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Crunchy French Toast Sticks

This crunchy spin on a classic allows you to use the ingredients that you have on hand to make your own delicious French toast sticks that are perfect for freezing!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened cereal, crushed to fine crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 12 slices bread, cut into 3 strips


  • Crack the eggs into a shallow dish, like a pie plate. Add the half-and-half, vanilla, ¼ cup sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Whisk lightly until combined; set aside.
  • In a separate shallow dish, stir together the breadcrumbs, crushed cereal and remaining ¼ cup sugar, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Use a fork to stir in the melted butter.
  • Dunk the bread strips in the egg mixture, turning to coat. Then lay them in the dish with the crumb mixture, turning them over, sprinkling, and pressing so the crumbs totally cover the surface. Place on a lined baking sheet to either bake or flash freeze for later.
  • To bake, preheat the oven to 425°F. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 10-12 minutes (15-18 minutes if baking from frozen).
Keyword freezer, make-ahead