Gingerbread French Toast
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Which means..... your breakfasts are 'bout to be too!! These are EVERYTHING during this holiday season.. trust me. I finally finished decorating the house for Christmas which was exciting! There were legit boxes everywhere so it was so nice to cross that one off the list. And the result is a beautifully decorated house. Also, in other exciting news I filed for my PLLC on Monday so in 3 months (the timeframe they're telling me) I will be up and running FINALLY as a business. I must say the process to become a business through New York State is a tedious and frustrating one. Anyway, time to get back to this mouthwatering EASY as heck recipe! First I wanted to shed some nutrition light on the ingredients I used.
Whole wheat bread
But Jackie that is FILLED with gluten. Fear not friends you only have to watch out for gluten if and ONLY if you were DIAGNOSED with Celiac Disease or a gluten sensitivity/intolerance. Otherwise do please enjoy ALL the whole grains!
Quick tip: it can be tricky to actually find whole wheat bread and sort through the whole 9-grain or multi-grain mumbo jumbo. Look for 100% whole wheat flour as the first ingredient! Also looking for the whole grain stamp! These are both ways to know you are getting the real deal!
Now this one is interesting. I remember learning about this in one of my nutrition classes in undergrad a LONG time ago and it always stuck with me because it was so random and unusual. The only problem is that besides in baking I couldn't find much of a use for it.....until now ladies and gents. About 5 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contains around 50% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium, 95 percent of iron, and 38 percent of magnesium. MIND BLOWN. I mean how cool right?
So to make this awesome french toast here are the ingredients:
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1/3 to 1/2 cup skim milk
2 tsp blackstrap molasses
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp butter
1. In a bowl combine and whisk the egg, skim milk, molasses, ginger, cinnamon nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
2. In a nonstick pan, heat butter on medium heat.
3. While butter is heating up begin to drench whole wheat bread in the gingerbread egg mixture. Depending on the consistency you like drench for as long or as short as you desire. I don't like my french toast too soggy/eggy in the center so I tend to make this a quick drench on both sides and then shake off the excess egg.
4. Place french toast in pan on medium-high heat. Cook each side until golden brown.
5. Drizzle with maple syrup (please I beg of you use the real stuff it's so much better!) and dig in!
Hope you all enjoy! I certainly did (in like 5 seconds to be honest... haa. oops.)
Until next time,