Baileys and Black Tea French Toast

Baileys and Black Tea French Toast

Baileys and Black Tea French Toast – crispy and soft, this vegan French toast is richly steeped in black tea and Irish cream, making this a brunch – ready toast!


I have told you about the time we were able to get almost the whole first class cabin of a flight to change their drink order to Baileys and coffee. Baileys and coffee was also a standard mid morning indulgence when we were snowed in for three weeks a few years back. We’d go on walks in the snow, come back home, start a fire and enjoy a coffee.

I have a new favorite Baileys drink!

Baileys and black tea.

Baileys and Black Tea

Served in the ceramic version of my favorite New York deli cup. Everything tastes better in the New York deli cup.

Very easy, really. Not even a recipe.

I brewed my favorite black tea. I added a couple shots of my homemade Baileys to it.

Mmm, this is my newest obsession. I may have to wait until Saturday to enjoy this as a Valentines breakfast… and I’ll have to wait until my nursing shift is over, but we will have this with breakfast.

We will also have french toast.

New York Deli Cup


You can just go ahead and make an extra cup of Baileys and tea, then use part of it for the french toast batter. Then, you know, enjoy the rest. Cheers!

Baileys and Black Tea French Toast

Baileys and Black Tea French Toast

dairy, egg and gluten free, vegan

makes six pieces

1/2 container (6 ounces) silken tofu
2 shots Baileys Irish Cream*
1/3 cup steeped black tea
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla
6 pieces your favorite gluten free bread 

*substitute Baileys (and tea) for your choice of milk – I have made this with coconut milk

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Thin with more liquid as necessary (silken tofu varies in consistency). Pour into shallow bowl, dip bread pieces into batter and cook on a griddle over medium heat, a minute or two on each side, until cooked through and golden.

Serve with coconut spread (or butter), maple syrup and fresh fruit. Earth Balance coconut spread melts just like butter, and is so tasty good.

Baileys and Black Tea French Toast

Being mainly gluten free and vegan, I used to think french toast was just not going to be. Oh how I love french toast – and it’s one thing that reminds me of great breakfasts shared with Grandpa Z.

I can once again make french toast – this is as good as any I’ve ever had. Great for a Valentines, or the Saturday following…

Happy Valentines Day!



  1. says

    Oh man, I LOVE the Bailey’s and black tea idea. I’m all about booze in hot beverages. And I happen to have homemade Bailey’s. This might be Valentine’s Day lunch. Ha.

  2. Natasha says

    Morning Beauty – Happy belated Valentines Day…thank you for your note – it meant so much. Many thoughts and prayers to Jason too…
    Hey – Nurse Betty! :) How is your Daddy? I know the chemo route is not an easy one. My heart is pensive for your Papa…as long as you help him with some good nutrition on the side, and shower him with lovin’s…he will be drawing dinosaurs in no time ( I loved that picture!).
    Your package is enroute with my fiance Rob – he is so kindly sending it off from his office this am….can’t wait for you to get it!
    Chin up Buttercup – and FYI – I am going to make your Baileys this weekend! I needs me some whiskey! 😉
    <3 Natasha

    • spabettie says

      hi sweetie!

      Dad is so far, so good… okay, anyway. Today is day 2 on chemo, and his is a pretty aggressive plan. He is not hungry so we’re feeding him his canned nutrition via his stomach tube… I am SO glad we have that option, so he continues to get nutrients when he is not hungry. Dad is a strong ol’ dinosaur, so I’m hoping he can handle it fairly well.

      yeeee! looking forward to the package. VERY much so. you are the sweetest.

      and GOOD. I hope you enjoy the Baileys. hope you’re having a good Friday, feeling good and happy, all that. XXO!

  3. Katrina says

    this is very great. first I thought wasn’t going to work, it takes a while to cook and is almost fluffy? it did work, however, and is very very great.

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      hi Ally, most often I buy loaves from our local gluten free bakery (New Cascadia Traditional); right now my favorite store bought brand of gluten free bread is Franz – they have two or three flavors, a multigrain, a white, and a raisin I believe. delicious and VERY soft, has the attributes of a “regular” slice of bread!


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