French Toast...
with Allspice

Hold on, isn't allspice just a mix nutmeg and cinnamon?


From the Spicery app: Despite the common myth that it is a mix of other spices, allspice is the dried fruit of the Pimenta Dioica plant. Allspice is also known as pimento.

Allspices does have a flavor similar to cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and makes a great substitute for those spices. Which brings us to this tasty recipe..

This simple recipe adds a more "adult" spin on one of my kids' favorite breakfasts which I typically make with cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon. As a replacement to cinnamon, allspice brings a more savory taste to a dish so in this case it's balanced with some brown sugar (or any sweetener you choose).

Let's make it!


  • 4 slices thick cut bread

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 tbsp allspice*

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp butter

*For a more mellow savory flavor, try 1/2 tbsp allspice + 1/2 tbsp cinnamon


Beat the eggs together in a shallow bowl. Add milk, allspice, and brown sugar to the eggs and mix thoroughly.

Heat a pan or griddle to med-high, melt the butter, and coat the pan with the melted butter.

Dip the bread into the egg mixture and allow the bread to soak it up for a few seconds. Flip the bread if needed to completely coat it with egg.

Put the coated bread onto the heated pan and allow it to brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side).

Serve with butter and a dusting of powdered sugar or maple syrup