Let’s face it. Breakfast is not only the most important meal but also the most delicious. From chocolate pancakes dripping in syrup sweet to tangy grapefruit brûlée, anything can be breakfast food if you try hard enough! There’s always something for everyone, but this recipe is a crowd-pleaser. These French Toast sticks are perfect for your family or friends on a beautiful Sunday morning. By making them easier to hold and to eat, they are perfect for dipping. Be sure to stock up on your favorite sauces and jams to complement the main dish. I love adding blackberry jam and maple syrup to perfect this dish. Here is a list of other ingredients that would pair perfectly!
- Chocolate sauce
- Sliced fruit
- Syrup (habanero pepper infused is my family’s favorite. Check it out here)
- Mint leaves
Our favorite dipping dishes
I make this recipe for breakfast, but it also makes a wonderful dessert. Add a few scoops of your favorite ice cream and you have a yummy french dessert. I love this recipe for how simple it is. You can make it with everything that you already have in your kitchen. And if you are missing one or two ingredients, don’t worry! Omitting a few of the ingredients is ok, especially if you are in a time crunch. Try this recipe at home and let us know what you think!
For the toast:
- eight 3/4 inch-thick slices brioche or challah (preferably day-old)
For the batter:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- A large pinch of ground cloves
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable or canola oil, for deep-frying
Our favorite cookware for this recipe
- Cut each slice of bread into 3/4 inch-thick slices to make sticks. (Don’t worry about making each piece perfectly straight and rectangular.)
- For the batter, mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and fold, using a spatula, until just combined. The batter might be a little lumpy and that’s perfectly fine, just make sure not to overmix.
- In batches, immerse a few of the sticks into the batter and let sit for 3 minutes. Transfer the bread sticks to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain while the oil heats.
- In a large, deep skillet, heat about 1 1/2 inches vegetable oil over high heat until it reads 350° F on a deep-fat thermometer. Working with a few at a time, fry the bread sticks for 3 minutes, flip, and fry on the second side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
- Dust with confectioners’ sugar, drizzle with maple syrup (or serve some in a cup alongside for dunking), and serve with fruit. Serve immediately.
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Recipe Cred: https://food52.com/recipes/38606-french-toast-sticks