Are you tired of the same old boring breakfasts? Do you crave something that’s both sweet and spicy to satisfy your taste buds? Well, look no further! Introducing the Spiced Latte French Toast Recipe, a delicious and irresistible way to spice up your mornings.
This recipe is perfect for those who love a good pumpkin spice latte, but also enjoy the comfort of a warm and hearty French toast. Made with brioche bread soaked in a creamy mixture of eggs, low-fat milk, pumpkin pie spice, and espresso shots, this dish will definitely wake you up and give you the energy you need for the day.
To add an extra touch of sweetness, we’ll be drizzling maple syrup over the French toast and topping it off with fresh berries. And did I mention that this recipe can be made ahead of time? Just pop it in the oven and within minutes, you’ll have a hot and satisfying breakfast ready to go.
So why settle for plain pancakes or boring oatmeal when you can have this spiced latte French toast? Trust me, once you try it, you’ll never want to go back to your old breakfast routine.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
As a barista, I have always been experimenting with new and exciting flavors to enhance people’s morning experience. With that in mind, I am confident you will fall in love with my Spiced Latte French Toast recipe.
This breakfast recipe will truly make you feel warm and cozy inside, just like a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks on a chilly autumn day. It has all the familiar flavors of your favorite coffee drink but in the form of the beloved breakfast classic: French Toast.
Imagine perfectly toasted slices of brioche bread soaked in a rich mixture of low-fat milk, eggs, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and more. The buttery and soft texture will instantly melt in your mouth, tickling your taste buds with every bite. The delicate hint of sweetness from the maple syrup, combined with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, takes this classic breakfast dish to a whole new level.
This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in something unique yet straightforward yet satisfying. Whether you are looking to impress your guests or simply treat yourself to something special, this Spiced Latte French Toast is the perfect fit for all occasions.
Try out this one-of-a-kind recipe today and watch as it becomes your go-to breakfast dish for all future mornings!
Here’s what you need to make this Spiced Latte French Toast Recipe:
- 5 slices of brioche bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup of low-fat milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp of pumpkin spice
- 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
For Spiced Latte flavor:
To achieve that spiced latte flavor, here’s what you add to the mix:
- 1 shot or 1/4 cup of espresso or strong coffee
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- A pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
To add a sweet and fruity note and give it some color, garnish with:
- Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
- Maple syrup drizzle
All ingredients are easily available at your local grocery.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Mix the Wet Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of low-fat milk and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar. Then, stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice, and 2 tablespoons of unsalted melted butter. Make sure to mix the ingredients well to ensure a uniform distribution.
Step 2: Dip the Bread Slices
Take about 5 slices of thick-cut brioche bread and dip each slice into the mixture, press down to make sure the bread soaks up all the liquid. Flip the slice over and repeat on the other side until it is fully coated.
Step 3: Cook the French Toast
Preheat your non-stick griddle or pan over medium-high heat and grease with some additional butter. Once hot, place each slice on the griddle, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Pro-tip – Play around with the temperature until you achieve crispy French toast instead of soggy undercooked ones.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!
Serve your Spiced Latte French Toast warm with a drizzle of warm maple syrup, tart berries, and a dusting of powdered sugar. For an extra indulgent breakfast, pair with crispy bacon and a hot cup of coffee or chai spiced tea.
Enjoy your homemade Spiced Latte French Toast experience!
Substitutions and Variations
The beauty of this Spiced Latte French Toast recipe is that it can be easily customized to your liking. Here are some substitutions and variations you can make:
– Bread: While brioche bread is my go-to for french toast, you can use any bread you have on hand such as white bread or challah. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, try using gluten-free bread.
– Milk: I use low-fat milk in this recipe, but you can substitute it with whole milk or almond milk for a dairy-free option.
– Spice: Pumpkin spice gives this recipe its signature flavor, but you can experiment with other spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom. Chai spiced latte french toast anyone?
– Flavoring: Vanilla extract adds a wonderful aroma and depth of flavor to this recipe. You can swap it with other extracts such as almond extract or maple extract for an interesting twist.
– Toppings: Berries and maple syrup are my go-to toppings for french toast, but you can get creative here. Try adding bacon bits or chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts for a salty and crunchy contrast to the sweet French toast.
– Make-Ahead Option: Save time in the morning by making this dish ahead of time as a casserole. Simply layer slices of bread in a baking dish, pour the egg mixture over the top, refrigerate overnight and bake in the morning.
By playing around with these substitutions and variations, you’ll be able to create a unique Spiced Latte French Toast that suits your taste buds perfectly.
Serving and Pairing
Spiced Latte French Toast is a hearty breakfast treat that can be served in various ways. You can garnish it with fresh berries, whipped cream or dusted powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness. Furthermore, the maple syrup on top adds a natural sweetness to the dish that pairs well with tangy berries.
The flavors of this French Toast make it a perfect breakfast companion to coffee. Try pairing it with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, chai spiced latte or espresso to amplify the pumpkin spice flavor in your meal. Coffee pairs very well with this dish because it enhances the richness of the spices.
Bacon is another must-have addition that complements and balances the pumpkin spice and sweetness in this recipe. Its saltiness enhances the flavors of other ingredients, adding just the right hint of savory on your plate. So, if you’re looking for something extra to add to your Spiced Latte French Toast experience, bacon might just do the trick!
This French Toast casserole is also great for serving large groups or potlucks because you can prepare it easily in advance and store it in the fridge until needed. It’s an ideal choice for brunch parties or family gatherings as it requires minimal preparation but packs mouth-watering flavors.
Overall, enjoy this delicious breakfast recipe and let your imagination guide you on how best to serve and pair it with other dishes for a perfect morning delight!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
This Spiced Latte French Toast Recipe is perfect for meal prepping or making ahead for special occasions. To make ahead, you can assemble the dish the night before and let it sit in the fridge. When you’re ready to bake it in the morning, take it out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature while preheating your oven.
If you have leftovers, don’t worry! You can store them in your refrigerator for up to two days. Simply put the leftover French toast in an airtight container and store in your fridge. When reheating, use a microwave or skillet on low heat. However, be careful not to overheat, as this may cause the French toast to become dry and lose its flavor.
If you want to freeze any leftovers or make a batch of French toast for later use, you can do that too. Once fully cooled, wrap each individual slice of French toast tightly with plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or plastic bag. These can be stored in your freezer for up to three months.
To reheat frozen French toast, thaw overnight in your refrigerator and then follow the reheating instructions above.
Overall, this recipe is perfect for meal prepping or if you want something delicious yet easy to make. Plus, storing and reheating it is also quite simple!
Tips for Perfect Results
To achieve the best results for your spiced latte french toast, here are some tips and recommendations that can help enhance the flavor and texture of your breakfast meal.
1. Use stale bread
Stale bread soaks up the custard mixture better than fresh bread, giving your spiced latte french toast a firm yet tender texture. Brioche or Challah bread work best for this recipe as they have a soft crumb and are perfect for absorbing the egg mixture.
2. Let the bread soak
After you have dipped the bread in the custard mixture, let it sit for a few seconds before placing it on the griddle. This helps ensure that every part of the bread is coated with the mixture, giving you even flavor and texture throughout.
3. Infuse your milk with spices
Before whisking together your eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice mix, heat them in a saucepan until they start to steam. This allows the spices to infuse into the milk and egg mixture fully, resulting in richly flavored spiced latte french toast.
4. Don’t overcrowd the pan or griddle
Overcrowding the pan can lead to uneven cooking and make it challenging to flip each slice of bread without causing them to stick together or tear apart. Cook only a few slices at a time, adding more butter as needed.
5. Avoid using too much sugar in your custard mixture
The amount of sugar needed for this recipe is only 1/4 cup per 5 slices of brioche or challah bread since too much sugar will cause your spiced latte french toast to caramelize too quickly and won’t cook correctly from inside.
6. Control Griddle Temperature by adjusting spatula:
Using spatula press and relax routine can help you control temperature on various parts of toast evenly avoiding burnt or undercooked parts on top or bottom.
By following these tips while preparing this spiced latte french toast recipe, you can easily elevate its taste and presentation to a whole new level!
In conclusion, this Spiced Latte French Toast recipe is not just a regular breakfast dish; it is perfect for a special occasion or holiday morning. The delicious aroma and warm flavors from the pumpkin spice and latte will have everyone coming back for more. Additionally, this recipe is versatile and easy to customize, so you can tailor it to your liking.
For those who love Starbucks pumpkin spice latte or chai latte, this French toast recipe will bring those flavors to your breakfast table in a unique way. So why not upgrade your breakfast routine with this delightful twist on a classic French toast recipe? Your family and friends will thank you!
Remember to experiment with different ingredients and toppings, such as fresh berries or crispy bacon, to make this spiced latte French toast recipe even better. Don’t forget to prepare it in advance if you need a quick and easy breakfast option for the week.
Overall, nothing beats the warmth and comfort provided by a homemade breakfast dish such as this Spiced Latte French Toast Recipe. I hope that you give it a try and enjoy it as much as I do!
Spiced Latte French Toast Recipe
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup Spiced Latte Flavor Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Coffee Creamer
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 8 -10 slices day-old whole-grain French, brioche bread (3/4-inch-thick) or 8 -10 slices challah (3/4-inch-thick)
- unsalted butter
- maple syrup
- fresh seasonal berries or sliced fruit
- HEAT large skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
- BEAT eggs in shallow pan or large pie plate; whisk in milk, Coffee-mate, sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Add several slices of bread; soak, turning once, without over saturating.
- SWIRL 1 tablespoon butter in hot skillet. Remove bread from milk mixture, allowing excess to drip off; transfer prepared bread to skillet in single layer. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over; cook for an additional 2 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately with syrup and berries. Continue with remaining bread slices, adding 1 tablespoon butter to skillet for each new batch.
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John has been working in the coffee industry for over five years, having started out as a barista in the bustling city of Los Angeles. He fell in love with the craft and set out to expand his knowledge and understanding of coffee. He has traveled all over the world, visiting coffee farms and learning from the best in the industry. His mission is to share his love of coffee and its unique flavors with others, and The Drive Coffee Bar is his way of doing that.