Vegan Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Sticks

Have you ever had the French Toast Sticks from Burger King? I looooooved them when I was a wee child. We were always pretty busy when I was a kid, my dad worked really long hours, and we had a lot of fast food breakfasts. My dad was always into eating right and staying active, but didn’t know exactly what that meant until more recently. He eats better now, and is more active than most people I know. I digress though, back to childhood, there were many a morning I chowed down on some French toast sticks, dipping them into the little container of maple syrup they came with. 

Now, you can make your very own, healthier version, coated in cinnamon and sugar and totally dippable! Of course, as always, cruelty free! They are so quick, you really don’t need to visit the drive thru! You can take these in the car and eat as you go. I love a good handheld breakfast; I always seem to be running around like a crazy person in the morning. Just trying to get my kid to school on time, and get started with my work.

These French toast sticks are not only so delicious that is it mind blowing, but they make my life so much easier. I generally already have all the ingredients lying around the house, and can whip up a batch in no time. You can even bake these all at the same time on a sheet pan while you get ready, or make it an easy lazy Sunday breakfast! Just toss the bread in the custard, bake then toss in cinnamon and sugar, dip, eat!

My daughter is obsessed with cinnamon toast, in every form. Just plain old toast with butter and cinnamon/sugar topping, cinnamon toast crunch, and any other variation. So, this is dedicated to my daughter. I took her cinnamon toast obsession a step further and fancied it up a bit. If you are concerned about refined sugar, the custard is refined sugar free, then you can roll these in cinnamon and coconut sugar instead of white sugar, and you are all set!

Healthy, adorable, ready in no time! These Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Sticks are crazy good. Also, feel free to use your favorite gluten free bread for the occasion. You can make this totally vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. I promise no one will know. I hope you enjoy!

Vegan Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Sticks
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Plant based French toast sticks rolled in cinnamon and sugar, dippable, and delicious!

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lauren Hartmann
  • 1 1/4 C. Almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Flax meal
  • 3 Tbsp. Water
  • 1/4 C. Apple sauce
  • 1/4 C. Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 6-8 Slices White bread, slightly stale and dry is best
  • 1/2 C. Sugar of choice
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup for serving
  1.  In a small bowl, mix the flax and water together and let sit for a minute to thicken to make a flax egg. In a large mixing bowl, add the milk, flax egg, apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla, 1 tsp. of cinnamon and salt. Whisk until fully combined.

  2. I recommend using a large loaf of bread you can slice yourself, then slice 6-8 thick slices, then slice those into about 3 or 4 sticks. Dip into the milk mixture, don't soak, just dip both sides and remove.

  3. Heat a little oil or vegan butter in a non stick pan, cook each stick on all sides until brown and crisp. A minute or two on each side.

  4. In a small mixing bowl, stir the 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon and sugar together. Once each French toast stick is cooked, toss in the cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately with maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

It is best to use stale bread so it doesn't get too soggy.

Make sure not to let the bread sticks sit in the custard mixture. Just dip in, or they will be too soggy.


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  • Reply
    April 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I have literally never commented on a recipe I found on Pinterest, but I have to on this one. My baby is allergic to eggs, so while I’m breastfeeding, I’m avoiding them too. I love breakfast, and have really missed French toast and making big family breakfasts for the weekends since we’re all eating slightly different things. These.are.amazing. I left off the cinnamon sugar for my 13mo, but made them as is for everyone else. I got multiple thumbs up from my 3 year old, and I thought they were delicious – definitely a solid replacement for French toast. I think I actually like them better because of the crust that the flax formed. I have used flax eggs a ton, but never thought of them for this application. Nice work!!

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      Lauren Hartmann
      April 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you so much! That makes my heart so happy! I loving hearing things like this!!

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    October 8, 2017 at 5:56 am

    This recipe looks and sounds amazing. I plan on fixing them tomorrow. I just needed to know if I’m going to bake a pan of them, what temperature should I set the oven at and for how long? Are there any special instructions for cooking them this way. I’m new to the plant based diet (4 weeks) and I welcome any and all suggestions.

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      Lauren Hartmann
      October 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Yay! I would bake them at a pretty high temperature. Maybe 375 or 400. Spray the pan, bake 10 minutes or so. Just check them, and bake until crisp! I hope you enjoy! I LOVE helping people on their plant based journey, so feel free to contact me anytime!

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    November 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I hope you comment by today. I am going to make this today have my bread all cut up, but I plan on freezing all of it. Can I cook on a baking sheet and put the cinnamon sugar and stuff then freeze? have you tried?
    Thank you

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      Lauren Hartmann
      November 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      I have not tried that, but I think it would work out great!

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    March 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Isn’t white bread gluten? Can I just substitute it?

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      March 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      You can totally use gluten free bread if you would like!

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