I don’t know about yours but my kiddos love french toast sticks.
And I love how quick and easy they are, open the box, pop them in the microwave and you’re good to go!
Like most things though, I like to try my hand at making my own!
These are great, not overly sweet, and they freeze beautifully! According to the boys they are better than the store-bought ones, I take that as the biggest seal of approval!
Be forewarned though, you do need to plan ahead for these because the bread needs to get stale overnight!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1- Loaf of “sturdy” bread (something that will hold up well to being soaked)
1 1/2 – Cup Buttermilk (room temperature)
4- Eggs (room temperature)
4- Tbsp. Butter Melted
2- Tbsp. Sugar
1- tsp. Cinnamon
Butter for cooking
Additional Cinnamon Sugar for sprinkling
Maple syrup for dipping
You want to start the night before by slicing your bread into nice thick slices and then into strips. Lay them out on a cookie sheet and let sit overnight or for 8-10 hours until nice and stale. You can flip them over a couple of times but it’s not necessary.
In a large bowl beat your eggs well, add in the buttermilk, melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
Dip your bread into the egg mixture allowing any excess to drip off. Sit your dipped bread to the side for about 5 minutes before cooking. I did mine in batches, dipped them, then sat them on a cookie sheet in rows. That way I could just keep dipping and cooking and always have some ready to go.
If you want a little extra cinnamon sugar you can add it now, or wait until the end, it sticks better if you add it before cooking.
Heat a small amount of butter (just enough so the sticks don’t stick!) in the bottom of a skillet or on a griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
If you’re serving them right away a little side of maple syrup for dipping is delicious!
If you want to freeze them line them up on a cookie sheet and let them cool, then stick them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen you can put them in a zipper freezer bag. To eat just pop them in the microwave for about 1 min ( microwaves vary though so watch the first time!).
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