Crunchy French Toast Sticks

These French toast sticks are sweet, crunchy and delightfully dippable.

This last Christmas I got the most recent Pioneer Woman cookbook, Come and Get It, and I was super excited about getting to try out some new recipes.

As you can see by my tabs, I have quite the journey ahead of me.

This book has a little bit of everything! Breakfasts, side dishes, sheet pan dinners, dessert – the whole lot! The recipe I dove into first was a breakfast recipe labeled that was marked as “make ahead – freezes well – kid friendly”, crunchy French toast sticks. And it makes A LOT!

Now, this recipe really would be great to make a big batch, freeze and then bake as needed, but that’s not what we needed on this particular Saturday morning. We were hungry (now!) and only needing to cook for the 2 of us, not a crowd, so I went ahead and adjusted this recipe as needed.

If you’re interested in making the full batch, I totally recommend picking up “Come and Get It”. But if you’re like us and are looking to make a scaled down version, I got you covered!

I think French toast is my favorite weekend breakfast food. Unfortunately we rarely have a suitable bread in the house so it’s not something I actually make very often. I made sure I picked up what I needed for this recipe because I was sure I would love it! I mean, it’s French toast with CAP’N CRUNCH COATING! How could you not love this temporary sugar rush, right? Along with scaling down the portion size, I did also eliminate a bit of the additional sugar because I figured we would be getting enough as it was.

This recipe really was delicious and a fun Saturday morning breakfast. Kids will totally love this one but in all honestly, adults will too. I served the French toast sticks with fresh berries, a dusting of powdered sugar and, of course, syrup for dipping. I think the dipping is the best part. The dippability (I think I just made that word up) is a solid 10/10.

So take some time one morning to treat yourself with this deliciously crunchy twist on a breakfast classic. Or, go ahead and make the full recipe and stock your freezer for another day! Either way, I am sure you and your family are going to love this one.

Y’all come back now!

Kayla

Crunchy French Toast Sticks

Crunchy French Toast Sticks

A sweet & crunchy twist on a breakfast classic.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Texas toast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Cap'n Crunch cereal, finely crushed
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • Syrup, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat of to 425°.
  2. Cut each slice of Texas toast into 3 strips.
  3. In a pie plate, whisk together the eggs, half & half, sugar, vanilla and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pie plate, mix together the panko bread crumbs crushed cereal and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Stir in melted butter so that the crumbs are slightly moist.
  5. One stick at a time, dip the bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat all sides. Then lay the bread stick in the cereal mixture, pressing the coating to all sides to fully coat.
  6. Place the coated bread sticks on a baking rack sprayed with non-stick spray. Set the baking rack in a large baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown.
  8. Serve with syrup for dipping.

Notes

Modified from "The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Come and Get It" cookbook.

http://www.cupcakesncornbread.com/?p=1461

 

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