This post is sponsored by Bays English Muffins. All opinions are my own.
How do your kids like English muffins?
English muffins, we all grew up with them right? The adults in the house eat them often but for some reason my kids just never developed a taste for them. I remember what a treat they were instead of the standard toasted sandwich bread, and how I liked to watch the butter pool in those crevices! Lately it’s bagels all the time, so when Bays sent us some packs of their English muffins and recipes to try out, I realized it’s long past time to elevate our English muffin experiences and get these kids hooked!
With a list of delicious and innovative ideas that go beyond the English muffin pizza (another standard in my house growing up) I settled in to find something my kids would love. Their palates aren’t up to the level of a Bays English Muffin gorgonzola and pear pizza but English muffin French toast sticks sounded perfect. When my kids run off that bus in the afternoon after a long day of school and a rushed lunch, they are HUNGRY. They go right to the pantry snacks but I always wish we could have something a little more filling to hold them over until dinnertime. These fall days can be dreary and cold, so something warm (and a bonus with making the house smell DELICIOUS) would hit the spot. With a little prep time I plan to take the English muffins out of breakfast time, and give my kids a tasty and warm after school snack for those cold and dreary fall days.
Watch our experience making the Bays English Muffin french toast sticks recipe in this video
Our french toast sticks were completely devoured! My son requested them for breakfast the next morning, and believe it or not, it was the first time my daughter agreed to taste maple syrup (what? yes, really!). Start to finish takes just about a half hour, but 20 minutes of that is the soaking so it gives you time to slice that fruit or maybe read a magazine before the kids come rushing in. We won’t tell!
Bays English Muffins French Toast Sticks Recipe
Ingredients needed to make French Toast Sticks Recipe
- 4 Bays English Muffins
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons butter, divided
- Maple syrup and fresh fruit for serving
Directions to make French Toast Sticks Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 200°F
- Place the English muffin halves in a baking pan just large enough to hold them in a single layer.
- Beat the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the English muffins, turning to coat. Let stand 20 minutes, turning once.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Melt half the butter and add 4 muffin halves. Cook until the bottoms are lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes. Turn the muffin halves over and cook until lightly golden, about 3-4 minutes longer. Transfer the French toast to an ovenproof pan and hold in the preheated oven. Repeat with remaining muffin halves and butter.
- Cut each English muffin half into three even lengthwise strips. Serve with a small ramekin of warm maple syrup for dipping and fresh fruit.
Bays comes in original, sourdough, multi-grain and cinnamon raisin. You can find Bays chilled in the dairy case near the eggs. Keep a stash of them at home because Bays English Muffins are for MORE than just breakfast!
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