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Masala chai french toast

Masala Chai French Toast

Spice up breakfast time with this sweet, chai-based take on classic French toast.


November 09, 2021


Rishi Tea




  • 8x8" pan prepared cornbread* (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 oz Rishi Masala or Chaga Chai Concentrate
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • pinch salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided

*Slice cornbread into 12 even “bricks”, roughly 2″ x 2.5″ each, depending on size of pan. Leave overnight, uncovered.


  1. In a medium mixing bowl or blender, whip eggs, chai concentrate, heavy cream and salt; transfer to a shallow dish or pie pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Dip cornbread into egg mixture, allowing each side to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  4. Transfer soaked bricks to a cooling rack set over a sheet pan to rest.
  5. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat.
  6. Arrange 6 bricks in a single layer in the pan and cook, while turning as needed, until golden brown on all sides.
  7. Remove from pan; reserve warm in oven for 5 minutes. Cook remaining bricks.
  8. Serve with Chai Maple Syrup.

Chai Maple Syrup

  • 12 oz Rishi Masala or Chaga Chai Concentrate
  • 4 oz  pure maple syrup

Add chai concentrate to a small nonstick saucepan set over medium-low heat. Simmer gently to reduce liquid by 75%, yielding approximately 3 ounces; pass through fine strainer. Combine with maple syrup.