French toast sticks are always a huge hit with kids.  Big or small doesn’t matter your age, we all love to dunk french toast sticks in warm delicious maple syrup.  The best part of this recipe is that you can make it anytime of the day and with any kind of leftover bread you have on hand.  I love challah plus thats what I had on hand so that’s what I used but… you can use thick sliced bread or yummy texas toast (will use texas toast next time I make them).  Serve them with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, fresh berries and warm maple syrup.

Try making these the next time your lil ones are asking for French Toast.  I promise you, you wont be wrong!


French Toast Sticks


6 eggs, large

1 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 large loaf challah or texas toast

powdered sugar



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice challah bread into 1-1 1/2 inch slices…

then into sticks.

In a large shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar.  Soak all of the challah sticks in the egg mixture for 5 minutes, turning once.

Place the French toast sticks on a sheet pan and let it sit and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes on one side then turn them over and cook the other side for another 10-15 minutes… or until golden brown.

Serve hot with maple syrup, raspberry preserves, and sprinkled powdered sugar on top.


Freezing Directions:

Allow to cool on cooling rack completely or place on a cool cookie sheet and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes or until partially frozen (flash freezing). Place in Ziploc freezer bag and place in freezer until ready to use.