What’s better than cinnamon French toast sticks dipped in warm maple syrup? This is a comforting breakfast recipe that kids and adults love! These French toast sticks are gluten free, egg free, and so sweet and delicious. The combination of crispy fried bread and sweet cinnamon sugar is a winner!
Breakfast – some people say it’s the most important meal of the day! But for those with food allergies, it can also be a very frustrating meal!
Wheat, eggs, dairy…these are the ingredients that are in a typical American breakfast. Whether you like omelettes, or waffles, or even cereal, it can be tough to find tasty breakfast options that are free of the top allergens.
Even if you have multiple food allergies, I want you to have tasty, easy, homemade breakfast recipes to choose from. You should be able to make a delicious and filling breakfast for your family on a Saturday morning!
French toast sticks are such a fun breakfast treat. I know when I was little, I loved to have French toast sticks, even more than I loved to have regular French toast.
Both are delicious, of course, but there’s just something fun about dipping sticks of fried bread in warm maple syrup.
These gluten free French toast sticks are fried in vegan buttery spread and then rolled in a generous amount of cinnamon sugar for a yummy crunch. These actually remind me a little bit of churros!
When I served these the other day, both of my sons went crazy for them, and declared them my best breakfast recipe ever! So I’d say that’s a pretty glowing review. :)
Where can I find gluten free, allergy friendly bread?
As you may know, there are quite a few options for gluten free bread out there, but not all of them are completely allergy friendly. Many brands of gluten free bread contain egg, or are made in a facility that uses other allergens like dairy, nuts, or sesame.
If you’re looking for a gluten free bread that is top 8 free and sesame free, Little Northern Bakehouse is a great brand to look into. I’ve been able to find this brand at Whole Foods.
There are other brands that are nut free, like Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse (contains egg), or Schar (contains soy).
As always, I recommend calling the company to find out about any products to make sure that they are safe for your specific dietary needs.
Can I use something besides cornstarch in this recipe?
Yes, I have made these French toast sticks with potato starch, and I would think that tapioca starch would also work well.
You can serve these French toast sticks with:
- warm maple syrup
- powdered sugar
- strawberry jam
- melted chocolate
- fresh fruit
How to make gluten free French toast sticks:
- Slice each piece of bread into sticks.
- Dip the bread into a mixture of non-dairy milk, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
- Fry the bread in vegan buttery spread.
- Dip the fried bread in cinnamon sugar.
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Gluten Free French Toast Sticks (Egg Free).
- Cut each slice of gluten free bread into three sticks. Set aside.
- Place the 5 Tablespoons of sugar and the ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
- Place the non-dairy milk, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl and whisk together.
- Place one tablespoon vegan buttery spread in a frying pan and melt over medium heat. A non-stick pan like Green Pan works really well for this recipe.
- Once the pan is hot and the buttery spread is sizzling, dip a stick of bread into the milk and cornstarch, making sure the bread is coated on both sides. Place in the hot frying pan. Repeat, but don't crowd the pan.
- Use your spatula to move the bread in the pan a little bit so it doesn't stick. After about 3-4 minutes, flip the bread. The French toast should be golden brown and crisp on both sides.
- Once the toast is golden brown, dip each stick into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll each stick around so it gets a good coating on it.
- Repeat with remaining batter, bread, and sugar coating.
- Serve French toast sticks with warm maple syrup, powdered sugar, jam, or fresh fruit.