Cinnamon French Toast Sticks with Spicy Cider Syrup

The whole family will love to dip into this fun finger food.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Spicy Cider Syrup

1
cup sugar
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
cups apple cider
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/4
cup butter or margarine

French Toast Sticks

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/4
cups milk
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
10
slices sandwich bread, cut into thirds
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and the nutmeg. Stir in cider and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter; keep warm.
  • 2 Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F. Grease griddle with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
  • 3 In shallow bowl, beat all French toast stick ingredients except bread with fork until smooth. Dip bread sticks into batter; drain excess batter back into bowl.
  • 4 Place bread sticks on griddle. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with warm syrup.

Expert Tips

Go ahead and try wheat bread for a different taste treat.

If you don't like squeezing lemons, keep bottled lemon juice on hand, available in the produce, grocery or frozen section at your market.

No time to make the syrup? Serve the toast sticks with maple- or fruit-flavored syrup instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.