If you love the taste of French Toast, you are going to love these French Toast Roll Ups!
All of the flavors of traditional French toast but instead of needing a knife and fork, you can eat them with your hands!
They make for a great breakfast item that can even be eaten on the go if necessary. However, they also have become a frequently requested snack for both the kids and adults in my house!
So next time you are are craving French toast, be sure to give this recipe a try!
French Toast Roll Ups Recipe
- Soft white bread – Standard white sandwich bread works best for this recipe. Save the thicker, Texas toast style bread to make French Toast Casserole or Bourbon Bread Pudding.
- Unsalted butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter in most of my recipes, as you can adjust the salt levels after the cooking process. However, rarely does anyone add salt to French Toast recipes anyway since it is considered a sweet breakfast menu item.
- Granulated sugar – You will use this for the inside filling of the roll ups and also for a cinnamon sugar sprinkle for the top. On a side note, do you remember eating cinnamon sugar toast as a kid? Yummmm!
- Brown sugar – The combination of brown sugar and granulated white sugar is what gives this recipe its uniqueness. When the two sugars are combined with the butter and cinnamon, it makes for an out of this world filling.
- Cinnamon – Good, old-fashioned ground cinnamon is what we are talking about here. Just like the granulated sugar, it will be used in the filling itself. But it will also be used for the topping.
- Eggs – You will need two large eggs for this recipe. And whenever possible use pasture-raised, Farm Fresh eggs. It really does make a big difference!
- Milk – You can use whole, 2%, 1% or skim milk. You will be mixing the eggs with the milk so the fat content doesn’t really matter. You can even use unsweetened, plant-based milk if desired.
- Pure Maple Syrup – Yes you can use the popular varieties that you can pick up at any grocery store. But if you have the chance to buy pure maple syrup please do so! Yes, it is a bit pricey, but the flavor is so much better.
To start making French Toast Roll Ups, you first must prepare the bread.
Using a serrated knife, cut the edges off the 4 sides of the bread. You can save the crust to toast and make into breadcrumbs, or discard.
After trimming the crusts from each slice of bread, roll each piece out to about 1/8-inch thickness with a rolling pin and set aside.
Now it is time to prepare the filling. In a microwave-bowl or in a small skillet add 3 tablespoons of butter. Melt the butter just until the last solid piece disperses.
Using a small whisk or fork, add a 3:2:1 ratio of the granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon to the bowl. If you are making 8 roll ups, use 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
If you are wanting to make more than 8, adjust the filling ingredients accordingly, keeping with the 3:2:1 ratio.
Once you have added the sugar and cinnamon to the melted butter stir it with a fork or whisk until it becomes a spreadable consistency.
Assemble the Roll Ups
Now it is time to get the French Toast Roll Ups made and ready to cook. Start by spreading each slice of rolled out bread with a thin layer of the butter, sugar, cinnamon mixture.
Be sure to spread the filling within 1/2 inch of the edges as this will help hold it together.
Then starting at one end roll it up tightly, placing it seam side down. Repeat the same process with remaining bread slices.
Now it is time to prepare the standard milk and egg mixture that French Toast gets dipped in before cooking. Do this by placing the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl.
Whisk the mixture until well incorporated and the egg yolk and whites are well beaten. Set the mixture aside while you make the cinnamon sugar sprinkles.
In another small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
Now it is time to get the French Toast Roll Ups cooking! In a small non-stick skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is melted dip one roll at a time in the egg mixture and place in the skillet.
Add as many roll ups that will fit in the pan, adding the extra tablespoon of butter when needed.
Cook 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Then remove the roll up to a plate and sprinkle each side with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Serve immediately with maple syrup.
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- 8 slices soft white bread
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- maple syrup, for serving
- Cut the crust from each slice of bread and then use a rolling pin to roll each slice out to about 1/8-inch thickness.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter and place in a small bowl. Add 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon and mix until well incorporated. Set aside.
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk. Set aside.
- In another small dish, add 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together then set aside.
- Spread each rolled out bread slice with a thin layer of the butter, sugar, and cinnamon mixture to within 1/4 inch of the edges of the bread. Roll each one up tightly and set aside, seam side down.
- Place 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet and melt over medium heat. Dip one roll at a time in the egg mixture and place in the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook until each side is golden brown. Repeat with the remaining roll ups, adding the additional tablespoon of butter when needed.
- Once golden brown remove each roll up to a plate and sprinkle both sides with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Serve immediately with maple syrup.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 5g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.