Matcha French Toast
French toast is a beloved breakfast classic, but why not take it up a notch and infuse it with some velvety, antioxidant-rich matcha? Matcha French toast is not only delicious but also visually striking with its vibrant green hue.
🍞 4 slices of thick-cut bread (such as brioche or challah)
🥚 2 large eggs
🥛 1/2 cup milk of choice
🍵 1-2 tsp matcha powder
😋 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
🧈 Butter or oil for cooking
🍁 Maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh fruit for toppings
- Prepare the Batter: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, matcha powder and vanilla extract until well combined. The matcha powder may clump a bit initially, so whisk until it's smooth and evenly distributed in the mixture.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a bit of butter or oil to prevent sticking.
- Soak the Bread: Take a slice of bread and dip it into the matcha batter, making sure to coat both sides evenly. Allow any excess batter to drip off.
- Cook the French Toast: Place the coated bread slice on the preheated skillet and cook until the bottom is golden brown and crispy, usually around 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the bread and cook the other side until it's also golden brown and the bread is cooked through.
- Remove the matcha French toast from the skillet and set it on a plate. Keep it warm in the oven if you're making multiple servings.
- Continue the process with the remaining slices of bread.
- Serve and Enjoy: Serve the matcha French toast hot, garnished with maple syrup and your choice of fresh fruit.
EXTRAS? How to store your French toast leftovers
Sometimes, you might find yourself with leftover French toast or want to prepare a big batch for future meals. Here's how to store it:
- Let your leftover French toast cool completely.
- Place it in an airtight container, such as a zip-top bag or a reusable storage container.
- Store it in the refrigerator for about one to three days.
- If you want to freeze a big batch of French toast for future use, you're brilliant! 🤩
- Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, ensuring they don't touch each other.
- Freeze for at least four hours or up to overnight. This step prevents the slices from sticking together.
- Transfer the frozen French toast to a freezer-safe container or zip-top bags.
- Store it in the freezer for up to three months.
When you're ready to enjoy your frozen French toast, here's how to reheat it:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Place the frozen slices on a baking sheet and bake until they are hot and cooked through, which usually takes about 8-12 minutes.
With this easy recipe and storage tips, you can savor the unique and delightful flavors of matcha-infused French toast whenever you like. The combination of classic breakfast comfort and a touch of matcha magic is sure to become a favorite at your breakfast table.