Skip the butter and the sauté pan in favor of this fresh and family-friendly recipe for Baked French Toast Sticks that are easy to freeze and reheat!

Baked French toast sticks on a plate with fruit and maple syrup being drizzled on top

It’s been a whirlwind week here and I’m fresh (or perhaps not so fresh!) off the plane from New York after a fantastic 48 hours of meetings and eating. You can catch all the culinary action over on Instagram, and let’s just say there was a whole lot of soft serve, gooey cookies, glazed doughnuts and chicken Parm pizza involved (you’ve got to see that one to believe it).

So what better way to detox from all the decadence than with some good ol’ custard-soaked carbs!

Texas toast cut into sticks alongside a dish of eggs and milk

This recipe is directly the result of your comments and desires voiced over on the pan-fried version of these buttery bread batons, a.k.a. Baked French Toast Sticks. So ask and ye shall receive! I’ve reworked a top-rated recipe to eliminate the butter, skip the stovetop and make the oven do all of the work … while you sip on a mimosa, Bloody Mary or both.

French toast sticks arranged on a foil-lined baking sheet

Give your Texas toast slices a quick cut, dunk them in an eggy vanilla custard then line ’em up on a baking sheet. The result? Flavor-packed, slightly crisped Baked French Toast Sticks that are perfect for dipping in or drizzling with warm maple syrup.

Baked French toast sticks and fruit on plates with maple syrup

But perhaps I’ve saved the best news for last: They’re freezer-friendly! Tune in to the video below to see these baked batons in action then read on for the recipe and my tips. And don’t forget to complete your breakfast feast with light and fluffy Cloud Eggs!

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Breakfast

Baked French Toast Sticks (Freezer-Friendly)

Whip up a quick and freezer-friendly recipe for the best Baked French Toast Sticks perfect for dunking in warm maple syrup.
4.71 from 17 votes
Baked French toast sticks on a plate with fruit and maple syrup being drizzled on top
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 8 slices thick-cut Texas toast bread
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease it generously with cooking spray. 
  • Cut each slice of bread into three sticks widthwise. 
  • In a large shallow dish or bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract. Dip each stick of bread in the egg mixture, coating it on all sides, then shake off the excess and arrange it on the baking sheet. Repeat the dipping process, arranging the French toast sticks on the baking sheet so that they aren’t touching.
  • Bake the French toast sticks for 12 minutes then flip them once, spray them lightly with cooking spray and return them to the oven for an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the French toast sticks from the oven and serve warm with maple syrup.

Kelly's Notes:

  • To freeze the French toast sticks for quick reheating, bake them as directed then cool completely and package in a sealable plastic bag. To reheat, remove frozen French toast sticks from the freezer and microwave for 30 to 60 seconds until warmed through. 
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Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 131mg, Sodium: 331mg, Potassium: 223mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Calcium: 257mg, Iron: 2.4mg

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  1. 4 stars
    This recipe was good, however I would make a few changes to it in order to make it great! First, do NOT put them on foil. Even with it greased, they stuck to the foil like crazy! Instead, I would place them on non-stick parchment paper. I did this, and had no problem!

    The recipe makes about 4 more slices of toast than is called for in the recipe. I also found that by adding a little cinnamon and sugar on top of the toast instead of in the batter brought those flavors out more.

  2. 5 stars
    The French toast came out so good! My family ate all of them without me! great recipe for a quick breakfast!

    1. Hi Patricia – I haven’t tried that so I can’t say with certainty what the results would be. Let me know if you give it a shot!

  3. 5 stars
    I made the baked french toast stick recipe last night for dinner, leaving the bread in whole slices, no leftovers, definitely a keeper! Thanks!

    1. Hi Tonya – Oven temperatures can cause great variances in the bake time. Do you have an oven thermometer to ensure your oven is running at the correct temperature? And was the rack in the center of the oven?

  4. Going to try to freeze and reheat- practice for my daughter’s morning wedding reception, will serve them in little paper bags (like french fries)… any tips for keeping warm and fresh?- Alyson

    1. Hi Alyson! After baking, I’d wrap them in foil, however you might lose some of the crispiness around the edges.

  5. 5 stars
    Really like this recipe. Quick, easy and the left overs are freezable. I made this with the Texas Toast (Nickles) and Sara Lee Artisano loaf. Both worked out well (dried out the Arisano loaf, ahead of time), but I like the Texas Toast better. I make ahead and freeze for those “lazy” mornings. Great with the Maple Syrup dip and a cup of my favorite coffee!!

  6. 3 stars
    Don’t forget to first spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray before putting the dipped bread onto it. Learned that the hard way!

    1. I’m so sorry you experienced that, Jennifer. I do note in the first line of the recipe to line a baking sheet with foil and grease it generously with cooking spray.

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