Jelly Roll French Toast Sticks

Time to Cook: 
10 min
Time to Prepare: 
10 min
Number of Servings: 
4
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These French toast sticks are all about fun. Stuffed with cream cheese and any flavour jam you choose then rolled in cinnamon sugar, they are just like eating a warm jelly doughnut. Kids will love to help make (and eat!) them. You won't need any syrup for dipping as they are sweet enough, but the fun thing about these is you can mix up the fillings all you want. Try nutella and bananas or strawberries, different flavours of cream cheese, speculoos cookie butter or nut butters, and get creative! I used white bread but you could swap out whole wheat if you really wanted to. I loved the cream cheese and jam filling so much so that I ate three. You may have trouble restraining yourself, too.

The recipe itself is a little loose, mostly because it makes quite a bit of the French toast dipping mixture. You may make 8 and then decide that you need more, so I've kept this recipe more like a guideline rather than hard and fast measuring rules.

Decadent and fun French Toast with all the flavours of a jelly doughnut

Ingredients

8-12 slices white sandwich bread (depending on how many you want to make)

spreadable cream cheese

various kinds of jam

butter for the pan

French Toast dip:

3 eggs

1/2 cup of half and half

1 Tbsp honey, warmed in the microwave brieftly

pinch salt

Topping:

1/3 cup sugar

1 heaped tsp of cinnamon

 


Directions

1. In a medium sized shallow bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Cut the crusts off your bread and then using a rolling pin, roll the bread flat.

jelly roll french toast

2. Generously spread some cream cheese, and then a dollop of jam, across the short end closest to you. Roll up the bread and place it, seam side down, on the counter. Repeat with the other slices of bread.

jelly roll french toast

3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt and honey. Set aside.

4. Melt a bit of butter in a non stick pan over medium heat. Dip each roll briefly into the egg/milk mixture, let the excess drip off, and then immediately set into the hot pan.

5. Cook each side for about 2 minutes per side, turning them once browned. Once all sides are browned remove them from the pan and immediately roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Set the finished rolls aside on a plate.