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Breakfast has always been my favorite meal. Especially when it included things like our easy French toast recipe. I recall enjoying it as a child, but now, I like putting a fun new spin on it for my kids by making our classic French toast recipe into French toast sticks for kids to dunk in syrup!
For as long as I can remember, outside of Italian Bread, my mother always purchased whole wheat sandwich bread. Even though I grew up in the height of “all white sandwich bread” my mother was conscientious about providing us with whole grains, way before it was the popular thing to do.
Now that I have my own children, despite their complaints that other kids have white bread at lunch, I still purchase 100% Whole Wheat products. Not only do I make their sandwiches with this bread, but when I make my easy French Toast recipe, I also use whole wheat bread.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE FRENCH TOAST STICKS
Since we had a few snow days last month, I was able to spend more time making a fun breakfast for the kids, and I decided to make Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.
I have made this easy French toast recipe many times but decided to get a little creative in my breakfast recipe but also be sure to include Arnold® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat sliced bread.
Arnold® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat sliced bread is premium bread with a whopping 23g of whole grains per slice! It has 100 calories per slice and has 3 g of fiber per slice. Arnold® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat sliced bread has no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavoring.
*Availability: Arnold® bread is available across the Eastern U.S. and can be found in the Midwestern U.S. as Brownberry® bread
Easy French Toast Sticks Recipe
The easy french toast recipe does not change much, it is more of the technique. By simply cutting your Arnold bread in strips, the kids can have to fun finger food for breakfast.
I must admit the process takes longer than a traditional recipe but it’s worth it when you see the kids dipping their french toast strips into maple syrup.
Cut your slices of bread into three or four strips.
Dip them into an egg and milk mixture.
Lastly, Dip them into a cinnamon-sugar mixture and place them in a nonstick pan with melted butter. (The butter is going to provide you with the crispy coating).
CAN I MAKE FRENCH TOASTS STICKS AHEAD OF TIME?
If you are not going to be serving the french sticks immediately, I recommend putting them on a cookie rack or cookie sheet in a warming oven, as they might stick together if stacked.
CAN I FREEZE HOMEMADE FRENCH TOAST STICKS?
Allow the french toast sticks to cool completely on a wire rack. Then freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Once they are frozen, place them in a Ziplock bag and reheat in the microwave.
HOW SHOULD I SERVE FRENCH TOAST STICKS?
Serve with a side of warm maple syrup and watch the kids smile as they are allowed to use their fingers for breakfast. Maybe even a little powdered sugar will get more smiles!
These were a big hit with everyone in the house. I made a few whole pieces of cinnamon french toast as well, once the kids were all served and I was tired of the individual slices. You can also bake these French toast sticks.
Either way, the kids won’t be complaining about the whole wheat if you serve them up this dessert-like recipe for easy french toast sticks! Skip the frozen ones at the store with ingredients you can not pronounce and make a few extra to freeze for another busy morning.
This is one way to get some whole grains into your children.
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 4 Slices Sandwich Bread
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk, we use skim
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons canola oil
- Mix together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the cinnamon in a small baking dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, salt, 1/2 cup of the milk until smooth . Add bread slices a few at a time and soak only a few seconds per side. (if you have day old bread will work better)
- Roll them in Cinnamon Sugar mixture if you like a hard sugar crust, roll in afterwards in prefer less of a creme brulee taste.
- While the bread is soaking, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the mixture begins to shimmer. Fry the bread until golden brown and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
- Transfer the French toast to the baking rack set on a baking sheet and put in a low heat oven to heat through for 5 minutes. Repeat the soaking and frying process with the remaining pieces of bread.
- Serve warm with a side of real maple syrup.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 3 sticks
Amount Per Serving Calories 428Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 174mgSodium 249mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 11g