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. Felicia says

    Drool! I can’t wait to try these! I’m a lover of all things french toast, cinnamon and sugar, and cream cheese!lol This sounds like a sweet crunchy crepe! This may have to go on the desert menu for the holidays! Thank you!

  2. Jessica says

    Love these! When we were growing up, I would make “peanutbutter and jelly roll-ups” as a special treat for my little siblings for lunch. They were always so impressed by this twist on PB&J lol. I’m sure I’ll be making these little treats when I start having little ones of my own. I love the addition of rolling them in cinnamon sugar. Thanks for bringing back some great memories! :)

  3. Nancy Bell says

    I wonder how a good whole wheat bread would work? Anyone out there tried it yet? Thanks! N<

  4. David says

    Oooooooooohhhh! These look so good. I know what my family is having for breakfast this weekend.

  5. lynn says

    I love this idea! I’m gonna have to make these sometime this week. By the way….would it be a bad idea to make these and then freeze them? If yes, what would be the best way to reheat them? My family and I are going on vacation and I would love to make these ahead of time. Thanks!

    • says

      I think freezing them would work out fine Lynn! I would probably bake them in a low oven or even pan-fry them again in just a lightly greased pan.

  6. says

    Found this via Pinterest this morning. In the spirit of everything pumpkin, I filled with pumpkin butter and cream cheese, and rolled it in a pumpkin pie spice / sugar mix. Oh. My. Goodness. Yummy! Thank you!

    • Shanna Banana says

      Oh my gosh, that sounds absolutely Heavenly!! Pumpkin butter & cream cheese are two of my favorite flavor combos!! Pumpkin anything says AUTUMN to ME!

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