Okay, so french toast may not be making many appearances on America’s breakfast tables these days, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. Reintroduce this classic breakfast to your busy family with these french toast sticks that have been a popular side dish on the Burger King breakfast menu for decades. Whether you serve them as a sit-down meal or toss them in a bag for finger food on the go, it is hard to beat the taste and convenience of this breakfast classic.
Better Bread Equals Better French Toast Sticks
In a pinch, almost any bread will do in this Burger King French Toast Sticks recipe, but try sticking to a few guidelines for the best result. There three bread qualities you need to consider for great french toast. These characteristics are the thickness of the bread, its texture, and the way it tastes.
Unsliced bread is perfect, but unless you are buying a loaf of artisan bread (which is not such a bad idea for this recipe), it’s often a challenge to find in the local supermarket. If your only options are pre-sliced, look for a brand with extra-thick slices. Sometimes bakeries label these loaves as “Texas toast” or simply as “thick sliced.”
Soft bread is no good when it comes to making french toast. Traditionally, used stale bread to make french toast, but today’s commercial bread contains tons of preservatives and will usually go moldy before getting too hard to eat. But there are a couple of ways around this. The first way is to pop a few slices of fresh bread directly onto the rack of a preheated oven at 300 for 8 minutes. Alternatively, and a perhaps better solution, is to purchase day-old bread that bakeries usually sell for a huge discount. This way, you get high-quality bread for cheap and avoid extra work for yourself!
Taste is subjective, but lots of people prefer sweeter bread for their french toast. If this is you, go for bread containing eggs and sugar like brioche, challah, or Hawaiian-style sweet bread. You may even want to go a bit overboard and make your Burger King french toast sticks from panettone, chocolate chip bread, even pound cake!
Going Beyond Maple Syrup
Real maple syrup is fantastic if you can get past the high price, but why stop there? You can dip your french toast sticks in just about anything! Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to experiment on your own!
Any jam or jelly you happen to have on hand. Try thinning jellies and thick jams by mixing in a little boiling water.
Whipped cream! You can make it make even more decadent by double-dipping into a pile of mini-chocolate chips.
Whipped Honey Bacon Butter. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 1/2 cup of room-temperature butter, 1/4 cup of honey, and two tablespoons of bacon bits. Mix at high speed until fluffy!
Tips for Making and Store Burger King French Toast Sticks
Freeze for a quick breakfast. Let the french toast sticks cool entirely. Then you can freeze in a single layer for two hours before transferring to a bag to store for up to a month.
Reheat in the oven or microwave. Heat in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes or in the microwave for 45 seconds.
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Here’s a list of what you need:
2 Egg yolks
How to Make Burger King French Toast Sticks
Place milk, egg yolk, flour, salt, cinnamon sugar, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Whisk until the mixture is combined and smooth.
Cut bread slices into thirds.
Add enough vegetable oil in a small skillet to cover the bottom of the pan in oil.
Heat oil on medium to medium-high.
When the oil is hot, quickly dunk the bread slices into the batter.
Place the battered sticks into the hot oil and cook until the bottom of the sticks is lightly browned.
Flip sticks over and cook on the other side until lightly browned.
Remove sticks from the skillet.
Serve with maple syrup.
CopyKat Tip: Let your bread dry out a bit so it isn’t super soft.
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Burger King French Toast Sticks
Burger King French Toast Sticks are crispy with a touch of cinnamon flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Stephanie Manley
3 1/2 tablespoons whole milk
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/16 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
2 slices bread Texas toast or crustless bread recommended
vegetable oil for frying
In a small bowl mix together milk, 2 egg yolks, flour, salt, cinnamon sugar, and nutmeg. Whisk together until the mixture is smooth.
Cut each slice of bread into thirds.
In a small skillet add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom ¼ inch of the pan in oil. Heat on medium to medium high. When the oil is hot, quickly dunk the bread sticks into the batter. Do not saturate the bread, just lightly coat it.
Place the battered sticks into the hot oil, cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the sticks begin to turn brown, flip, and cook on the other side for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove sticks from the skillet. Serve with maple syrup.
I recommend that you let your bread dry out a bit, so it isn’t super soft. The crustless bread seems to be a bit drier and it is easier to cut.
Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg
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