Make a batch of these naturally sweet French Toast Sticks whenever you have time, then store them in the freezer and warm them in seconds for quick weekday breakfasts on even the busiest of days. I partnered with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs on this recipe because I love that their eggs add indulgent flavor and protein—and that they are Certified Humane —and the company works with small family farmers to produce high quality eggs.
French Toast Sticks
My toddler is currently a huge fan of dippable foods, so I’ve been exploring what other healthy foods I can offer her—which is where these French Toast Sticks come in. They have banana right in the batter, so they taste like banana bread, and you bake a whole pan of them at once, so you can freeze them and have fast breakfasts ready in minutes on future days. Plus, they have protein from the eggs for a nicely balanced breakfast option.
Baked French Toast Sticks
While I admit that pan-fried French Toast is of course delicious, baking a whole pan of sticks at the same time is SO easy—and it allows you to stock the freezer in one fell swoop. Plus, since you bake the sticks on parchment paper, clean-up is as simple as tossing the paper away. These sticks are one of our go-to weekday morning breakfasts before heading to school, daycare, and work.
How to Make French Toast Sticks Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the easy process involved in making this recipe.
- Cut the bread into slices.
- Blend together the eggs, banana, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Dip the French toast sticks into batter and place onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake! Serve warm or let cool and freeze for later.
How to Freeze French Toast Sticks
To make this toddler breakfast ahead of time, or to save any leftovers, simply let the bread cool fully. Then, place into a zip top freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, remove as many sticks as you need and place on a microwave-safe plate. Warm in 15 second increments until warm.
Tips for Making the Best French Toast Sticks
- Serve with toppings or dips such as maple syrup, yogurt, nut butter or jam depending on what your kiddos prefer.
- Use a fork to flip the sticks over quickly in the batter—you want them to absorb just enough batter to coat, but don’t let them sit in the batter. This ensures that they have a good texture when reheated.
- Let the sticks cool fully before storing in the fridge or freezer.
Click HERE for the full recipe over on Nellie’s Free Range.