If you’ve ever wondered what to do with your leftover hot dog buns, we’ve got the answer. Make them into delicious french toast sticks!
Lonely hot dog buns – you know, the ones that don’t get used on hot dog night and sit in a bag on top of the microwave for a few days until they start to get hard? I thought so, we have them too! While they don’t have to be lonely anymore! This trick may even have you buying extra bags of hot dog buns just for this great recipe.
How to Turn Old Hot Dog Buns into French Toast Sticks
Step 1. Mix up your favorite ingredients for French toast. (Our favorite mixture is made up of eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.)
Step 2. Split the hot dog buns by removing the tops from the bottoms so they are no longer connected.
Step 3. Cut each half of hot dog bun into three pieces lengthwise. This will give you six skinny bread sticks per hot dog bun.
Step 4. Spray either a griddle or frying pan with nonstick cooking spray and warm up over medium-high heat.
Step 5. Dip each stick in your egg mixture, then place on the griddle or in the pan.
Step 6. Cook normally as you would cook regular French toast pieces, making sure to turn every few minutes so that all sides are cooked evenly.
Step 7. Remove from the pan once cooked completely. Lightly butter each french toast stick.
Step 8. Repeat until all bread pieces have been cooked.
Step 9. You can top with powdered sugar or just serve sticks with a small bowl of maple syrup for dipping. Enjoy!
And there you have it! Wonderful french toast sticks that didn’t come from a drive-thru or box of frozen store-bought french toast sticks in your freezer. Your kids will love dipping these creations, and they’re even perfect for an on-the-go, in-the-car, breakfast on the run. Old hot dog buns can also make great bread sticks if you’d rather use them as a side with a dinner meal.