Looking for an easy breakfast that's super unique and fun to eat? These Cinnamon Sugar Naan French Toast Sticks are packed with sweet flavor and will be loved by adults and kids alike!
Is naan having a moment? And a very well-deserved one, at that. While traditionally an Indian bread, naan has entered into the mainstream much more lately and people are using it to make everything from pizza to pita chips
I could live off naan, but though I've made it several times from scratch, it's not something I really do on a whim as it's quite the undertaking for me. Luckily for me, it's easy to buy at my local grocery store!
And while store-bought naan is never as delicious as homemade or what you can get at your local Indian restaurant, it works in a pinch for so many things. Like these Cinnamon Sugar Naan French Toast Sticks.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it's so unique and fun! If you're looking to switch up your boring breakfasts, theses french toast sticks will do it!
Adults will love them because they're delicious and kids will go wild for them because they're so fun to pick up and dip in maple syrup!
Plus, who doesn't love all things cinnamon sugar?
You don't need too many ingredients to make these naan french toast sticks and it's very possible you already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen! Here's what you need:
- Naan rounds
- Unsalted butter
🍞 How to make cinnamon sugar naan french toast sticks
These cinnamon sugar naan french toast sticks are super easy to prepare and are made the same way you would make a traditional french toast. Just with a different kind of "bread," a cinnamon-packed egg mixture soak, and a hot griddle.
The cinnamon sugar dipping session is all bonus.
Start by slicing your naan rounds into strips.
In a wide shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
Melt butter on a griddle or in a skillet over medium heat.
Dip naan strips into egg mixture until saturated and shake off excess batter before placing strips on griddle.
Cook until golden brown, about two minutes on each side.
Immediately dip french toast strips in cinnamon sugar coating mixture and toss until well coated.
And serve! I like to serve with individual little bowls of maple syrup so everyone has their own to dip in.
Of course, you can just drizzle the syrup over the top if you prefer.
This recipe serves about 4, but Chris and I may have eaten an entire batch of naan french toast sticks just between ourselves.
But hey, it was a Sunday morning and we had a full day of yard work and housework ahead of us. Food is fuel, y'all.
While lots of people will tell you to use a thick bread for making french toast, I'm telling you that naan is where it's at. Since it's thinner, it fries up better and makes for some super crispy and buttery tasting french toast sticks.
You know how Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best cereal ever? Well, these are like the french toast version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Even though you don't really need it, I would never turn down an opportunity for maple syrup.
Cinnamon, sugar, and maple syrup are pretty much the only things you really need in life.
Kids will love dipping these sticks into maple syrup! But then again, so will adults.
⏲ Can I make these in advance?
I think these naan french toast sticks are best when eaten fresh. But if you want to make them ahead of time, you can just pop them in the toaster when you're ready to eat. Some of the cinnamon sugar coating may come off, but they'll still be tasty!
🥞 More easy breakfast recipes
If you're looking for more easy and unique breakfast recipes, I've got you covered! Here are some ideas:
- BLT Breakfast Tacos
- Muffin Mix Pancakes
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Crepes
- Lucky Charms Oatmeal
- Pancake Mix Muffins
- Breakfast Nachos
- Mocha Overnight Oats
- Crepes with Pancake Mix
- Spicy Sausage Chilaquiles with Eggs
- Hummus Breakfast Bowls
- Fruity Pebbles Crepes
- Funfetti Pancakes (from Tastes of Lizzy T)
You have no idea how excited I am about my naan creation. I truly think I discovered the answer to world's best french toast sticks.
And now I'm wondering what other traditional dish naan could reinvigorate. I'm going to have some serious naan-issues in my life.
What do you like to make with Naan?
Cinnamon Sugar Naan French Toast Sticks
- 2 pieces of naan (about 8.8 oz. total- I usually use Stonefire)
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- Slice naan into strips.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and salt in a wide, deep bowl.
- Melt butter on a griddle or in skillet over medium heat.
- Dip naan strips into egg mixture until saturated and shake off excess batter before placing strips on heated griddle.
- Cook until golden brown, about two minutes on each side.
- Immediately dip french toast strips in cinnamon sugar coating mixture and toss until well coated.
- Serve with maple syrup if desired. I like to serve with bowls of maple syrup to dip french toast sticks in!
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
- In a medium bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
- If you can't find naan, this recipe also works well with flatbread.
Michelle Lahey says
I recently made naan pizzas for the first time (how did it take me so long??), and now I'm obsessed.
Oh Sues, these sticks look so good...great idea of using naan...
Have a great week 🙂
WOW never would have thought to make french toast with naan but this does look SOO good!
Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says
Very cute idea! I don't blame you for eating it all right up!
This blog post is probably the equivalent of my spirit animal. I love Stonefire naan. Add in the words "French toast" and "syrup" and I'm happily ruined for life.
Would this work with splenda?
@Sandy- I think so! I believe Splenda can be substituted for sugar cup for cup!
When I first saw the words "cinnamon sugar" and "naan" in the same sentence, I have to admit I was sceptical. But I think that's because I usually always eat garlic and coriander naans, which definitely wouldn't pair too well as a dessert 😉 But this sweet wholewheat naan recipe is definitely intriguing, because I'm sure they produce a puffier, softer toast stick than regular bread.
Donna Cook says
Love this bread!! French toast and maple take it to the next level!!!
Sue, discovered Naan long time ago; first used it to make a quick pizza when I had no more dough in fridge. Needless to say, I'm totally hooked. These Naan breads (Cut into triangles, rectangles and strip) are also excellent when making nachos, crisp up perfectly...NAAN has endless possibilities!!!!!