Chai French Toast Skewers – can be made ahead!

Chai French Toast Skewers – can be made ahead!

Chai French Toast Skewers – can be made ahead!

posted on December 13, 2017 by Rachel Gurk

Full of warm spices, these Chai French Toast Skewers are a fun take on French toast that can even be made ahead! They’re a must-make for your next brunch!

Christmas morning brunch just got an add-on item, because you’re going to want to have these French toast skewers on the menu.

The recipe comes from Lauren Grier’s first cookbook titled Modern Comfort Cooking, and the book is a beauty! Luckily for you, she asked if I wanted to take a sneak peek at the book and share a recipe with you guys, because this one is a winner!

Before landing on this recipe, it was so fun to look through this book that’s full of super unique takes on comfort food classics.

I can’t wait to try these innovative recipes:

Bahn Mi Breakfast Tacos

Lebanese Margherita Lamb Pizza

Seven Layer Greek Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Fried Polenta “Steaks” with Mushroom Gravy

Turkish Burger with Fattoush Lime Slaw

Banana Tiramisu Cake Towers

Champagne Marshmallow Treats

I ultimately decided on these Chai French Toast Skewers for a number of reasons:

Lauren mentions in the description that she’s normally on team savory when it comes to brunch. I’m on the same team, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it was good enough for me too.

Ben sometimes makes French toast for the kids on the weekends and they LOVE it. He makes it with our normal whole grain sandwich bread and for me, French toast is one of those things that just isn’t the same with whole wheat bread. I was ready to buy some good ol’ white bread and go crazy with rich, soft French toast. (As a side note, he also makes them “French Toast Eggs” with the leftover egg/milk/cinnamon mixture and it makes me want to barf but they love it. To each their own…)

I loved Lauren’s tip about how to make these ahead and reheat, and I knew you’d all love that tip too. When it comes to breakfast or brunch recipes, that attribute of a recipe is HUGE and so helpful when you’re trying to get stuff prepped for an early(ish) morning meal.

Chai. French. Toast. Who wouldn’t want that?

I’m happy to say that the recipe did not disappoint! It was easy to make and the warm chai flavors had me going back for just one more piece over and over again. The kids loved this recipe too – we went on a major French toast bender after I found some nut-free Texas toast.

If you’re still rounding out your holiday brunch menus, make sure to add this one to the list!

And don’t forget to check out Lauren’s book (it would make a great gift, especially for the more adventurous cooks/eaters in your life!).

Looking for more French toast and brunch recipes? Try these:

Grilled French Toast Stuffed with Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese

10 Grain Savory Waffles with Cheddar, Dill and Ham

Heirloom Tomato and Polenta Quiche

Puffy Vanilla Bean Peach Pancake

Bacon Cheddar Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Ham, Spinach, and Cheese Egg Boat Recipe

Asparagus Gruyere Tart with Balsamic Glaze

Chai French Toast Skewers

Yield: 4-8 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Full of warm spices, these Chai French Toast Skewers are a fun take on French toast that can even be made ahead! They’re a must-make for your next brunch!

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brewed chai tea
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 slices Texas Toast, or other thickly-sliced white bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided (I used less)
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