French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks from Weelicious

Last week I made French toast, served it to the kids alongside little dishes for dipping -- maple syrup for Kenya, honey for Chloe -- and before I could turn to cut up some fruit, Chloe said, “I wish these were French Toast Sticks”. I get it. There's something a bit more fun about these little sticks. Aside from being cute, they're easy for kids to hold and dip. Since the day I first made this recipe it’s been a regular request from both of my kids before bedtime for me to make the next morning.

I'm truly grateful when my kids remind me of their favorites, like these, which are a delicious choice to re-share with you on Rewind Wednesday if I do say so myself!

French Toast Sticks from Weelicious

One of our missions at weelicious is to offer recipes the entire family can enjoy together. A few simple alterations to most any dish suited for mommy and daddy, can make it totally attractive to kids. Take these French Toast Sticks, for example. It's not that I couldn't just hand Chloe, my 15 month old, an entire piece of french toast and have her eat it -- she's actually such an adventurous eater right now, she'll hoover just about anything -- but tailoring a breakfast food my husband and I normally eat with a knife and fork so it's in a fun and appealing kid friendly shape, allows everyone in our family to enjoy the same meal in our own way.

These little french toast "fingers" are not only delicious, they're also the perfect size for little hands to hold. Kenya loves dipping them into raspberr-wee sauce, Chloe loves that she can have some independence eating by herself without us cutting her food into little pieces first and I love that you get triple the crusty edges (my favorite part) for each piece of cooked toast since you cut each piece of bread into three sticks . There's truly nothing better then a recipe that fulfills everyone's needs!

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French Toast Sticks (Makes 15 Sticks)

Prep Time: 8 mins Cook Time: 12 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup whole milk , rice or almond
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp honey
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 5 Slices of Bread, trim edges and cut into 1 inch sticks
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Preparation

1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, honey and salt until combined.

2. Dip each bread stick in the egg mixture until each side is coated with the mixture.

3. Heat a saute pan or griddle over medium heat with 1 tbsp of butter and cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.

4. Serve with honey, maple syrup, or raspberr-wee sauce.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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55 comments

  • Jenn

    any luck with making these ahead and freezing them? Just trying to get weekday recipes that I can freeze =)
    Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      Yes they are perfect for freezing!

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  • Jess

    Try it with whole wheat cinnamon bread...

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  • Mary

    What kind of bread do you normally eat?

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    • Catherine

      Whole wheat and spelt tortillas! they are so yum!

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  • Andy

    This recipe looks brilliant and easy to make. I think I have all the ingredients at my home today. I will surely try it tonight!!!

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  • Lisa

    We just made these and they were yummy!!

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  • Leigh

    WOW! Great recipe! My kids ate every last bite. SO yummy!

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  • Jen

    I've noticed a couple of Weelicious recipes, like this one, that include honey. My daughter is 15 months old and I would love to make these for her. However, I remember reading somewhere that babies under a certain age shouldn't eat honey. Do you know what age that is?

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    • Cassie

      I seem to remember that it was 1 and under. I waited with my little one until she was almost 18 months before I gave her honey just to be on the safe side.

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    • Aubrey

      just replace it with Agave!

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  • Rose

    My 12 1/2 month old twins enjoyed them too. I was trying to think of things to do with the edges of the bread. Anyone have any ideas. I'm going to make whole wheat bread crumbs for future use.

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    • Catherine

      I saved the edges to make croutons! :)

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  • Blanca

    Made these this morning, yummy!!

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  • Valerie

    Made these this morning and your rasberr-wee sauce. So delicious, my little one was sucking the sauce off the French toast. We had to ignore her to get her to eat the french toast, which is common, but daddy and I loved it too. Thanks for the great recipes that work for everyone!

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  • Jojo

    Made these AND pizza rolls on Saturday - yummmm! My daughter ate both like there was no tomorrow!

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  • Bernadete

    Thanks for yet another great recipe! I love the fact that you can make these ahead and freeze them.

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  • Cassie

    My 2 year old son is the pickiest eater ever; the only foods he'll eat are bread and cheese. It's so frustrating! So today after he refused scrambled eggs for breakfast, I made the French Toast Sticks and added a touch of powdered sugar on top to entice him....He loved it! Gobbled up 8 sticks in record time! Thank you! :)

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  • Mina

    Hi Catherine, thank you for another great recipe. I noticed you said to use a sauté or griddle pan. I don't own any non-stick pans in my house, due to the carcinogens in the coating. Is there a line of non-stick pans you recommend and have researched, which are not harmful? Thank you!

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  • Kristi Rimkus

    This is a must make for my nephew the next time he visits!

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  • Jill

    I love these and I also rolled them in ground flax and sprinkled wheat germ on top for some added crunch! Thanks again for such a great resource - you are truly changing many people's lives a \"wee bit\" at a time:)

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  • Angela

    What a great recipe! How important is it to use whole milk? My toddler doesn't drink it anymore and we don't buy it. Thanks! :)

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    • Catherine

      Whole milk is natural source of calcium which is important for your toddlers bones, I still give my kids whole milk and when I don't, i give them rice milk :)

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  • Julie

    Catherine, I made these last night for \"breakfast for dinner\" with vanilla soy milk and whole wheat bread, served with scrambled eggs and fruit. Super quick and delicious dinner. Thanks for another great idea!

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  • Lindsey

    I've made a recipe very similar to this multiple times but I bake them all on a cookie sheet at once instead of using a skillet on the stove top. Soooo much easier!! 350 for 25 min. and turn them once half way through.

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    • Christy

      thank you!!! no idea you could bake them! my son can only have baked egg. I'll be making these tomorrow:)

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  • Julie

    If you freeze these, how do you heat up the defrosted ones? I'm afraid the microwave will make them soggy.

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    • Kelsey

      I'd suggest a toaster oven if you have one, or regular oven. :)

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  • Angela

    Just made these with an almost-week-old loaf of homemade honey/whole wheat bread. It made my near-stale bread divine! Ahhhh ... one more reason to bake regularly. Especially since our 2-year-old gobbled them up!

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  • Norma

    I made these today for the kids and they loved them. My son asked for more!

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  • Lauren

    I freeze these whole and pop in the toaster for a quick breakfast! I cut into sticks after toasting--not quite as good as freshly made but still yummy and better than store bought!

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  • Lani

    for french toast sticks recipe, any other alternative(s) for cinnamon and honey?

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    • Catherine

      You could use Agave or Sugar in place of the Honey. If you still want a sweet spice flavor, but don't want to use cinnamon you could try nutmeg instead. Cloves would be yummy, too, but they're a bit more powerful so use less.

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  • Barbara

    My children loved these! I could not make them fast enough. Thank you. I have 4 picky eaters. It is a keeper. I can't wait to try all of your other recipes.

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  • Catherine

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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  • Gary

    Made it last night for snack time and was asked to make it again for Breakfast this morning! Kids loved it.

    Thank you for another wee-licious recipe.

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  • Elizabeth R

    Yum! Can't wait to make these! Thanks for all the extra tips! I love your site! It motivated me to try some new recipes for my kids - thanks!

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  • Brenda

    I noticed a Shopping List category on the iPhone app but didn't notice on a recipe where it said \" add to shopping list\"
    So what exactly is that spot for ? Am I over looking something?
    Thanks

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    • Catherine

      Currently there are two different shopping list things. We have the shopping list on the iPhone app which is a basic shopping list that I have created for everyone to use. It includes all the things that should always be stocked in your kitchen and pantry!

      We are also setting up ZipList, so if you see down below the recipe it says, \"add to ZipList\". Click on that and it'll add the recipe to your ZipList shopping list!

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  • Suzana

    Delicious!

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  • Linda

    I made these this morning for my 19 month old girl and they were very well-received :) I used to make french toast and served an entire piece to her and she struggled to finish it. Now I see what you mean about making a few simple alterations to make the food kid-friendly as I actually see the result! Thank you for the recipe and idea!

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  • Danielle

    I love French toast and would love to make it for my 3 year old son. Any suggestions on how to replace the egg, as he's allergic to them? I have tried using bananas in the past, but the result was was too mushy.

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    • Lej

      I hope you don't mind me sharing my ideas with you...I used to make french toast stick with the store bought cinnamon raisin bread dipped in egg substitute or egg whites and they turned out great. I had to stop buying the cinnamon raisin bread because I found out my daughter has a soy allergy which is in a lot of store brand breads. One day I ran out of eggs and just dipped the bread slices in pancake mix, added some vanilla extract and turned out super yummy and freezes very well. I added cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg too!

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  • Becky

    Delicious. Made them this morning! Thanks. Lazy BBQ chicken is on the menu this week too!

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  • Robin Thomas

    Good day there,
    I just googled these recipes for my two year old and I bet she's gonna love these when I make them later!
    Thanks for the great recipe and I definitely want to join the mailing list for more of these.
    All the best!
    Rob

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  • KB Johnson

    Used some blueberry swirl bread with your recipe and it was delicious! Think my lil nugget (5 months prego) loved them (:

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  • Boubacar N

    Made these today and froze them until tomorrow morn' so they'll be ready. Simply DELICIOUS

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  • Ashley

    Is there a certain bread that others use that makes it taste better???

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    • McCord

      I like to use crusty bread like a French baguette or Italian loaf!

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