Fast. Easy. Breakfast. French Toast Sticks

March 6th, 2009 by katie

Blogging the Recession: Freezer Foods

More breakfast solutions, coming at you.  I love french toast.  Our family has always made french toast for special breakfasts, more so than pancakes, eggs, or waffles.  I have always enjoyed making it for the kids when they were little but now that we are so busy in the mornings before school we don’t have it very often.  A great weekend recipe is a huge batch of french toast, with all the extras sliced into sticks and stashed in the freezer for the grab and go convenience of school mornings.   

I made these with some indulgent challah bread but any Texas Toast or thick cut sliced bread will work.  The nice thing is you can buy the “priced to sell” stale bread since you will be soaking it in egg and frying it anyway. 

French Toast Sticks

serves 12 kids or 6 adults, prep 10 min, cook 15 min
  • 1 loaf bread cut into 12 thick slices (depending on the size of your loaf)
  • 1 dozen eggs (or 1 egg per slice of bread)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of cinnamon and/or vanilla
  • oil or butter for frying
  1. In a pie dish, wisk together eggs, milk, salt and cinnamon or vanilla, if using. 
  2. Dip one or two bread slices into the egg mixture at a time. 
  3. Let them sit and absorb the egg while heating a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Sprinkle your hot skillet with oil and carefully removed the soaked bread from the gg mixture, allowing the excess to run off.
  5. Fry one or two pieces at a time over medium high heat until eggs are cooked and brown.  Soak the next two slices in the egg mixture while you are cooking.
  6. They should only take a couple minutes per side to cook.  Remove slices to a cooling rack, sprinkle the skillet with oil and continue frying until egg mixture is gone.
  7. Once toast is cool, slice into thick sticks and place on a baking sheet to freeze.  Once frozen, place the sticks into a freezer bag to store.
  8. To reheat: remove the number of sticks desired and microwave in 30 second intervals until warmed throughout, about 1-2 minutes.

Cost Analysis:

  • 1 loaf challah bread: $4.29
  • 1 dozen cage free eggs: $2.19
  • 1/2 cup organic 1% milk: $0.19
  • Total Cost for 12 servings: $6.67 or 56¢ per serving

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11 Responses

  1. alexandra

    Yum. of all the sweet breakfast dishes — pancakes, waffles, fr. toast, muffins, etc. — french toast is definitely my favorite, too. cut into sticks makes it look all the more delectable!

  2. noble pig

    I love French Toast too and I always feel so happy after I eat it.

  3. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Yum. I never thought about freezing it. What a great idea.

  4. DeelishDish

    What a great idea, especially for kids. I’ll have to keep this in mind. French toast made from Challah Bread is one of my faves.

  5. sweetbird

    Hmm…my husband would appreciate me making these for him.

    OK, I finally have to ask.

    Who’s awesome tattoos are those on your banner? If you say yours, I may just fall in love with you.

    You aren’t in love with me already? I need to step up my game. My header is sweet mrChaos’s left forearm. So can we be BFF instead? -Katie

  6. My First Kitchen

    These inexpensive meal ideas are so great. It’s nice to show people they can eat tasty food without spending a lot. We all really appreciate the inspiration.

  7. EB

    I’m still in my healthy post-New Years phase… this totally made me say screw it.

  8. Mrs. L

    This sounds really good…now I’m craving breakfast in the middle of the afternoon.

  9. sweetbird

    Oh Katie, you know I’m in love with with you!

    I adore mrChaos’ sleeve. I’ve always wanted one, but my husband does the whole “The mother of my children will not (insert fun, cool thing here).” No motorcycles, no tattoos, no bungee jumping.

    I just keep telling him he has to find a surrogate mother for when we finally reproduce.

  10. Daisy

    I used to make French Toast for brunch when my kids were young. Sourdough bread from the day-old store, eggs, and if we had some (on sale, of course) maybe sausage or bacon on the side. Easy, delicious, cheap. Good memories!

  11. Luis Sevilla Somoza

    While frying the bread in the pan, I always use butter with a little pancake syrup or honey (to taste). This gets the bread almost carmelized and super tastey.You have to clean the pan every so often because the syrup starts to burn and blacken. Cook at medium heat with a teflon pan.

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