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French Toast Sticks

Here's the secret to sweet, tender and firm French Toast Sticks that soak up the pure maple syrup and melty butter perfectly every time. You'll love how crispy on the outside these are.

Bonus-- this recipe works for French Toast Sticks as pictured or even follow the same steps for traditional French Toast.

And if you are 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 you need this recipe too.

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 delicious 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 rench 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
  • eggs
  • dairy free milk-- use your go-to milk; ours is unsweetened almond milk
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar
  • dairy free butter-- Earth's Best Buttery Sticks (baking sticks that are soy free too) are perfect for buttering your griddle and topping your French toast with
  • maple syrup
  • griddle-- this is very close to the one we use. We even prepare our bacon and pancakes on it.
  • or this camping griddle

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 our 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-- this is one of our favorite toppings
  • 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 you'll love

  • 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


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French toast sticks on a serving plate with dairy free butter and powered sugar.

French Toast Sticks

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


  • 6 slices GF DF bread
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c DF milk, unsweetened almond milk tastes great
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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Tina Mills

Monday 18th of January 2021

I can’t find GF DF bread, where did you get yours?


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi Tina. I'm fortunate to buy most of our gluten free bread at Costco. I can also purchase it from local Natural Grocers. On the Udi's website they have a "Find Online" and "Find Nearby" for the States. Where do you live? I hope this helps and you can find plenty of options soon. Jill