‘Tis the season, friends! And I’m really digging gingerbread everything right now! I just bought some of these adorable gingerbread men cookie cutters and cannot wait for them to come in so that I can make ALL THE GINGERBREAD COOKIES.
Until then, I’m incorporating gingerbread into everything that I can find! Starting with this gingerbread french toast recipe. This recipe is actually a variation of the Healthy French Toast recipe, with a little bit of a Christmas twist ;-). Here are a few things I learned in the making of this recipe:
- Gingerbread has ginger in it. Therefore it’s healthy, right?
- No but for real, this recipe is actually healthy.
- Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help reduce pain, nausea, and prevent diseases.
- Opposite of what I’ve chosen to believe, gingerbread itself is not an actual flavor or seasoning.
- It’s a combination of spices that we’ve come to know as “gingerbread”.
- But I’m going to keep believing that it is, and I will go forth and spread gingerbread into all of the world.
- Especially but not limited to desserts and breakfast.
In all seriousness, this recipe is sooooo amazing. Cody and I ate this for dessert after dinner one night and savored EVERY BITE. We didn’t even have to use that much syrup because each bite is full of melt-in-your mouth Christmas goodness!
You might actually need to double this recipe, now that I think about it. This gingerbread french toast is SERIOUS stuff, ya’ll.
How To Make The Gingerbread Spice
As I mentioned before to get that gingerbread flavor you need a mix of spices. Here’s what you need;
These flavors are so cozy and warming and let’s face it could make anything taste delicious. All you need to do is mix them together with the other ingredients including sugar, eggs and maple syrup and soak your bread into the mixture before frying.
You can pretty much top this french toast with whatever you want but here are some idea depending on whether you have it for breakfast or dessert.
- Fresh fruit such as bananas, oranges, berries
- Maple syrup
- Whipped cream
- Ice cream
- Nuts such as walnuts, pecans, cashews
- Powdered sugar
More Delicious Brunch Recipes You Might Like;
- Grilled Avocado Goat Cheese Toast
- Gingerbread Oatmeal Pancakes
- Pecan Pie Pancakes
- Tomato & Lentil Breakfast Bruschetta
Gingerbread French Toast
- 4 slices Ezekiel Bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Whisk all of the ingredients together except for the Ezekiel Bread.
- Cover each side of the bread with the liquid mixture, then cook each side in a skillet (with a little bit of coconut oil) for about 1 minute (or until the mixture is cooked and lightly browned).
- Top with syrup, fruit, or anything you want!