Chai French Toast

Beautiful food photography: two slices of french toast topped with maple syrup and served with fresh fruit. Recipe made using Tetley Chai tea.

Combine the spiced warmth of our Chai tea with French toast and you have a winning brunch or weekend breakfast recipe perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Chai tea bags
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 2% milk
  • 4 -eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) honey or maple syrup (approximately)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 8 - slices whole wheat bread, 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil (or any oil of your choice)
  • Fresh fruit

Directions

  1. Cut open 2 tea bags and sprinkle the contents into a shallow bowl. Place the other 2 whole tea bags in the same bowl.
  2. Microwave the milk, on high, for 90 seconds or until scalding. Pour into the bowl.
  3. Steep for 5 minutes. Discard whole tea bags.
  4. Whisk in the eggs, honey, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Set a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brush lightly with some of the oil.
  6. Working in batches, soak the bread in the milk mixture for about 10-15 seconds per side and transfer to the skillet.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. (Keep the prepared French toast in a warm oven between batches).
  8. Serve with fresh fruit and additional honey to taste.

Tips

  • This recipe is a great way to use up day-old bread as it’ll soak up more of the egg mixture, making the French toast even more flavourful.
  • Try infusing the milk with other delicious Tetley teas such as Warmth Cinnamon Spice or Rooibos Vanilla.
  • Reduce the fat content of this recipe by using 5 egg whites instead of 4 whole eggs and spraying the pan with non-stick spray instead of brushing with oil.
  • Microwave 1/2 cup (125 mL) honey or maple syrup with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon on high until heated through. Stir until well combined. Drizzle over toast before serving.

Nutrition

Per serving (1 piece): 208 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 14 g sugars, 9 g protein. Good source of vitamin D and calcium.