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

Copyright ©2013 Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice by Reeni Pisano All Rights Reserved.

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  1. says

    Wow, love finding simple little things that work well. This would make a great easy dessert without having to plan ahead.

  2. Sarah says

    Oh, my, goodness. These were so delicious. We tried a variety of toppings – all good, but we loved cream cheese and jam the best. We skipped the syrup, these are sweet enough!

  3. tootie says

    I just found your recipe on pinterest. im type 2 diabetic and have looked for a new bfast idea. this allows me to have my protein, carb, fruit and cinnamon. thank you thank you thank you.

  4. Bethany says

    Hi! I made these this morning and I have some photos I’d like to share with you. What is the best way to do that?

    I used a combination of Neufchâtel cheese, strawberry jam, and creamy peanut butter fillings (jelly & cheese, PB & cheese, pb&j)…I found it difficult not to overstuff the bread with the filling and so it got messy. Also because I was impatient they weren’t evenly fried on all sides. But, They were delicious!

  5. Debbie says

    Made these using cream cheese with cinnamon sugar as the filling filling. They were wonderful!!!!(*_*)

  6. Jami says

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! We’re big breakfast eaters and I’m always looking for something to spice it up a bit… These will do the trick! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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