Recipe courtesy of Buttermilk

Hawaiian French Toast Sticks

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 loaf Hawaiian bread (Portuguese sweet bread)

Canola oil, for frying

4 eggs

1/2 cup half-and-half

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch ground nutmeg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

Pinch salt

Syrup, for serving


  1. Cut the bread into 2-by-4-by-1/2-inch sticks and dry for at least 2 hours or overnight. Heat the oil in a fryer to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder and nutmeg until all the ingredients are incorporated and the batter is fluffy. In another bowl, mix together the flour, remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon, sugar and salt. Dip the bread into the batter and then into the flour mixture. Fry about 2 minutes per side. Serve with syrup of choice.