about 12-14 minutes. Flip the french toast sticks and bake for 15-16 minutes.

Can I cook the french toast sticks in the air fryer?

These sticks are great when cooked in the air fryer! Add the sticks into a sprayed air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

Can I substitute milk?

Yes! Instead of milk, you can use creamer (for a richer crust), almond milk, or coconut milk.

How do I reheat the French toast sticks?

You can reheat your french toast sticks in the oven, toaster oven, classic toaster, or even air fryer. Cook until reheated.

Homemade cinnamon French toast sticks topped with powdered sugar and berries.

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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Author: Valentina
5 from 7 votes
You are going to LOVE these cinnamon French Toast Sticks! Delicious sweetened french toast sticks sprinkled with powdered sugar and dunked in maple syrup. The ultimate breakfast that the entire family will enjoy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsps granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 thick slices of bread
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter


  • In a pie dish or glass bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Cut the bread slices into 1-inch thick strips. Using tongs, dip the bread strips into the egg mixture and flip, making sure that the entire bread piece is fully coated. Transfer onto a plate.
  • In a skillet, heat over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp butter and add the french toast sticks. Cook on medium low heat for about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden and cooked.
  • Repeat with the rest of the french toast sticks with 1 Tbsp butter and repeat.
  • Serve with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!


195kcal Calories21g Carbs6g Protein9g Fat5g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat99mg Cholesterol186mg Sodium112mg Potassium1g Fiber9g Sugar329IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C81mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 329IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)