Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast Sticks

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Baked Streusal French Toast

I made these French Toast sticks recently on a lazy Saturday morning. The boys LOVED them (well, actually, three out of four did). I found them a little too sweet for my liking. They don’t take too long to make because you bake them on a large rimmed cookie sheet, so you’re able to make the entire batch of French toast at once, rather than a couple of slices at a time.  This is definitely not your everyday breakfast recipe.  Save it for when you have company.

I found my Texas Toast at Trader Joe’s. Texas Toast is just a nice thick piece of bread that’s twice the width of a typical slice. I typically make French toast using stale bread. My Texas Toast was nice and fresh, so I decided to toast each piece lightly before cutting it into sticks. Toasting the bread dried it out a little bit, which gave it more structural integrity when I dipped it into the egg mixture. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt to the egg mixture. In my opinion, the French toast is slightly too sweet without it.


Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast Sticks

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

For the French Toast Sticks:
4 slices Texas Toast (or French bread)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a pinch of salt


For the Cinnamon Streusel:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Cut the bread slices into 3 sticks. In a large shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Dunk bread sticks into batter, let excess drip off, then place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes.

While the French Toast Sticks are baking, make the cinnamon streusel. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together with a fork, or in a small food processor, until you have a crumbly mixture.

Remove French Toast Sticks from the oven after the 9 minutes. Flip the sticks over and evenly sprinkle the cinnamon streusel over them. Place the pan back in the oven and bake for another 9-10 minutes, or until sticks are golden and streusel is set. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Yield: 4 servings

One year ago: Coconut Bread
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