As a kid I looked forward to mornings when my mom made french toast sticks for breakfast. You know, the frozen ones that you just pop in the microwave or oven? She’d bake them until they were slightly crispy and she’d give us a plate full with a little cup of warm syrup to dip them in. And she always put a little pat of butter in our syrup so we got that same buttery-syrup flavor you get when you spread butter on your french toast.
I think I liked them so much because they’re so kid friendly–finger food for breakfast? It’s just fun. But these french toast sticks aren’t just for kids. They’re spiced with pumpkin and they are uhhh-mazing.
For the very best french toast sticks, use a loaf of french bread. It makes big, thick sticks that absorb lots of the yummy pumpkin flavor! Just slice the loaf in half lengthwise and cut each half into strips. Then it’s as easy as dredging the strips in a pumpkin-spiced egg mixture and cooking (in a well buttered skillet or pan). And of course adding a little butter to your syrup is a must.
I’m not the big breakfast gal, like, I’m more into brinner. But these just hit the spot on a chilly fall morning!
And let’s be honest….we all like finger food.
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tbsp butter
- Maple Syrup
- Half of a french bread loaf
- Slice french bread into one-inch wide strips
- In a shallow dish whisk pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice together.
- Melt butter in a skillet or frying pan over medium high heat. Dredge french bread strips into egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture. Place into the pan or skillet and cook until sides are golden brown (or darker if you like). Cook on all four sides.
- Serve with warm maple syrup for dipping.