Chai Tea French Toast

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me Updated
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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!

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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.

Chai Tea French Toast Picture

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.

Chai Tea French Toast Image

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.

Chai Tea French Toast Pic

Tips:

-        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.

Other brunch recipes I am SO into for this Mother’s Day are these prosciutto and provolone baked eggs and this spinach leek potato frittata!

Chai Tea French Toast Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Milk, At least 2% but preferably whole
  • 1 heaping teafu scoop of loose Chai Spice Tea, Equal to about 1 tablespoon or 2 tea bags
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 slices Texas Toast
  • Butter, For the griddle
For Topping:
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream

Directions

  1. Heat the milk in a medium saucepan until it simmers. Remove the milk from the heat.
  2. Place the Chai Tea filled TeaFu Squeeze Tea Infuser into the hot milk, let it steep for just a minute, and then squeeze. You’ll see the milk begin to change colors and the Chai Tea will smell fragrant.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the eggs and vanilla.
  4. GRADUALLY add the hot liquid, starting with just about 1/4 cup at a time, increasing as you go, stirring between each addition. This will temper the eggs and raise the temperature gradually so you don’t cook them in the bowl.
  5. Heat the griddle to 375°F or 400°F. Butter the hot surface.
  6. Quickly dip the Texas Toast into the liquid, coating each side. Careful not to let the bread be in the bowl too long or it won’t cook in a reasonable amount of time and risks falling apart
  7. Gently place each slice on the hot griddle. Cook the first side for 4-5 minutes. Flip and then cook the second side for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve the French toast warm topped with syrup. Garnish with powdered sugar and whipped cream. 

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Disclaimer: The contributor was compensated by Dreamfarm for recipe development. Any opinions expressed are her own.

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Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!