Easy to make and fun to eat, these delicious French Toast Roll-Ups are a creative breakfast treat for any day of the week!

French Toast Roll Ups

Attention carbohydrate fans! You’re gonna flip over these french toast roll-ups. They taste just like classic french toast, but you coat them in cinnamon sugar, dip them in syrup and eat them with your hands. Soooo easy to make and everyone will go crazy about how fun and delicious they are to eat!

Watch Me Make French Toast Roll-Ups

Step into the kitchen with me to make French Toast Roll Ups for breakfast!

With school starting soon and busy fall weekends ahead, these french toast roll ups are bound to make an appearance at our breakfast table many more times. How perfect they would be for a party or big brunch spread as well? So much easier than trying to serve french toast that has to be eaten with a fork and knife.

French Toast Roll Ups

What is in French Toast Roll Ups?

  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs and milk
  • Soft white bread
  • maple syrup, for serving
French Toast Roll Ups

How to Make French Toast Roll-Ups

Trim a good, soft slice of bread of its crust (you can us wheat bread, but it’s generally not as soft). Roll it thin and spread with a cinnamon sugar filling before being rolled up tightly, dipped in an egg bath. Sautee in a skillet with melted butter until golden and slightly crisp on the outside, and finally sprinkled generously with cinnamon sugar. Mmmm….

French Toast Roll Ups

Too Delicious for Leftovers

They taste amazing on their own, but a little dip in some maple syrup makes them extra sweet and scrumptious. For bonus points, serve with sliced strawberries and Nutella! I guarantee you’ll have no leftovers.

But if you do, just store French toast roll-ups in an airtight container in the fridge. I don’t know how well they freeze because, frankly, they never get that far!

French Toast Roll Ups

You’ll love these french toast roll-ups so much, I hope you get to make them soon and often. I know you’ll love ’em! If you make these French Toast Roll-Ups, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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French Toast Roll-Ups

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Easy to make and fun to eat, these delicious french toast roll-ups are a creative breakfast treat for any day of the week!


Ingredients

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  • 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
  • 8 slices soft white bread, crusts cut off
  • 3 tablespoons butter, for saute pan
  • maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt 3 tablespoons butter until just melted. With a fork, stir in 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon until a smooth spreadable mixture forms. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. After trimming the crusts from each slice of bread, roll one slice out to about 1/8-inch thickness with a rolling pin. Spread each slice with a thin layer of the butter mixture and roll up tightly. Repeat with remaining bread slices and butter mixture.
  5. Place 3 tablespoons butter in a large non-stick saute pan and let melt over medium heat. (If using a small saute pan, use just 2 tablespoons butter and saute the roll-ups in two batches) Dip one roll at a time in the egg mixture and place in the saute pan. Allow roll ups to saute for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside. Remove to a work surface and sprinkle each roll up generously with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  6. Serve immediately with maple syrup.

PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:

Measuring Cups & Spoons Set
Glass Mixing Bowls
Saute Pan
Rolling Pin

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About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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Comments

    1. Hi Bri! They may not get the same buttery crispness on the outside, but they’ll still taste great. I bake regular french toast all the time, usually at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

    1. Love it! I saw it on The Chew and adapted it from their recipe where they fill it with Nutella and bananas. Wanted to keep it classic as you just can’t beat a good cinnamon-sugar french toast. 🙂

    1. I haven’t tried it yet, but I would suggest storing them in the refrigerator overnight and reheating them in a 350 degree oven until warm all the way through. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  1. Wow! Meagan, these look fantabulous. I am actually going to try this recipe tonight. (my co-workers & I have to sample the goods first) lol. I work overnight as a Youth Worker in a cottage & just love, love making yummy snacks for the kiddos before they leave for school. I am certain that these will put BIG 🙂 smiles on their faces.. Thanks for the AWESOME recipe…please keep em commin.
    Connie

  2. These look delicious. Can’t wait to try them. Do you think they could be frozen? Wondering if I could make them and reheat for quick weekday breakfast.

    1. Hi Sam! I think you could definitely freeze them. Just make them and let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or resealable baggie(s) with parchment paper and/or distance in between them so they don’t stick together. Reheat in the oven or a toaster oven until heated all the way through. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  3. Do these freeze well so that after they’re fully prepared and cooked, all my kids have to do is take them out the freezer and pop them in the microwave for about a minute? Thanks!

    1. Hi Athena! I haven’t tried freezing them yet, but I do keep them in the refrigerator throughout the week and they reheat great in the microwave, oven or toaster oven. If you freeze them, just make them and let them cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or resealable baggie(s) with parchment paper and/or distance in between them so they don’t stick together. Then just remove and reheat. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  4. This looks amazing!! But I was wondering, to make the cinnamon spread can I not use brown sugar or is the brown sugar a must?
    (Thank you in advance) 🙂

    1. Hi Azjm! I love the flavor the brown sugar adds, but you could certainly replace it with granulated sugar. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Julie! Yes, you can use salted butter. The salt will just cut some of the sweetness from the filling and coating, but they should still taste great. Enjoy!

  5. Hi Maegan. These look amazing and perfect for a baby shower brunch I’m throwing.My plan is to make them ahead of time. I’ll put them in the refrig as you suggested, but do you think I should wait to sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar until after I reheat,or does it work well to totally complete them when making them?

    Thx!
    Mary

    1. Hi Mary! These would be so perfect for a baby shower brunch! I would recommend going ahead and sprinkling them with the cinnamon sugar right after you cook them so that it sticks well to the roll up. You could always give them another light sprinkle after you reheat them, but they’ll still taste great either way. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

  6. This was a huge hit with my Grandchildren. Will make it again for sure and try it with Nutella and Bananas as suggested 🙂

  7. These look really good! Is there a way to make these without using the egg? I really don’t like the egg taste that I get from making my own french toast. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Melanie! I’m not sure you would get the same great crust on the outside without the egg. I’ve never tried it. Maybe try searching for eggless french toast and see if you can substitute something to still get the classic french toast crust. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Enjoy!

  8. I’ve mixed cinnamon with low-carb sweetener to sprinkle over cinnamon toast. Mayber that would work for this recipe to cut carbs. You don’t need much sweetener. It’s very sweet. Mix to taste. Use sweetener recommended for baking.

  9. Hi these look delicious! Unfortunately I do not have butter at the moment and would love to try them is there anything that could replace the butter?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Emma! The butter flavor is pretty key and would definitely be missed if not used, but you could try substituting it in the filling with: olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, applesauce or peanut butter. For the pan, I would recommend canola oil. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  10. These were very tasty, thank you for the great idea. Maybe this is just me, but I feel it’s best to encourage the use of utensils when eating, especially for children. You can cut a piece with a fork and dip that in the syrup, or just pour syrup over the roll up. Thank you again for the recipe.

  11. We just made these and they were great! We served them with bacon on the side but I am thinking I might put crumbled cooked bacon on the inside next time. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. When I make french toast, I spread peanut butter on the bread like a sandwich. I’m gonna try that with these also. Sound Good? Try it. My family loves it.

  13. Wow, not too often I come across someone with the same spelling as my daughter’s name. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m sure Maegan will love them.

    1. Love it! I think I’ve only met a handful of people that spell it the same. Mae is a family name so that is why my parents spelled mine this way. Hope y’all enjoy the roll-ups! 🙂

  14. These look absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make them for my Fiancée. He is going to just love them!!

  15. Can I make these ahead minus the egg and freeze? These would make a good camping breakfast.

    1. Hi Maurya! I would suggest making and cooking them completely. Then let them cool and freeze them. When you’re ready to eat them you can reheat them in the oven or on the stovetop to crisp them back up. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  16. Oh my gosh! This is the yummiest french toast I have EVER had! My kids and I absolutely LOVE it. Thank you so much for the most wonderful recipe 🙂

  17. I would cut back on some of the sugar, and make sure you don’t overfill them. I think it was my error, but they are VERY sweet.

    Great recipe though! And lots of room to add whatever you like. Thanks for the ideas!!

  18. I made these French toast roll ups as directed. After sprinkling with the cinnamon sugar I drizzled them with a bit of leftover cinnamon roll glaze. oMg! Delicious! This recipe is a keeper!

  19. I reduced each mix by 1 tbsp sugar for less sweetness. My kids loved it! From now on this will be the only way french toast is made in our house.

    Btw, do not discard the bread side trimmings. You can use them to soak up the remaining egg/milk mixture, fry and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe Maegan. My daughter absolutely loved them, although I substituted cinnamon sugar mixture with homemade craneberry jam. It worked out well.

  21. Very yummy. I use a little less Cinnamon and soak it in egg wash as long as possible (just before it tries to fall apart).

  22. This is my sons favorite recipe, he has been asking me to make this for the past few weeks and tomorrow is his birthday so I will be surprising him for breakfast. He is going to be so excited when he wakes up!

    1. Aww, Emmie! I love this so much! How sweet of you to surprise him. I hope he has the best birthday and enjoys every bite of his French Toast Roll Ups! 🙂

  23. We made this yesterday but gave a slightly healthier twist.. used whole grain bread and used honey instead of sugar. Thank you so much for the recipe. Our family liked it a lot

  24. My sister made these for my birthday meal, I’m 49…..and they were such a hit. Had to fill some with Nutella and raspberry jam, but the originals were the best . My family included teanagers and younger kids and 4 adults. cara made a quadruple batch and only 2 were left!

    Soooooo goooood!!!

    1. So great to hear, Jen! What a fun and yummy birthday meal! Hope you had a great birthday! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Made this and added crumbled bacon inside and my husband turned into a little boy right before my eyes. It was the cutest thing ever! Breakfast finger food and delicious!!!!!

    1. Hi Amy! I bet they would turn out great. Certainly worth a try! Let me know if you try it and how they turn out. Enjoy!

  26. My son is a big breakfast for dinner guy.. and well cinnamon rolls are just about his favorite thing in life! He was pleasantly surprised when he asked “ what’s for dinner?” These roll ups will now be in frequent rotation any time of day.. delicious! Thank you!❤️

  27. I just randomly clicked on this recipe and then scrolled down and saw my name. Now I have no choice but to make these because clearly it’s meant to be haha

  28. I took my crusts, remaining spread & egg mixture and mixed them together, let it soak up the mixture then cooked it in my waffle maker to make like a French toast bread pudding….waffle? Lol but it was delicious! Kids loved the French toast roll ups and I enjoyed the waffle thing.

  29. Sooo good!! Made these for my mom’s bday and she loved them! Relatively easy and tasty.

    1. Hi Jakob! Yes, soft wheat bread works just as great! We use it to make these all the time. Enjoy!

  30. Hello Maegan!!

    These look and sound amazing! My husband works away from home. When he is home, he is home for one day and it is usually a Sunday. I love to cook on Saturdays so he can take meals with him to freeze etc. I’m going to make these for him. I am going to make them plain but also want to make them with an already cooked maple sausage link? If so, how do I do it correctly? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi April! I love hearing that! I hope y’all enjoy the roll-ups. They are a family favorite! I haven’t tested the recipe with sausage links so I couldn’t say for sure how to do it correctly. It sounds amazing so we’ll definitely have to try it soon and I’ll let you know how they turn out. Enjoy!

  31. Awesome recipe!
    I made these for the first time and the kids devoured them!
    So easy to prepare and I will definitely make them again and again and again!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁

  32. I made these for the grandsons this morning. Only things I did different is cut sugar and added only brown sugar. I then dipped them in butter after the egg mixture. Put into air fryer and cooked about 5-7 minutes. I’d get one done and put in air fryer. They all per them were delicious! Thanks for a kid friendly recipe.

  33. I LOVE these! I was wishing for cinnamon rolls but did not want to cook in the California heat. These rolls are outstanding! I want to experiment with rolling up with a little fruit jelly in the middle. I am not likely to freeze any of these because my husband and I will probably eat any I create! Thanks for the video! It made it easy to see how these go together! Cheers!

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