Buttery Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

If you like waking up to the aroma of fresh cinnamon , you will love this version of french toast as it is takes the breakfast to a whole new level. It tastes just like Cinnabon and has a perfect shape to dunk into your favorite dips like maple syrup, cream cheese frosting etc.

 

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I have used thick slices of French Brioche cut into equal size strips for this recipe. It is better to use thick and stale bread(or 1 day old bread) slices for this recipe to prevent getting soggy and to retain the shape after frying.IMG_20180602_083306_216.jpg

———CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST STICKS———

Course: Breakfast

Serving: 12

Cooking time: 15- 20 mins
INGREDIENTS

  1. French Brioche- 4 slices
  2. Eggs- 4
  3. Milk-1/2 cup
  4. Heavy cream- 1/2 cup
  5. Vanilla extract- 1 1/2 tsp
  6. Sugar-3 tbsp.
  7. Unsalted Butter- 2 -3 tbsp.
  8. Cinnamon powder- 2-3 tbsp.
  9. Sugar- 2 tbsp.

DIRECTION

  • Cut thick slices of french brioche or your favorite bread into 3 equal sized strips.
  • To prepare the custard-In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, heavy cream, 3 tbsp. sugar and vanilla until well combined.
  • Heat a large non stick skillet/ pan and melt 1 tbsp. of butter on medium high.
  • Dip the bread sticks in the custard, coat well without getting the bread soggy.
  • Place the bread sticks on the hot skillet(do not overcrowd the pan) and flip sides until golden brown.
  • Mean while mix some cinnamon powder and granulated sugar in a deep dish and set aside.
  • Transfer the bread sticks onto the cinnamon sugar mixture straight from the skillet and make sure the toast sticks are well coated.
  • Stack the cinnamon coated toast sticks on a plate, dusted with powdered sugar and serve warm along with fresh berries or a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Tip# For a healthier or glutenfree version, use multigrain bread and replace milk amd heavycream with 1 cup almond milk.
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