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French Toast Sticks

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Are you tired of soggy french toast sticks? Or frustrated watching your expensive gluten free bread break into pieces when you dip it in the egg mixture?

I was and so I decided to beat the french toast stick crumbles. This breakfast meal is a classic and I wasn’t content with what I was getting. After posting about it on Instagram, I realized broken bread sticks was frustrating for you too.

So who’s ready to kiss broken french toast sticks goodbye– for good?

This recipe and secret tip will give you classic, foolproof french toast sticks every.single.time. Crisp and crunchy french toast sticks on the outside yet soft on the inside. These are perfect for your weekend breakfast or brunch plans.

A french toast stick dipped in maple syrup

Ya’ll, I wish I’d known this tip years ago too. Now my french toast not only tastes delicious, but has the perfect size sticks too.

This is a breakfast meal my kids can’t get enough of! They beg for this meal.

recipe ingredients + notes

  • gluten and dairy free bread— common brand names Udi’s or Canyon Bakehouse both work awesome in this recipe
  • dairy free milk— use your go-to milk; ours is unsweetened almond milk
  • dairy free butterEarth’s Best Buttery Sticks (baking sticks that are soy free too) are perfect for buttering your griddle and topping your french toast with
  • this is the griddle I use with this recipe and so many others. And this griddle always goes with us on our camping trips.

are you ready for the secret to perfect french toast sticks?

The secret to the perfect gluten and dairy free french toast sticks is this— always bake your bread before placing it on the griddle. Can you believe it? Such an easy 10 minute trick gives you the perfect breakfast! For baking instructions read through my recipe card below.

A plate of french toast sticks with butter and syrup

french toast topping ideas

  • homemade warm, chocolate ganache– click here for an easy and decadent recipe
  • creamy So Delicious Cocowhip
  • fresh strawberry compote
  • golden maple syrup
  • berry syrup
  • fresh fruit
  • powdered sugar
A baking sheet with 6 slices of bread on it
slices of bread for french toast
French Toast Sticks on a griddle with butter

more gluten + dairy free breakfast recipes

  • breakfast burritos— you definitely want to have these in your freezer for an easy and filling grab and go breakfast
  • oreo donuts— have you tried these yet?! Combine our favorite GF DF oreo sandwich cookies and chocolate for the perfect donuts. These are amazing.
  • cinnamon swirl waffles— are the perfect Saturday morning treat. Elevate your waffle game with this cinnamon swirl recipe.
A plate heaping with french toast sticks

lastly

This is the only french toast stick recipe you’ll ever need. Because now you’ve got the best recipe and the secret tip for french toast success.

After you devoured a plate of french toast sticks drizzled in homemade ganache and sprinkled with powdered sugar, grab a morning cup of coffee and snoop around my website.

You find recipes for every occasion and holiday. Also go ahead and connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. You find the best of eating gluten and dairy free, and never miss a new product, tip, or recipe.

Eat well and feel well,

Jill

French Toast Sticks

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 18 sticks
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 6 slices GF DF bread
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c DF milk, unsweetened almond milk tastes great
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • DF butter (for greasing the griddle, or use nonstick spray)
  • optional topping ideas: DF butter, maple syrup, So Delicious Cocowhip, homemade chocolate ganache, strawberry compote, seasonal fruit, berry syrup, powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Place 6 slices of bread on a large baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, flip each slice over and cut into thirds. Place back in the oven for 4 minutes.
  • While toast is in the oven heat griddle.
  • In a shallow baking dish (I prefer to use a pie pan) whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar.
  • After toast sticks are removed from the oven and have set for 5 minutes, rub butter stick over griddle or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Then dip all sides of toast sticks into egg mixture and set on griddle.
  • After toast sticks have browned flip to other side for another 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately with toppings.
  • For leftovers cover and refrigerate 2-3 days.

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