Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast

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. 

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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?

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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!

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Gingerbread French Toast

Makes 3 slices (easily doubled for more)

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  • 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


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together egg, milk, cinnamon, ginger and 1 Tbsp powdered sugar in a shallow bowl until well combined.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet.
  4. Dip the slices of bread in the custard, and soak until all or most of the custard is absorbed. 
  5. Transfer soaked bread slices to the heated skillet and cook until crispy and golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Serve, and dust the tops of the French toast with additional powdered sugar.

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