Gingerbread Baked French Toast

Gingerbread Baked French Toast

With December almost gone (this month has felt like a whirlwind!), I’m still into the festive spirit, and I love nothing better than the smell of warm gingerbread in the oven! ⁣

As a little bit of a different way to enjoy these flavours, I wanted to make a super easy cook and prepare French baked toast! You can even make this the night before you want to enjoy it, let the eggs/spices soak overnight and put straight in the oven the next morning – or you can simply bake whenever and warm up, it works just as well!⁣

In the oven, the maple syrup caramelises, adding flavour and chewiness. It does not get as crunchy as pan-fried French toast and remains softer throughout. Warming spices add a depth of flavour that is wintery, and comforting, and when combined with maple syrup, this is some pretty tasty French toast.

As this recipe only contains a small amount of added sugar and a source of fibre from the wholemeal bread, this is perfect for a delicious breakfast – simply serve on its own with fruit and/or yoghurt! ⁣Enjoy! 😍⁣

⁣𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 👩🏻‍🍳 (Serves 2)⁣

✔️ 4 small slices of wholemeal bread⁣

✔️ 2 eggs⁣

✔️ ¼ cup milk of your choice⁣

✔️ 1 tsp maple syrup⁣

✔️ 1 ½ tsp gingerbread spice⁣

𝐆𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐞⁣

✔️ 1 tsp cinnamon⁣

✔️ 1 tsp ginger⁣

✔️ ½ tsp mixed spice⁣

✔️ ¼ tsp ground cardamom⁣

✔️ ¼ tsp nutmeg⁣


1️⃣ Preheat the oven to 180c and lightly grease a small-medium ovenproof dish with a little oil. ⁣

2️⃣ Slice the bread diagonally so you have 8x triangle shapes. Lay one slice marginally on top of one another horizontally in the dish.⁣

3️⃣ Meanwhile, add the eggs, milk & maple syrup to a jug and whisk to combine.⁣

4️⃣ Add the gingerbread spices into a small bowl and mix them together. Add 1 ½ tsp of the spice mix to the jug with the eggs/milk. Whisk again to combine. ⁣

5️⃣ Lightly spray the bread with a little oil and then pour over the egg mixture – you may have to lift up some of the bread slices slightly to get in between the pieces. ⁣

Optional: Soak in the fridge for 1hr + or overnight, or you can put it in the oven straight away.⁣

6️⃣ Bake for 20 minutes until the crusts are a little crunchy/brown on top and the bread feels spongy. ⁣

7️⃣ Serve warm or keep in the fridge to enjoy the next day!⁣

🤔 Do you like French toast?! Let me know if you make it – simply comment on the post!

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