Gingerbread French Toast Welcomes In The Fall Holidays

Gingerbread French Toast Welcomes In The Fall Holidays

Gingerbread could very well be my favorite cookie flavor.  If it isn’t number one it certainly ranks right up there with any oatmeal variety, a nut butter flavor or in a pinch a chocolate chip.  Who are we kidding…..if it is a cookie I am game for it.  Anyway, with all the recipes and pictures flying around the interwebs I knew I wanted to participate but I was being ‘held’ back by my #NoSugarSeptember.  I had chosen September as the month to do a second sugar detox and so the idea of gingerbread cookies or anything gingerbread for that matter had to be put on hold until the month ended.

When the end of September drew closer I knew I was ready to break out the ingredients to make gingerbread but I didn’t want to wait until I finished working to make cookies or the weekend.  I wanted to get after it right away and chose to make  French Toast.  I knew what I needed to make the gingerbread flavor but wanted to take a peek around the internet for a recipe to see if there was something special I could use.  As it turns out a Google search for Gingerbread French Toast turns up recipes that use gingerbread and then a custard to create the French Toast.  I wanted the custard to be gingerbread so I just made the recipe the way I envisioned it.

I am thankful that I chose to make it my way because it turned out just as I had hoped.  OK, maybe it could have used more ginger but I am a big fan of ginger and similar to garlic it is one of those items I cannot get enough of.  I am providing you with the recipe as I made it but if you really like ginger as much as I do then just add more.

If you would like to make this a vegan version exclude the eggs and create a flax egg.  I have made Vegan French Toast with both flax eggs and chia eggs and the flax egg comes out better because the flax meal comes out as sort of toasted flour and adds a crunch to the French Toast.

Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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