Amongst breakfast perennial favourites pancakes and waffles, I think French toast often gets overlooked.
But I love French toast.
WHAT IS FRENCH TOAST?
French toast is sliced bread dipped in a custard mixture of beaten eggs and milk.
It can be sweet or savoury.
Sweetened versions of French toast have flavours such as cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar added to the eggs and milk.
The slices of egg-coated bread are then pan-fried in a little butter or oil.
I’ve taken my childhood weekend breakfast favourite and added earthy matcha to the batter, giving the French toast a more grown-up flavour.
Matcha French Toast. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it?
INGREDIENTS IN MATCHA FRENCH TOAST
- bread: thick sliced/Texas-style. Using day-old bread helps to ensure that bread won’t absorb too much liquid and become soggy. But it’s OK to use fresh bread. Just be careful not to soak the bread too long in the egg mixture.
- egg: is the base of the custard mixture for the bread
- milk: you can use whole milk, or any dairy-free alternative
- granulated sugar: adds a little sweetness to the egg mixture; you can use any sweetener you like
- vanilla extract: use a pure vanilla extract
- matcha: sifted, use a high quality matcha powder for the best flavour
- powdered/icing sugar: optional, for sprinkling over top of the French toast
HOW TO MAKE MATCHA FRENCH TOAST
Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat.
In a bowl, whisk together egg, oil milk, sugar, vanilla, and sifted matcha.
Dip the bread into the egg-custard mixture, and place into the pan, cover with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Flip the bread and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, berries and powdered sugar.
OTHER MATCHA RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE
If you’re looking for more matcha breakfast ideas, try:
This is an easy recipe for Matcha French Toast that you can make for an elevated breakfast any day of the week.
If you make the recipe, I’d love to see it! Tag me @siftandsimmer on Instagram or leave a comment/rating below!
Matcha French Toast
- 2 thick-cut sliced bread day old is best
- 1 large egg
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- ¼ C whole milk or non-dairy milk
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ Tbsp matcha
- ½ tsp oil or butter for greasing pan
- powdered sugar optional
- In a medium bowl, lightly whisk together egg, oil, and milk. Add in sugar, vanilla extract and matcha. Whisk until everything is combined.
- Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and repeat with both sides. Press firmly on the bread to ensure it soaks up the mixture.
- Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Lightly grease with oil (or butter).
- Place the coated bread into the frying pan and cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes (depending on how thick your bread is). Cover with a lid. Remove the lid and flip the bread. Cover and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat with the remaining bread.
- Serve with powdered sugar dusted on top, and/or maple syrup and berries.