French Toast Sticks are easy to portion and freeze for make-ahead breakfasts or snacks.
large flat dish or bowl
measuring cup and spoons
1 cup (250 mL) milk
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
8 slices whole grain bread
Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
In a large flat dish whisk eggs with milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip bread into egg mixture. Turn to coat bread well. Allow bread to soak up egg mixture at least 5 minutes.
To cook, use one or two (depending on the size of the bread) baking sheets. Line with parchment paper. Arrange bread in a single layer on prepared pan(s).
Bake for 12 minutes. Turn bread over. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer until browned and puffed.
If serving immediately, cut into strips (3-4 strips/slice of bread) and serve. If preparing for lunches, allow French Toast to cool. Cut into strips, portion and store in a container for lunch. Send with fresh fruit and/or yogurt or syrup for dipping.
This classic, one-pan meal is perfect for those nights when you want to treat your family to something delicious and hearty without the big cleanup. For added creaminess, add a generous dollop of sour cream!