Brioche French Toast | FoodByMaria Recipes

Breakfast

Brioche French Toast

Last Updated:
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
Brioche french toast on a plate

Prep

5 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

4 (2 slices per person)

This easy breakfast recipe for brioche French toast is my spin on classic French toast that you can make again and again.

Is there anything more delicious than classic brioche French toast with fresh fruit and sweet maple syrup on top? I love a good sweet breakfast every now and then, and this brioche French toast recipe is my spin on a classic breakfast you’ll love.

Brioche french toast on a plate

Why you’ll love this brioche French toast:

  • Quick: Make this brioche French toast in 30 minutes
  • Versatile: Add on your own toppings or spreads to make this recipe your own
  • Comforting: This nostalgic recipe will transport you to simpler times

Ingredient Notes:

Brioche: French in origin and made with lots of eggs and butter to give it a rich and tender crumb. It makes for the perfect bread for French toast.

Spices: To give your bread the delicious flavor you want in French toast, I add some cinnamon and nutmeg.

Brioche french toast on a plate

How to make brioche French toast:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250F and set aside a baking sheet.
  2. In a large shallow bowl whisk together milk, eggs,cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  3. In a medium-sized, non-stick frying pan heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat.
  4. Quickly dip slices of bread into the egg mixture until well coated and add it to the frying pan (should be able to cook 2 at a time). **Pro tip: Make sure you don’t over-soak the bread. Fully submerge it in the batter for only a a second or two and let any excess drip off before cooking.**
  5. Cook one side for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown, sprinkle 1 tsp brown sugar on each slice (if desired) and then flip to cook the second side. Cook a few more minutes on the second side until golden brown and then remove to a sheet pan.
  6. Place cooked slices of french toast on the sheet pan and keep warm in the preheated oven while you cook the rest of the slices, adding butter to the pan as needed. You may need to turn the heat down to medium-low as the brown sugar can burn easily.
  7. Serve warm topped with maple syrup and butter and fresh berries if desired.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is the difference between brioche French toast and regular French toast? The only difference is the type of bread used. Brioche makes for a fantastic French toast but you can really make French toast with whatever bread you have on hand.

How do you make French toast brioche not soggy? The key is to make sure you don’t soak the bread for too long in the custard and cook it immediately.

What type of bread is best for French toast? Brioche, French baguette and challah are the most popular.

Is brioche good for toast? Yes! You can even enjoy it without toasting it at all because it’s that good.

Brioche french toast on a plate

Other recipes you’ll love:

For more eBooks:

If you want more deliciousness at the click of your finger, be sure to check out FoodByMaria’s Newest Mini Cookbooks. Limited time offer of 3 for $20USD.

For more Greek Recipes:

If you want more Greek Recipes, check out our Free Greek Recipe Mini Cookbook!  We also have an incredible APP for you to access at all times (yes, online and offline) all our recipes with a click of your finger – check it out here.

For more amazing recipes:

Loved this recipe? Good! We can give you access to Maria’s most famous recipes, check out our Top Ten Recipes Mini Cookbook! We also have an incredible APP for you to access at all times (yes, online and offline) all our recipes with a click of your finger – check in out here

Brioche french toast on a plate

Brioche French Toast

No ratings yet
This easy breakfast recipe for brioche French toast is my spin on classic French toast that you can make again and again.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4 (2 slices per person)
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices brioche bread (about 3/4 inch slices)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • butter for the pan
  • maple syrup, butter and berries for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250F and set aside a baking sheet.
  • In a large shallow bowl whisk together milk, eggs,cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium-sized, non-stick frying pan heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat.
  • Quickly dip slices of bread into the egg mixture until well coated and add it to the frying pan (should be able to cook 2 at a time). **Pro tip: Make sure you don’t over-soak the bread. Fully submerge it in the batter for only a a second or two and let any excess drip off before cooking.**
  • Cook one side for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown, sprinkle 1 tsp brown sugar on each slice (if desired) and then flip to cook the second side. Cook a few more minutes on the second side until golden brown and then remove to a sheet pan.
  • Place cooked slices of french toast on the sheet pan and keep warm in the preheated oven while you cook the rest of the slices, adding butter to the pan as needed. You may need to turn the heat down to medium-low as the brown sugar can burn easily.
  • Serve warm topped with maple syrup and butter and fresh berries if desired.

Video

Notes

  • If you can’t find brioche bread, a fresh white bread, thickly sliced would also work.
  • Try delicious seasonal french toast toppings like a variety of berries or peaches in the Spring and Summer or try apples, pears or citrus in the Fall and Winter months.
  • Oat milk works as a good regular milk substitute.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 201.6mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 6.9g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!

Post A Comment

Recipe Rating




Share to...