How to Make French Toast Cinnamon Sticks

French toast cinnamon sticks are a delightful twist on traditional French toast, combining the comforting flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the beloved breakfast classic. These sticks are perfect for dipping in syrup or enjoying on their own. In this detailed guide, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of making French toast cinnamon sticks, including the ingredients you’ll need and some tips for getting the best results.

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For the French Toast Sticks:

  1. 6 slices of thick-cut bread (such as Texas toast or brioche)
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1/2 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  4. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  7. Pinch of salt
  8. Butter or cooking oil for frying

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  1. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Frying pan or griddle
  2. Whisk
  3. Mixing bowls
  4. Spatula
  5. Cooling rack (optional)

1: Prepare the Bread

First, slice the bread into thin strips, approximately an inch and a half broad. Use these to make the skewers for the French toast batter.

2: Prepare the French Toast Batter

Separate the eggs into separate bowls and whisk them together until the whites and yolks are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Combine the beaten eggs with the milk/half-and-half, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Make sure everything is evenly distributed by whisking the mixture.

3: Dip and Coat the Bread Sticks

To prevent food from sticking, melt some butter or oil in a skillet or griddle and cook it over medium heat.

To make French toast, put each breadstick into the batter and turn it over to coat both sides. Let the batter trickle back into the bowl if there is too much.

4: Cook the French Toast Sticks

Place the coated sticks on the heated pan or griddle. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to carefully flip them so they cook evenly on both sides.

5: Prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

While the French toast sticks are cooking, prepare the cinnamon sugar coating. In another bowl, thoroughly combine the sugar and cinnamon powder.

6: Coat the Cooked Sticks

Once the French toast sticks have finished cooking, promptly take them out of the pan and Make sure they are thoroughly coated in the cinnamon sugar mixture so that the delicious aroma and taste permeate every bite.

7: Serve and Enjoy

Place the coated French toast cinnamon sticks on a serving plate or cooling rack. Maple syrup, fruit compote, or whipped cream are all great options for dipping.

Tips for the Perfect French Toast Cinnamon Sticks:

  1. Bread Selection: Choosing the right bread is crucial for this recipe. Thick-cut bread like Texas toast or brioche works best because it absorbs the batter well and holds up during frying.
  2. Even Coating: Ensure that each breadstick is evenly coated with the batter. This ensures consistent cooking and a satisfying texture.
  3. Temperature Control: Maintain a medium heat level while cooking to prevent the sticks from burning or cooking too quickly. Adjust the heat as needed.
  4. Quick Coating: Roll the sticks in the cinnamon sugar mixture immediately after cooking while they’re still warm. This helps the sugar mixture adhere better.
  5. Variations: Feel free to get creative with your dipping sauces. You can make a cream cheese frosting dip, chocolate sauce, or even a caramel dip to accompany your cinnamon sticks.
  6. Presentation: To make your French toast cinnamon sticks look even more appealing, you can dust them with powdered sugar or drizzle some syrup on top before serving.

French toast cinnamon sticks are a delightful breakfast or brunch treat that combines the flavors of cinnamon and sugar with the classic appeal of French toast. They are easy to make and can be customized to your taste. Whether serving them to your family and friends or enjoying them solo, these sticks will surely be a hit. Get ready to roll up your sleeves, round up some ingredients, and feast on some handmade cinnamon sticks for your French toast.

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