September 5, 2022

Cinnamon Sugar Hot Dog Bun French Toast Sticks

cinnamon sugar hot dog bun french toast sticks
These French toast sticks are soft on the inside and tossed with buttery cinnamon sugar creating a slight crunch on the outside. They are lightly sweetened with maple syrup, infused with vanilla and are baked in the oven so you don’t have to spend time cooking them in a pan! And I KNOW you were wondering what to do with those leftover hotdog buns….so let’s put them to good use! (and if you don’t have hotdog buns, you can always use this recipe with bread of your choice). These also freeze well so you can whip up a large batch and freeze them and reheat for busy mornings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Sticks:

  • 6 potato hot dog buns
  • ¾ cup milk of your choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted

For the Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray and spread a thin layer of melted butter onto the parchment paper.
  • Slice the hotdog buns in quarters, so you have 4 long “sticks”.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, maple, ¼ tsp cinnamon, salt, and 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  • Place the sliced hotdog buns in the bowl with the milk mixture and let them absorb it for about 1 minute. Remove, allowing any excess to drip off back into the bowl.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • While they are in the oven, in a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon-sugar topping ingredients. Set aside.
  • Remove the sticks from the oven after 10 minutes and brush with the cinnamon mixture.
  • Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until the French toast sticks are cooked to your liking.
  • Serve with maple syrup or your favorite toppings!


To Freeze: Bake the French toast sticks as directed. Once they are fully cooled, arrange the French toast sticks in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze 1-2 hours, until firm. Transfer the French toast sticks to a freezer safe container. Warm up in the microwave or toaster oven.
Keyword 30 minute meal, Dairy-free, healthy, kid-friendly
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  1. Kim February 19, 2023 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    the nutmeg measurement is missing from the ingredients list

    • Deniz February 19, 2023 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you Kimberly! It should say cinnamon- not nutmeg! I have edited it. I appreciate you catching that!

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