Gingerbread French Toast


Dive into the festive spirit with our Enchanted Winter Gingerbread French Toast! This delightful breakfast dish combines the warm spices of gingerbread with the classic comfort of French toast. Perfect for a cozy winter morning or a special holiday brunch, it's sure to spread cheer and warmth.

Gingerbread French Toast

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 slices

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 280 kcal
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 96mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Protein: 10g


  • Thick-sliced bread - 8 slices
  • Large eggs - 4
  • Milk - 240 ml (8 ounces)
  • Molasses - 2 tablespoons
  • Ground ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon - ½ teaspoon
  • Nutmeg - ¼ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Butter for frying
  • Maple syrup and powdered sugar for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  2. Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are well coated.
  3. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt a bit of butter.
  4. Fry the bread slices for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use thick-sliced, sturdy bread like brioche or challah for best results.
  • Ensure the bread is well soaked with the egg mixture for maximum flavor.
  • Cook on medium heat to prevent burning while ensuring a crispy exterior.
  • Experiment with toppings like whipped cream, fresh berries, or candied ginger for added festivity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this with gluten-free bread?

Yes, just ensure the bread is thick and sturdy enough to hold the egg mixture.

Can I prepare the egg mixture ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare it the night before and refrigerate.

How can I keep the French toast warm for serving?

Keep them in an oven set at a low temperature until ready to serve.

Your Enchanted Winter Gingerbread French Toast is ready to enchant your breakfast table. Let the aroma of gingerbread spices fill your home, bringing a touch of holiday magic to your morning. Gather around and share the joy of a festive, flavorful meal with your loved ones!