Gingerbread French Toast




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Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast ~ the simple addition of molasses and a few spices transforms plain French toast into something worth lingering over.

The ultimate French toast, warmed up with the flavors of classic gingerbread.

Gingerbread French Toast

Hey everybody— we’re complete slugs today in our house…I don’t even have the energy to write up a proper post.  But this Gingerbread French Toast has to be shared.  I can’t understand why anyone would go to the trouble to make plain French toast when, with just a little more effort you can make something so much more special.

Whole wheat bread for Gingerbread French Toast

Even though we ate way too much yesterday, you can’t just go cold turkey the day after.  You have to ease off of all the holiday excess.  This is the way we do it, with a hearty homey breakfast that encourages us to hang around the kitchen a little longer than usual, and gives us a chance to connect as a family without all the craziness of the day before.  I think I love this day more than any other in the season, in spite of the messy house, the overflowing garbage can, the bits of tissue and ribbon strewn everywhere, it’s such a welcome letdown.

Gingerbread French Toast 2

When you use thick (3/4″) slices of whole wheat bread this’ll fuel you well into a lazy day of padding around in your pjs, thank-you emails, and organizing presents.  You might even get a round of returns in before you get hungry again.  The day after tomorrow our first daughter flies out, soon to be followed by her sister.  I’m going to try to make this breakfast last as long as I possibly can.

Gingerbread French Toast

Gingerbread French Toast
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Yield: serves 4, generously

Gingerbread French Toast

Ingredients

  • 8 thick slices of whole wheat bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs well, and add the half and half, molasses, sugar, and spices.
  2. Soak each slice of bread for about 30 seconds per side, and cook in a buttered pan or griddle until golden browned on each side. Keep the heat on medium so that the bread has a chance to cook through before it gets too browned on the outside.

 

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    January 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Lovely breakfast idea. I am so disappointed I didn’t get to bake more gingerbread during the holidays. So many recipes, so little time. This looks amazing!

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    grace
    January 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    french toast is one of those things that i like but don’t love, but this version is special!

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    Katie
    December 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Well, I was going to make eggnog French Toast tomorrow, but found out my husband used up all the eggnog, so this sounds like it will move into first place!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    December 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Your French toast looks just scrumptious!

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