I’ve made these to replace the french toast sticks I used to buy in supermarkets back in the States. [It is also a really good way to use up stale bread!]. Since they are baked in the oven (I’m going to pretend that makes them healthier) you can make a large batch and you can feed everyone at once! Now you don’t have to dole out french toast to people one at a time (implying favoritism). I recommend using either a silicon mat or parchment paper to make flipping and removal easier.
Regular sandwich bread is a little thin to make regular french toast sticks (but Texas Toast slices will probably work); so I put two slices together. My original plan was to use nutella to bind the two slices together. But when I told the Hubs, he asked if his could have jam. So I obliged, but in the end he liked the nutella ones better – score one for nutella!
If you have a french toast recipe that you’ve already committed to memory, feel free to use that one. The general premise is that you’re making a sandwich, dipping it in egg batter, and baking. But if your go-to recipe uses sugar in the egg mixture, I would recommend skipping it. The filling adds a fair amount of sweetness (which is what Hubs didn’t like about the jam filled sticks).
Here is what you will need:
Pre-heat oven. In a shallow baking dish; mix eggs, add milk, spices and extract. (I’d normally use vanilla extract but didn’t have any so used almond.)
Spread jam/nutella on the bread slices, seal together, and cut into thirds.
Soak bread bread in egg mixture and place on lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on each side.
If you plan to save the stick for future breakfasts (or just have a few leftovers) allow them to cool completely and then place in the freezer. Once frozen, place into resealable plastic bags.
To reheat, microwave for 1 minute, slipping halfway.
- 10 slices of bread
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup (150 mL) of milk
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- pinch of nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350° F (170° C) oven
- In a shallow baking dish mix, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
- Spread nutella on half of the bread slices and then place the other slices on top.
- Cut nutella sandwiches into thirds.
- Dip sticks in egg mixture and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Serve with maple syrup for dipping.
- To freeze: Allow to cool completely before putting the sticks in the freezer. Once frozen all the way through, place into a resealable bag for storage.
- To reheat: Microwave for 1 minute, flipping halfway through.