Chai tea French toast will totally jazz up your brunch menu. This classic brunch dish is infused with the spiced flavor of chai tea, and it's SO good!
French toast is like the crowning brunch glory, right? I mean… if I’m gonna splurge on my morning meal, French Toast is at the top of my list. Bread soaked in eggy custard and grilled, AND THEN covered in fruit and syrup and whipped cream? I am so there.
I talked a little bit about my French Toast obsession when I shared my French toast with warm vanilla bourbon syrup recipe. But with Mother’s Day approaching, and everyone in major brunch mode, I felt like we needed another fun French Toast recipe to pick from.
I wanted to somehow infuse the flavor of my favorite latte -- CHAI!!!! -- into the custardy batter for my big thick slices of bread. I wasn’t sure how that was going to work out, but then I found this fun little gadget from Dreamfarm called the Teafu. Let me start by saying that if you are a tea drinker, this tea infuser is a miracle for getting all the flavor into your cup. You use this one tool to scoop, steep, and then squeeze.
And then is stands up on its own so you don’t have a liquid puddle on your kitchen counter.
So I used my Teafu to infuse A TON of Chai flavor into my French toast batter. It worked so well! And honestly, it was fast. Waiting for tea bags takes forever and you always feel like the flavor is still a little weak. I had none of that going on with this recipe.
The only thing that will take you just a couple of extra minutes is tempering the eggs. You want to slowly add your hot chai-infused milk to the eggs you lightly beat in the bowl. This lets the temperature come up gradually so you don’t accidentally cook the eggs in the bowl.
If you love that sweetly spiced chai flavor, and want a brunch recipe that tastes and smells nothing short of amazing, this chai tea French toast is exactly what you need.
- I also love the Chopula from Dreamfarm for flipping my French toast. Especially if you are cooking in a pan, the flexible little spatula is so handy!
- When tempering the eggs, start with just a small amount of liquid (like ¼ cup) and very gradually increase the amount of hot liquid you are adding to the eggs. It really only takes a few minutes and is SO worth it.
Disclaimer: The contributor was compensated by Dreamfarm for recipe development. Any opinions expressed are her own.