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. Carole Ann Spear says

    These look great. I’d like to know if anyone has tried to freeze them and reheat? I’m thinking of make a bunch and just pulling out a few at a time for a quick breakfast or snack. Any thoughts?

  2. Katy Busian says

    I was wondering if these would be OK warm? Like not super hot off stove. I’m going to a baby shower and have a lot to make so I was wondering if these would be OK to store in frig or best left out tightly sealed then reheated in microwave?

  3. Rita says

    I would like to fill them with a chocolate creme. Like what you would put in fried pies. Does anyone have a recipe that’s creamy and not gritty with sugar? Thanks so very much! These look delicious. Rita

  4. KK says

    I just made my second batch of these this week! Made a double batch this time and freezing them individually to take for a quick microwave breakfast in our RV for vacation next week.

  5. Missy says

    I saw this on Pinterest and decided that I did not have to be a kid or have one to enjoy this! Sooooo good. My favorite was peanut butter with a marshmallow torn into fourths (use 1/2 per roll) …… Thank you :)

    • says

      I don’t see why not Pat! I’ve heard of others doing it although I haven’t tried myself. They should be fine.

  6. Roxanne says

    Made this today, but increased it to two loaves of bread (there’s 6 of us,!). I made breadcrumbs from the crust, couldn’t bare to waste it!

    • says

      As soon as I saw this recipe I fell in love with it. It is a must try for me. Thanks for sharing and I will share it on my page. Thanks again. M.J.

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