Thursday, February 17, 2011

Easy French Toast Sticks


My children and I have a huge addiction to Sonic's French Toast Sticks.  When I found this recipe, I was super excited to make these because my children absolutely love those cute little sticks...whether they are from Sonic or Burger King or from the freezer section of the grocery store. 

Not only is this recipe super duper easy, it is a wonderful time saver as well.  You can make em' in bulk...then freeze them!  Yes.  You can actually freeze them.  Genius huh?  When you are in a pickle and need something quick for breakfast, you can pop these straight into the oven from the freezer.  It doesn't get any easier then this folks.  Really...it doesn't ;)  And I won't even mention how great they smell while they are baking in the oven.  Nope.  My lips are sealed ;)

First, you're going to take your 6 pieces of bread and cut them into thirds....


Place all the pieces in an ungreased baking dish....


Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.  Then pour over the pieces of bread....


Soak for 2 minutes....only turning once (they will be a bit soggy when you turn them so handle delicately)....


Take the crushed corn flakes and coat each piece with them...on both sides if desired....


Take the coated pieces and place them on a greased cookie sheet or aluminum pan....


Place in freezer for 45 minutes or until firm.  Transfer to an air tight container or a freezer safe zip lock bag.  Store in freezer until ready to bake/cook.

To bake:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place desired number on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Turn each one over and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Sprinkle with confectioner's/powdered sugar if desired.  My kids had to have the powdered sugar on them to eat them...because well...everything tastes good with powdered sugar ;)

Watch little mouths and hands gobble them up ;)


Easy French Toast Sticks

(makes 18 pieces)


Ingredients:
6 slices day-old Texas toast
4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup crushed cornflakes, optional (we used Frosted Flakes)
Confectioners' sugar, optional
Maple syrup

Directions:

1.  Cut each piece of bread into thirds and place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish.

2.  Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.  Then pour over the pieces of bread.

3.  Soak for 2 minutes....only turning once.

4.  Take the crushed corn flakes and coat each piece with them...on both sides if desired.

5.  Place the coated pieces on a greased cookie sheet or aluminum pan.

6.  Place in freezer for 45 minutes or until firm. Transfer to an air tight container or a freezer safe zip lock bag.

7.  Store in freezer until ready to bake/cook.

8.  To bake: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place desired number on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Turn each one over and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioner's/powdered sugar if desired.

18 thoughtful comments around the table:

  1. Hi Libby, Just stopping by to say hello and get this recipe. It looks yummy! My 3 year old grandson is coming to spend the night this Saturday and I know he is going to love these. Your blog is beautiful and I really enjoyed my visit. Judy

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  2. Why thank you Judy ;) I hope your grandson enjoys them. I enjoy reading your blog also. You have some really great recipes on there and I can't wait to try some of them ;)

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  3. I LOVE this recipe. French toast is the best but I absolutely love the crushed cornflakes on these. Perfect. Loving your blog!!

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  4. Can't wait to try these, looks fantastic! Yummy!

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  5. Looks better than the french toast we made in the mommy and me baking class this morning...LOL!!

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  6. Mmm, these look like they'd make for one yummy breakfast for adults and kids alike! They're so simple and look just scrumptious. Thanks for sharing, Libby. You have a beautiful blog!

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  7. Thank you Georgia and Jen :) They are very simple to make...so easy ;)

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  8. Hi! Stopping in from Menu plan Monday and this recipe looks yummy!! I can't wait to try this recipe. My son LOVES frozen french toast sticks, so this should be a hit at my house.

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  9. Hello Tiffany and welcome :) I hope you and your son enjoy the recipe. I just finished making a whole loaf of them this past weekend because my children had requested them twice ;)

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  10. Where has this recipe been....You are a genius! I am so excited to make these for my g'children when they visit! Blessings, K

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  11. Oh this picture is making me drool. I LOVE french toast over pancakes anyday. I have a recipe that I mix coconut with the corn flakes - LOVE that you bake these!

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  12. Not sure if it's me or the button. Everytime I try to print its shuts down Internet Explorer. :(

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    1. Jody, try downloading and using Google Chrome and try printing it out from there. I had the same issue with the print button. Then I started using Google Chrome and now it works like a charm ;) If it still doesn't work, let me know...

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  13. Please put a link so I can pin this in pinterest, I didn't see it on your board. This looks great!

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  14. OMG! Am definitely pinning this! LOVE that these are baked too!! Will be making these soon!

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    1. These are a HUGE hit at my house when I make em! Enjoy ;)

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