I love breakfast. I really do. Most days, my breakfasts consist of either oatmeal, or yogurt and fruit. Something easy that I can toss in my bag and bring to work.
One day a week, I work from home. And on this day, I try to make myself something that takes a little more time and effort. Things that I don’t have the luxury of making on a daily basis.
On this particular day, I decided to make French toast, and as I was reaching into the spice cabinet for the cinnamon, I spotted the bottle of ginger and it hit me. What if I add this to the batter and make Gingerbread French Toast? I mean, ’tis the season, right?
And this delicious recipe was born. It is just like traditional French toast, but with a slightly spicy ginger kick to it. The bread is soaked in a custard of egg and milk that has been spiced with cinnamon, ginger and bit of powdered sugar to give it some sweetness. Cook the slices in a little bit of butter until the outside is crispy and golden, and the inside melts in your mouth. Truly, a special breakfast!
Gingerbread French Toast
Makes 3 slices (easily doubled for more)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk, but any milk will do)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3 slices of bread
- more powdered sugar for dusting the top
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, whisk together egg, milk, cinnamon, ginger and 1 Tbsp powdered sugar in a shallow bowl until well combined.
- Melt butter in the skillet.
- Dip the slices of bread in the custard, and soak until all or most of the custard is absorbed.
- Transfer soaked bread slices to the heated skillet and cook until crispy and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
- Serve, and dust the tops of the French toast with additional powdered sugar.