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Stack of Eggy Bread Fingers (French Bread Fingers) with Side of Fruit Compote

Eggy Bread (French Toast)

Eggy bread, also known as French Toast, is simply bread soaked in eggs and milk then pan-fried. It can be enjoyed both sweet or savoury. Cut into fingers, it makes a great breakfast for babies and toddlers.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Western
Keyword Eggy Bread, Eggy Bread Sticks, French Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 159kcal


  • Frying Pan


  • 4 Thick Slices of Bread Preferably stale
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) Milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Butter


  • Remove the crust of two sides of each slice of bread, then cut each slice into 3 equal thick sticks (with the crusts at the top and bottom of each stick) (See video)
  • Whisk together egg, milk and cinnamon in a bowl large enough to roll the bread sticks in.
  • Melt half the butter in a large frying pan over medium high heat
  • Roll the sticks in the egg mixture being careful not to over soak them.
  • Shake off any excess mixture and add sticks to the pan (will need to do it in 2 batches), turn to cook each side until golden brown
  • Melt remaining butter and cook the remaining eggy bread sticks.



If you wish to make whole slices of eggy bread, rather than sticks, then...
  1. Skip step 1
  2. Instead of rolling the breadsticks in step 4, dunk the slice of bread quickly into the egg mixture, coating both sides. 
  3. Cook each slice for around 2 - 3 minutes on each side, until the surface is golden.
Eggy Bread is best made using stale bread. Fresh bread soaks up too much egg mixture, making it soggy on the inside.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. Does not include any toppings, bread choice will also alter facts. 


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg