This post features my simple-but-tasty gluten-free French toast sticks recipe. This recipe is also dairy free. These “sticks” or French toast dippers make for a fun breakfast, and your kids will go crazy for them. This post is sponsored by Silk® and all opinions are my own. Please see my disclosures.
My mom used to buy frozen French toast sticks when I was a kid, and my brother and I would eat them up. In fact, we couldn’t get enough of them!
I used to buy them as an adult too, and even fed them to my kids once I became a mom. This all happened, of course, before I was diagnosed with celiac disease and before I learned gluten was no good for me.
I’ve missed eating French toast sticks. Those buttery cinnamon sticks of bread would just melt in my mouth.
With my craving for French toast sticks at a fever pitch, I decided to create this incredibly easy recipe for making gluten-free French toast sticks at home.
The beauty of this recipe is that it requires only a few simple gluten- and dairy-free ingredients, and comes together in minutes so you can serve it even on the busiest of mornings (although I usually make ’em on the weekends as a special treat).
What You’ll Need
To make homemade French toast sticks, first gather up the following ingredients:
- 8 slices of gluten-free bread of choice
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of Silk® Soymilk
- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp of dairy-free butter
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (optional, for dipping)
Please note I used Silk Soymilk for this recipe, but you could use any Silk milk alternative, including Silk Almondmilk or Silk Cashewmilk. Use whatever dairy-free milk you have on hand and like best.
I love that Silk Soymilk is free from dairy, gluten, carrageenan, cholesterol, and artificial colors and flavors, and it’s Non-GMO Project verified. It makes for an easy swap for cow’s milk, and allows me to enjoy a more sustainable, planet-friendly breakfast.
How to Make this Recipe
You’re going to kick yourself for not trying this recipe sooner because it’s so easy to make and quite tasty too.
First you’ll want to cut each slice of gluten-free bread into three long rectangles to make your “sticks.” Set aside.
Next, in a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, soymilk, ground cinnamon and pure vanilla extract until well combined.
Now heat your dairy-free butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. While the butter is heating, dip the bread “sticks” in the milk-egg mixture and coat it generously on both sides.
Place each stick into the warm skillet and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip over and cook the other side. Work the French toast sticks in batches until all are golden brown and cooked through.
Place all of the gluten-free French toast sticks on a platter and top with fresh blueberries and raspberries to make them look extra pretty.
Add some maple syrup to a small cup and dip the French toast sticks into maple syrup as desired. Such fun!
You’re never too old to enjoy this kid-friendly finger food breakfast sensation. Every bite is slightly crispy on the outside but soft and doughy on the inside. You’ll taste hints of cinnamon and vanilla flavors, along with just a touch of sweetness. I love that these French toast dippers are only slightly sweet so there’s definitely room for dipping in the sweet maple syrup.
Make It Egg-Free: To make this recipe egg-free, swap the eggs for 1/2 cup applesauce + 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal and combine those ingredients with the other ingredients as directed in the recipe.
Make it Dairy-Free: This recipe is dairy-free as-is. Hooray! You could use real butter in lieu of dairy-free butter if you don’t follow a dairy-free diet.
Storing Leftovers: I rarely have leftovers when I make this recipe, but you could place any leftover French toast sticks in a sealed container in your fridge. Reheat them in your toaster oven for a minute so they crisp it up. You could also microwave the French toast sticks for 30 seconds to warm them up.
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Gluten-Free French Toast Sticks
- 8 slices gluten-free bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup Silk® Soymilk
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp dairy-free butter
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Cut each slice of gluten-free bread into 3 long rectangles.
- In a shallow bowl, mix together eggs, Silk Soymilk, ground cinnamon and pure vanilla extract until combined.
- Heat the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Dip the bread in the wet mixture and evenly coat bread on both sides.
- Working in batches, place each stick into the hot skillet and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip over and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining bread.
- To serve, place all of the French toast sticks on a platter. Top with fresh blueberries and raspberries and provide small cups of maple syrup for dipping.