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Cinnamon Roll French Toast Sticks

So wrong. But I couldn't help it.

Why did I have to see cinnamon rolls as I was about to make french toast sticks?

I planned on using plain focaccia bread to make french toast, but the cinnamon rolls spoke to me.  They whispered something about needing to get a life and gestured toward the focaccia. Maybe later, my thoughts swirled.

Now, it’s time to get my buns ready for . . .

French Toast Sticks

Whisk together in a small bowl:

1 egg

1/4 cup hemp milk

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

pinch cinnamon and nutmeg

Slice 4 gluten free cinnamon rolls into fourths.  Dip each section in egg mixture, turning to coat thoroughly.  Place pieces on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 25 minutes in a 325 degree oven, turning pieces over half way for even cooking.

Poor impulse control, that's what.

Poor impulse control, that’s what.

Maple syrup for dipping is probably unnecessary.  Go for it.

Still here?  It’s breakfast for lunch on twitter today.  Take a look at the delicious posts rounded up by Cheryl Tan from A Tiger in the Kitchen.

Caitlin‘s Crispy Okra Coins with Fried Egg and Biscuits at Caitlin Shetterly

Cathy‘s Frittata Ribbon Salad with Honey-Bacon Vinaigrette at Showfood Chef

Denise‘s Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes at Chez Us

Rashda‘s Sweet Potato and 2-Pepper Hash with Fried Egg and Avocado at Hot Curries & Cold Beer

Danielle‘s Kaya Toast at Beyond The Plate

Cheryl‘s Breakfast Tacos at A Tiger In The Kitchen


  1. This looks DELICIOUS! It made me want to pull out Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice to make his cinnamon rolls again — but this time turn them into French Toast! You’re amazing…thanks for sharing.

  2. Ah cinnamon rolls…so hard to resist!

  3. What a brilliant idea to turn cinnamon rolls into french toast. Of course, now I’ll probably eat more because I’ll convince myself they’re just small sticks 😀 Fun post!

  4. I’m reading this at 7:50 am and of course, I want this breakfast for breakfast. Is that so wrong?

  5. I love this! We eat a lot gluten free so this is a real find!!! Thank you!!
    Best, Caitlin Shetterly, Author of Made for You and Me:Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home

  6. Cinnamon rolls have such a knack for communicating with people, it’s almost creepy. In a waistline-expanding way. And when is maple syrup ever unnecessary? 😉


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