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French Toast Sticks

These Homemade French Toast Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar are a nostalgic + healthier version of the classic cafeteria breakfast! Made totally vegan and easily gluten-free, this recipe is a breeze to make and a hit with adults and kids alike. This is a freezer-friendly snack or dessert recipe.

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How to Make Vegan French Toast Sticks

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet. Slice some bread into thick strips, about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.

Next, pour some milk into a large bowl and stir in maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, flaxseeds, and salt.

Then, taking one slice at a time, submerge bread in the milk mixture and flip to coat as needed. Place dunked french toast stick on the prepared sheet and repeat with remaining slices of bread. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and carefully flip slices over. Place back in oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes. While these are baking, mix some more cinnamon and granulated sugar on a large plate. Melt some butter to help coating stick.

Take french toast sticks out of the oven and quickly toss in butter, then in cinnamon sugar mixture, taking care to tap off the excess sugar and to not burn yourself! Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired. It’s a very simple process that can be done in about 20 minutes!

plate of cinnamon sugar french toast sticks next to a glass of milk

How to Cook Frozen French Toast Sticks

After prepping the sticks, lay them on a flat tray or large plate and freeze until solid. One they are frozen, feel free to store in a releasable bag or container. Reheating these french toast sticks from frozen is a very simple process as well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and lay frozen sticks on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes until heated through and toasty. This also works in a toaster oven set to “high.” I have not tried reheating these in an actual toaster but it may work! Just be wary that some of the cinnamon sugar may fall off.

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French Toast Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar


  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Homemade French Toast Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar are a nostalgic + healthier version of the classic cafeteria breakfast! Made totally vegan and easily gluten-free, this recipe is a breeze to make and a hit with adults and kids alike. This is a freezer-friendly snack or dessert recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 68 pieces thick-cut bread (like Texas Toast), sliced into 3-4 pieces each
  • 2 cups nondairy milk (I used almond)
  • 3 TBS Maple syrup
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp Cinnamon, divided
  • 2 TBS ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS vegan butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat*. Prepare your bread by slicing it into thick strips, about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.
  2. Pour your milk into a large, shallow dish (I used a pie pan) and stir in maple syrup, vanilla, HALF of the cinnamon, flaxseeds, and salt
  3. Taking one slice at a time, submerge in the milk mixture and flip to coat as needed. Don’t let it sit too long as you don’t want it to fall apart. A few seconds should do the trick. Place dunked french toast stick on the prepared sheet and repeat with remaining slices of bread. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and carefully flip slices over. Place back in oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes, checking to ensure the pieces do not dry out too much. While baking, mix remaining 2 tsp cinnamon and sugar on a large plate.
  5. Melt butter in the microwave or in a large skillet. Remove from heat.
  6. Carefully remove french toast sticks from oven and quickly toss in butter then in cinnamon sugar mixture, taking care to tap off the excess sugar and to not burn yourself! Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.

Notes

*If you do not have a reusable mat or parchment paper, rub 2 TBS oil across the sheet to prevent sticking.

To freeze french toast sticks, pace in an even layer on a lined cookie sheet and freeze until firm, then stack in a reusable bag or sealed container. To reheat, place in a 350 degree oven (or high temperature toaster oven) for 5-10 minutes, until warmed.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: One eighth of recipe
  • Calories: 179 calories
  • Sugar: 18.5 grams
  • Sodium: 364 milligrams
  • Fat: 2.1 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.8 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5 grams
  • Fiber: 4.4 grams
  • Protein: 4.4 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: french toast, sticks, cinnamon, sugar, breakfast, nostalgic

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These Homemade French Toast Sticks with Cinnamon Sugar are a nostalgic + healthier version of the classic cafeteria breakfast! Made totally vegan and easily gluten-free, this recipe is a breeze to make and a hit with adults and kids alike. This is a freezer-friendly snack or dessert recipe.

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments! Meet me here.

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