This is a recipe for french toast (wentelteefjes in Dutch) with a thick and crunchy crust.

Below the best road to a successful breakfast. Something with taking a right to the oven with leftover bread. A quick stop at the fridge to make sure the bread soaks up all the flavors and milk.

And afterward straight to the stove for a sweet breakfast. It might take a bit more prepping in the morning, but I promise it is worth the wait.


Wentelteefjes (French toast sticks)

Michelle Braakhuis
Yay, for no food waste! Whether you have old bread laying around, or your freezer packed with your favourite slices of (gluten-free) bread, this recipe works wonders with old slices of bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 3 persons
Calories 496 kcal


  • oven
  • small container
  • non-stick frying pan
  • whisk
  • measuring cups


  • 6 slices (gluten free) bread preferably 2-3 days old
  • 2 cups milk coconut, oat, rice, or almond
  • 1-2 cups flour gluten free if prefered
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 30 berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp jam for topping, optional
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup for topping, optional
  • extra cinnamon and sugar for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 220℃/428℉.
  • Cut the 6 slices of bread into small sticks (3 per sandwich).
  • Roast the bread sticks for +/- 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour the milk in a small container.
  • Add 1 cup of flour, cinnamon, sugar & vanilla powder, and mix together.
  • Add more flour until it reaches the right consistency (thick batter) and set aside.
  • Take the breadsticks out of the oven and allow to cool down for a few minutes.
  • Place the bread sticks in the mixture and place in the fridge for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat up a non-stick frying pan over high heat.
  • Add halve a tablespoon of butter and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Take 1 bread stick at a time, place in the frying pan until completely covered.
  • Bake both sides until dark-golden brown.
  • Top off with your favourite berries, syrup, cinnamon and/or sugar.


Serving: 3gCalories: 496kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 373mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 7gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 264IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 334mgIron: 4mg
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