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Gluten Free French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter

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Hold the phone and clear your morning schedule because you’re going to want to give French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter the attention it deserves. Perfectly cubed bites of gluten-free baguette soaked in a delectable mixture of oat milk, spices, and vanilla are baked to golden-brown. Then comes the pièce de résistance: a slathering of homemade Orange Ginger Butter. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or someone who simply appreciates a hearty, delicious breakfast, this recipe is a game-changer.

It’s sweet but not overwhelmingly so, with the flavors of orange, ginger, and spices mingling in a delectable dance. Suitable for a weekend brunch, special occasions, or just because it’s Tuesday, these French Toast Bites are flexible, fun, mouth-wateringly delicious. The butter elevates the dish into something truly special, but don’t just take my word for it—try it for yourself!

Why You’ll Love French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter

  • Effortless to Make: Don’t be fooled by the decadent taste; this dish is extremely easy to whip up. It’s practically foolproof, making it perfect for both cooking novices and seasoned chefs alike.
  • Unique Flavor Profile: The blend of orange zest and ginger in the butter introduces a zesty, aromatic twist to the traditional French toast. Each bite is a little surprise of flavor that you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Gluten-Free: Whether you’re gluten-intolerant or just looking to cut back, this dish accommodates without sacrificing texture or flavor. Gluten-free baguettes work wonderfully!
  • Perfect for Meal Prepping: With minimal prep and cooking time, this dish can easily be made in advance and stored, making your weekday mornings a breeze.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: It’s a guaranteed hit at any brunch or breakfast gathering. Whether you’re feeding your family or impressing your friends, these bites and their accompanying butter are a universal favorite.

What You Need To Make This Dish

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients You Need

  • Gluten-free baguettes
  • Eggs
  • Oat milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Honey (for drizzling)

For Orange Ginger Butter

  • Butter (room temperature)
  • Orange zest
  • Date syrup
  • Ginger powder
  • Honey

How To Make French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, oat milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
  4. Mix the ingredients well.
  5. Add in the cubed gluten-free baguettes.
  6. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop, place the soaked bread cubes onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the bites are slightly golden brown and the bottoms are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and drizzle honey over the top.

For Orange Ginger Butter

  1. In a separate bowl, mix together room-temperature butter, orange zest, date syrup, ginger powder, and honey.
  2. Serve the butter alongside the French Toast Bites for dipping.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I Use Regular Milk Instead of Oat Milk?

Oat milk is recommended for its unique flavor and because it makes the recipe more inclusive for those avoiding dairy. However, you can use regular milk if that’s what you have on hand.

What Size Should The Baguette Cubes Be?

The ideal size is up to you, but generally, 1-inch cubes work well for bite-sized enjoyment.

Can I Make the Butter Ahead of Time?

Absolutely, the Orange Ginger Butter can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Just make sure to let it come to room temperature before serving.

What’s the Best Way to Store Leftovers?

If you somehow resist eating them all, store the leftover French Toast Bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter

Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Rest: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 351kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 gluten free baguettes cut into cubes.
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

Ingredients for French Toast

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Add the eggs, oat milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg into a bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Mix in the cubed bread.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Then scoop out with an ice cream scoop (I used a 2″ scoop) onto the pan.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • The bottom will be golden brown.
  • Remove, drizzle honey on top and serve with butter for dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Orange Ginger Butter

  • 5 tbsp butter, room temp, I used a dairy free butter
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp date syrup
  • 1/8 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve with the French toast bites.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 4mg
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There’s a lot to love about these French Toast Bites with Orange Ginger Butter, and it’s not just the incredible flavor that bursts forth from every bite. It’s also the convenience factor. You can prep ahead, and they reheat beautifully, meaning you can extend your gourmet breakfast experience throughout the week. And let’s not forget the sheer joy of enjoying something that tastes so divine, yet is so simple to prepare. It’s not just a recipe; it’s practically a lifestyle upgrade. Trust me, one bite and you’ll wonder how you ever breakfasted without it. Enjoy your culinary journey into the delightful world of French Toast Bites, and bon appétit!

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