Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baked French Toast Sticks

Homemade Baked French Toast Sticks

Most recipes for Homemade French Toast Sticks calls for them to be made in a pan on the stove. I came across a recipe on the A Beautiful Mess Blog that featured a baked version and started doing my Happy Food Dance right were I was! I bookmarked it and came back to it a couple of weekends ago when it was freezing cold outside and I wanted a warm and cozy breakfast to enjoy while I watched my Saturday morning shows! The recipe is super easy and here's how mine turned out:

Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 3-4 servings

4-5 Slices of Bread (I used French Bread)
4 Eggs
2 Tablespoons of cream or Half and Half (I used the Half and Half)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
As much Cinnamon Sugar as you heart desires!


■ In a shallow mixing dish or bowl, mix eggs, half and half, vanilla extract and cinnamon sugar mixture.

■ Slice the Bead into sticks

■ Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, making sure to coat each side

■ Place each coated stick on a baking sheet. I almost always use Aluminum Foil to line my baking sheets and did so this time as well. Do NOT use parchment paper as this is going in the oven under the BROIL setting and you don't want to start a fire!

■ Sprinkle a bit more Cinnamon Sugar over each stick

■ Place in the oven on the BROIL setting

■ Turn on the oven light and Don't go far! The BROIL setting works very quickly and if you walk away from it too far, you are liable to come out with burnt toast...YIKES!

■ Bake for 2-3 minutes.

■ Remove from the oven and turn each stick over, sprinkling a bit more Cinnamon Sugar to this side

■ Place in the oven and BROIL for another 2-3 minutes

■ Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes

■ Sprinkle one last little bit of Cinnamon Sugar and Voila!

■ Top with your favorite Syrup and ENJOY!

--Dr. April

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