Add a colorful twist to a brunch staple with fruity pebbles french toast. Whip up a sweet breakfast with only 5 ingredients.
How to add a colorful and sweet crunch to french toast – using Fruity Pebbles breakfast cereal.
Four words you may have never seen put together until now: fruity pebbles french toast.
This is a heavenly combination of kids’ two favorite things… cereal and french toast. In other words, you can’t go wrong giving this recipe a try. It’s simple, yummy, and oh-so-pretty!
I was first introduced to this recipe by my (favorite) cousin’s wife. Yes, I admit that I have a favorite cousin (he knows who he is)! Anyway, they came to visit two summers ago, and as a thank you, his wife made us breakfast one morning. Her meal of choice just so happened to be fruity pebbles french toast, and it was incredible!
It was seriously a revolutionary, life-changing moment for me! To say everyone enjoyed it – especially the kids – is an understatement. They were so, so delicious! Below is my makeshift recipe for making them into french toast sticks.
Two Ways to Make Fruity Pebbles French Toast
You will notice the recipe call for an Air Fryer. While you can totally go that route, I wanted to also provide an alternative choice.
Use an Air Fryer.
If you choose to use your Air Fryer, then you’ll want to follow the recipe below verbatim. There won’t be anything for you to change.
Cook them on the stove top.
I know all the hype and craze behind Air Fryers but if you don’t have one or simply want another option for cooking the fruity pebbles french toast, then consider the stove top. Trust me… I’ve done it, and it works both ways.
All you need to change is the appliance from the Air Fryer to a skillet. Add some cooking spray to the pan and cook over medium heat. You’ll be able to see when the french toast sticks need to be flipped. That’s it!
How to Make Fruity Pebbles French Toast Sticks
Keeping in mind that the basis of this recipe is french toast, you most likely already have these pantry staples on hand. All you need are:
- heavy cream
- fruity pebbles
*Although you can use regular bread, this recipe will turn out much better using thicker bread like Texas Toast.
Directions – How to Make Fruity Pebbles French Toast Sticks
If you’re used to cooking the french toast first then cutting, you’ll actually do the opposite for this recipe. Pre-cut your Texas Toast into strips before dipping it into the batter. Here’s why: it will be much easier to roll the dipped stick in the fruity pebbles cereal and place into the Air Fryer or skillet.
Cut each slice of bread so that you get 3 sticks per slice. When you do the dipping, be sure not to leave the stick in the liquid mix too long so it doesn’t do that soggy bread thing. You all know what I’m talking about, and it’s not pretty.
Then take the bread stick for a quick roll in the cereal bowl.
Once you have the bread stick drenched in the liquid batter and completely coated with fruity pebbles, pop it into the Airy Fryer basket and cook on 350 for 5 minutes. Give a flip and then cook for 2 more minutes.
You can never go wrong by serving syrup with these fruity pebble french toast sticks, and I just so happen to use a family-favorite recipe. It’s one passed down from my maternal grandmother and something I could honestly eat every day.
Another alternative is to serve it with icing or frosting. One of the easiest ways to make this is with confectioner’s sugar, milk (or heavy cream), and vanilla extract. For thinner icing/frosting, use milk instead of heavy cream. You can also play around with the amount of confectioner’s sugar to get the desired consistency you want as well.
A Delicious Breakfast on the Way
I guarantee this recipe will be something you’ll make quite often and I 100% do not blame you. I’d be willing to go out on a limb and say they’d make a perfect brunch, lunch, and snack!
Don’t forget to let me know if you make this recipe and how it turned out. Also, don’t hesitate to get a little creative with it and try some other similar cereals!
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 4 cups of fruity pebbles
- 4 slices of thick sandwich bread or Texas toast
1. Cut each slice of bread twice making 3 sticks.
2. In a bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, and cream. Dunk each stick in the liquid mix full coating. Don’t leave in liquid to avoid over-soaking.
3. Coat each drenched stick in the fruity pebbles until fully coated.
4. Place the sticks in the air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 5 min, flip then cook for 2 more minutes.
5. Serve with syrup or frosting.