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I am not much of a breakfast eater, except French Toast. I know that is a bad thing but, I just can’t eat at 6:30 in the morning. The kids however, can eat allllllll daaaaay long. Finding things to make in big batches can be a Pinterest scavenger hunt. Pancakes take forever for 6 people and I am not really a pancake fan. French toast, on the other hand, I can eat until I explode.
In an effort to fry less food, and still make it delicious, I have turned to baking a lot of things. I also look for new ways to trick the kids into thinking they are eating more when in fact, they are eating a normal sized portion. I made regular french toast awhile back. The older boys ate 8 slices and the younger boys ate 6. That is a little much in my book. I can barely eat 4.
Since the baked whole pieces worked so well, I decided to make French Toast Sticks for a little trickery. The only thing that I am changing about the recipe is the bread. I used regular white bread, and this is fine but, several pieces fell apart. I recommend using Texas Toast bread. It will hold up much better when you have to flip them over.
IMPORTANT TIP: DO NOT line your baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. You will be putting this under the broiler and it will catch on fire. Spray your baking sheet with some non stick spray, or brush some melted butter on it, so your French Toast doesn’t stick..
12 large Eggs
1 loaf Texas Toast Bread (my favorite for French Toast but didn’t have any on hand)
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon (See Below for Cinnamon Sugar)
White Granulated Sugar
2 tbsp of Butter Milk
I keep this pre-made in my pantry. It is great for many things! Simply mix 1/4 cup of white with 2 tbsp of cinnamon. Mix it up and store in an air tight container. I personally LOVE cinnamon but, you can start with 1 tbsp and see how it is for you.
1. Turn your broiler on high and move your rack to the second slot from the top.
2. Crack your eggs in a bowl and whisk for about a minute.
3. Add Vanilla, buttermilk and cinnamon.
4. Set aside and cut your bread into quarters. (once in half and then in half again)
5. Dip yours “sticks” in the egg mixture and place them on your backing sheet.
6. Sprinkle them with your Cinnamon Sugar.
7. Place them under the broiler for only a few mins! about 2 or 3 minutes. Do not walk away from these! They can burn quickly. You want them to crisp up a little and for your sugar to caramelize. Yummy!
8. When they are starting to brown, take them out, flip them over, sprinkle with a little more cinnamon sugar, and put them back in. Again, keep an eye on them.
9. When they are browning, take them out and serve with syrup.
How did I trick the boys you ask? They were each give 8 sticks on a small plate. This is equal to two slices of bread. The small plate makes it appear they received more and the sticks make it a higher count, to them. They all said they were full on just 2 instead of 6 and 8!