Fun French Toast Sticks with Pineapple Orange Topping

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min

Wake up to this delicious French toast. Using bran flakes adds a creative crunch to traditional French toast. Jazz it up with a tropical fruit topping made with pineapple and orange.


1/2 cup skim milk 125 mL
2 tsp granulated sugar 10 mL
1/2 tsp grated orange rind 2 mL
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
1 cup bran flakes, crushed 250 mL
slices whole grain bread
  Pineapple Orange Topping
1 tsp soft non-hydrogenated margarine 5 mL
2 tsp granulated sugar 10 mL
large navel orange, peeled and chopped
1 cup diced pineapple 250 mL


Step 1
In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, orange rind, vanilla and cinnamon. Place bran flakes in a plate. Dip a slice of bread in egg mixture and coat both sides well. Dip one side of the bread into bran flake mixture.

Step 2
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium high heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook coated bread slices, bran flake side down, for about 3 minutes or until golden. Turn over and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining bread slices. Place French toast on a baking sheet and keep warm in a preheated 120°C (250°F) oven.

Step 3
Meanwhile, in another nonstick skillet, melt margarine and sugar over medium- high heat. Add orange and pineapple and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes to warm through.

Step 4
Cut each French toast slice into 4 sticks and serve pineapple orange topping on the side or on top.


Make extra pieces of French toast and freeze uncut. Just pop them in the toaster to reheat on busy mornings. 
Change up the topping by using your favourite fruit like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples or pears. 
Turn this breakfast fave into dinner by serving up hard boiled or poached eggs. Serve it with a green salad for a quick and easy meal.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 236
Fat / Lipides 5 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 81 mg
Sodium / Sodium 226 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 39 g
Fiber / Fibres 5 g
Sugars / Sucres 18 g
Protein Protéines 10 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer