Chia Seed, Coconut, and Raspberry French Toast Sticks


  • 3 thick slices whole grain bread
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, or as needed
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 ounces maple syrup, or to taste


Cut each bread slice into 4 even sticks.

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Mix coconut, chia seeds, half-and-half, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until batter is smooth.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter.

Dip bread sticks in the batter until completely coated.

Cook coated bread sticks in the hot butter until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Place raspberries in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until softened, about 1 minutes. Mix yogurt into raspberries.

Dip French toast sticks in raspberry-yogurt sauce and top with maple syrup.