French Toast Roll-Ups

French toast roll-ups have hot, gooey fillings stuffed into the middle of them with golden-brown, buttery outsides coated in a sweet, crunchy cinnamon sugar that all but melts in your mouth.

To make the roll-ups the crusts get trimmed from sandwich bread then the slices are flattened out with a rolling pin. The flattened bread is then rolled with the filling of your choice and cooked in a buttery skillet just like regular french toast.

A generous dusting of cinnamon sugar, one of the best things on earth, finishes them and you can dunk them in maple syrup or eat them as is. They’re also good eaten at room temperature.

The filling consists of anything your little heart desires! I used peanut butter & jelly, cream cheese & jelly, plain peanut butter and plain cream cheese.

You can use a nut butter, nutella, marshmallow fluff, dulce de leche, cajeta and/or whatever else you can think of! There are no rules and the recipe is really more method than precision.

They remind me of those french toast sticks that were all the rage a while back. Only more special.

A lot more special.

French Toast Roll-Ups

Rating: 51

Yield: 8 roll-ups

French Toast Roll-Ups

French toast roll-ups will spice up your breakfast routine!


8 slices white sandwich bread (the soft, fluffy type)
peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese, dulce de leche, cajeta or nutella
2 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
butter, for greasing the pan
maple syrup, for serving


  1. Trim the crust from the bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin.
  2. Place about a teaspoon or 2 of your chosen filling an inch from one end of the bread spread out in a strip. Roll the bread up and repeat until they're all filled.
  3. In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs and milk until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the sugar with the cinnamon.
  5. In a skillet set over medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter.
  6. Add the rolls to the egg turning to coat on all sides then place them in the pan seam side down. Cook in batches until golden brown, turning them to cook and brown on all sides. Add butter to the pan as needed.
  7. Add the hot rolls from the pan to the cinnamon sugar and roll until completely covered in sugar.
  8. Serve with maple syrup for dunking.


Adapted from Pati's Mexican Table

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  1. says

    Oh my, Reeni! Yum. French toast is such a favorite of mine. Others can have the pancakes and waffles but I’ll take french toast any day. I’ll take two with a cinnamon cream cheese filling, please. :)

    • JAMcD says

      Growing up Mom would make grilled cheese sandwiches, and make a few grilled peanut butter sandwiches for us kids. We loved them and even though I haven’t made them in a long time, I’m thinking it might be a great weekend treat for this weekend!! Thanks for the reminder!

  2. says

    Those french toast sticks of yore were soggy and weird. Yours look, well, amazing. I’m thinking a peanut butter/nutella/biscoff filling. Yes all at the same time.

    I think my heart just skipped a beat.

  3. says

    I am loving these! I am thinking Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip. I know that is pretty old school but it sounds so good. These will be perfect Sunday morning at brunch!

  4. says

    You always have great ideas :) These greedy rolls would be the perfect breakfast to start this day well. Bye dear. hope you have a wonderful we

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