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French Toast Latte

All the classic flavors of French toast but in a warm latte. This recipe is so simple but an easy way to make your everyday coffee taste like a dessert with little effort. 

I absolutely love French toast. Any kind of French toast, as it reminds me of my childhood. Growing up when I would get hungry my mum would make me the fastest snack to exist. Milk bread or French toast it was so good. I still remember the custard like center of the slice bread and the outer crunch on the sides. 

For me French toast cannot exist without cinnamon and sometime even cinnamon sugar. However as I have grown up, I love adding a little freshly grated nutmeg around the festive season, fresh lemon or orange zest is also a delicious addition. But the basics of egg, milk, sugar and vanilla are good enough for me. 

The latte consists of a French toast syrup (which you can make a larger batch of and store separately. So you can have French toast latte on repeat) that includes vanilla extract, maple syrup, freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg. This is what makes it taste like a French toast latte. We then add Americano (black coffee), milk, lightly whipped cream and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (cause who doesn’t love French toast with ice cream/whipped cream?). The best part has to be topping each latte with a French toast stick. 

How to make the French toast sticks?

I used a loaf of bread that was sliced and sliced it with a bread knife based on my liking of the thickness. I then soaked it in a mixture of egg, milk, maple syrup, vanilla before frying it in butter. The cooking time will depend on the size of the French toast sticks, the freshness of he bread, the amount it has been soaked and the heat of the pan. I like cooking these sticks/little logs for a 1-2 mins on each side on medium heat. Once they are done, roll them in cinnamon sugar while still warm. 

Food Pairing –

This is a sweet drink but it doesn’t mean that you can’t serve it with something savory. It would pair well with the Bakery style chicken puffs, Kale quiche, Cinnamon rolls, croissants, breakfast sandwiches and bagels etc. 

Now that we have covered how to make this French Toast Latte, you can have a look at the recipe video on my socials but let’s get to it. 

If you try this recipe out, don’t forget to share it with me on instagram so I can see how it turned out. I’d love nothing more than to chat with you on your cooking/baking.

French Toast Latte

All the classic flavors of French toast but in a warm latte. This recipe is so simple but an easy way to make your everyday coffee taste like a dessert with little effort.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, High Tea, Syrup
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Spoons
  • Serving glass
  • Ice cream scoop

Ingredients
  

French toast syrup-

  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Maple syrup
  • Good pinch of freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg

Latte-

  • 45 ml Black coffee
  • 30 ml Lightly whipped cream
  • 10 ml Milk

Serve with-

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • French toast stick check notes below

Instructions
 

  • In a glass add the French toast syrup ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Pour over the black coffee, spoon over the whipped cream and pour in the milk.
  • Serve the latte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and French toast sticks (check the notes on how to make this).
  • Ideally once the drink is made it should be served immediately. I prefer serving it warm but you can serve it cold as well.

Notes

  • How to make the French toast sticks?
    I used a loaf of bread that was sliced and sliced it with a bread knife based on my liking of the thickness. You can use regular slice bread but you will get thinner sticks. I then soaked it in a mixture of 1egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla before frying it in butter. This yields 4-5 French toast sticks. The cooking time will depend on the size of the French toast sticks, the freshness of he bread, the amount it has been soaked and the heat of the pan. I like cooking these sticks/little logs for a 1-2 mins on each side on medium heat. Once they are done, roll them in cinnamon sugar while still warm.
  • You can use coffee ice cream or cinnamon ice cream to make this recipe, or you could leave the ice cream out if you want to make it lighter.
  • You can make the latte as strong or milky you like.

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