Burger King French Toast Sticks Recipe

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Are you a certified French toast fanatic? Who wouldn’t be drawn to the deliciousness of these yummy sticks of goodness? Well, we all know how to choose the food that we love but before we delve into this yummy dish, we should first understand its origin, inspiring the minds behind Burger King French Toast Sticks – none other than French toast.

Copycat Burger King French Toast Sticks

Where Do French Toast Sticks Originate

Although it had the “French” name on it, it isn’t what you think it is. The term “French toast” was coined during the 17th century in England but history suggests that it had been prepared and served during the earliest Roman Empire. Before this sweet snack was called such a name, there had already been similar versions from other parts of the world. Like in France, it is popularly known as “pain perdu” or the French term for “lost bread.” 

During those times, French people made their toasts from “lost” or stale bread to save and make use of it rather than wasting it. That is how people valued the food that they have and the importance of money. Aside from the “lost bread,” people have used a variety of bread that they preferred to use when making French toasts.

In New York, particularly among the Jewish-American communities, they transform their Sabbath dinner’s leftover challah bread to become their Sunday morning’s French toast. For places like those from the southwestern and western parts of the United States, they use sourdough bread for this particular dish.   

Originally, this type of dish is made by soaking the sliced bread into milk, eggs, and is fried. There are also versions where vanilla and cinnamon are also included in the toast’s mixture. Other people recommended slicing the bread into the preferred size at night and then just letting it get dried by itself. Why? According to some, doing this will prevent the bread from absorbing the mixture and get soggy.

When it comes to toppings, you have endless possibilities! Aside from the old-time favorites like powdered sugar, maple syrup, and honey, you can also have whipped cream, applesauce, peanut butter, jam, and jelly. Fruits, ice cream, nuts, as well as yogurt can also be topped on this delightful dish.

Seeing those lists of sweet toppings option, some people wanted their toast to be savory. Yes, Australians, in particular, loves to have their toast serve with tomato sauce and cheese. Sometimes, gravy and bacon are also added. People from New Zealand prefer to have their French toast topped with maple syrup, bacon, and bananas!

No wonder many people have loved this dish throughout the years. Having these sticks is proof that people like to search for new possibilities on foods, but they still consult the original recipe for inspiration.

The French Toast Sticks are a part of the restaurant’s breakfast value menu. For a dollar, you get to enjoy three or five pieces of sweet-fried French toasts sticks. These are soft and moist inside and come with maple-flavored syrup. So, if you are looking for a hearty breakfast, you also add the coffee-and-hash-brown combo and have a great day ahead.

How To Make Burger King French Toast Sticks

Is it possible to replicate the delight that comes with this famous dish?

Well, we are all lucky that we get to taste this dish from the comfort of our own homes.  Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch or dessert, we can have this delicious bread dish. In every food journey, a recipe would not be complete without the key ingredients. Let’s start with these ingredients listed down below.

Burger King French Toast Sticks (Copycat)

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

16

minutes
Calories

330

kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of thick Texas Toast-style slice bread

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Maple syrup and fruits (berries)

  • A pinch of salt

  • Others:
  • Baking sheet to be used as a cooking vessel

  • A shallow dish for the egg mixture

  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the baking sheet by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • Cut the Texas Toast-style slice bread into three strips.
  • Crack and then beat the eggs into a shallow dish. Add the salt, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and milk. Continue beating the egg mixture until it is completely mixed.
  • Dip the strips of bread into the egg mixture. Make sure it is completely coated before placing it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Use the cooking spray to spray the strips of bread. Place it inside the oven and then bake it for eight minutes. Flip the bread over and spray again. Bake it again for eight to ten minutes until it is light golden brown is achieved on both sides.
  • Serve these French toasts sticks with fresh fruits and have a maple syrup for awesome dips.

Notes

  • Maple syrup or honey goes extremely well with this copycat recipe.

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This recipe will give you four pieces of yummy French toasts sticks. The cooking time takes about 16 minutes or less. So, you don’t need to leave your house and drive far. With the recipe on hand and the determination, you can simply enjoy the greatness of this dish.

Note: If you like this recipe you may also like our Burger King onion rings recipe

There you have it – the recipe to replicate not just the looks but also the yumminess of these copycat Burger King French toast sticks. We all know how people love this type of dish, especially during breakfast – the drive-thru line is also as busy as the one inside the restaurant. Thankfully with this recipe, you don’t need to get into that long line of waiting just to enjoy those delicious sticks for yourself. As long as you have the entire essential inside your kitchen, your determination, and cravings for this dish, you can definitely pull this off.

Whether you go with the classic maple-sugar-honey or the nutty peanut butter topping option, the choice is yours. If you wanted to know how this famous French toast tastes like, you might want to try toppings-free and have your favorite fruits on the side. Trust us; it will be a total-mind-blowing experience!

BK’s famous French Toast Sticks may have been derived from an old recipe, but they taste – same as with their tagline, it may be classic but it is delightfully dippable!

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