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Chai spiced french toast bake on a light blue plate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

Chai Spiced French Toast Bake

This Chai Spiced French Toast Bake is a delicious and warming make-ahead winter brunch. Refined sugar free, fast prep, and only 6 ingredients!

Category Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chai spiced french toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Serves 3
Author Amanda | Naturally Sweet Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

Chai French Toast Bake

  • 185 g crusty sourdough bread preferably slightly stale
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tbsp chai spice (see notes)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 80 ml oat milk (or milk of choice)

Topping (Optional)

  • ½ tbsp raw cane sugar
  • ½ tsp chai spice

METHOD

  1. Cut the bread into 2 ½ cm (1 inch) chunks and place in a greased 20 x 10 cm (8 x 4 inch) loaf tin. Set aside.

  2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the eggs, chai spice, vanilla, and maple syrup until well combined. Pour in the milk and whisk it into the egg mixture.
  3. Pour the custard evenly over and around the bread. Gently press the bread into the custard, making sure to drench the top crusts.
  4. Cover the tin tightly with foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  5. The following morning, preheat the oven to 190°C (375ºF) and remove the tin from the fridge.
  6. Mix together the optional topping of raw sugar and chai spice and sprinkle evenly over the bread.
  7. Once the oven has heated, remove the aluminum foil and bake the French toast for 23-25 minutes. Remove the bake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes before serving with whipped cream and pure maple syrup.

NOTES

  • Leftovers can be kept sealed in portioned packets of aluminum foil in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply toss the packet into a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • I mix my own blend of chai spice using this recipe.