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Brioche French Toast

The Brioche French Toast is the perfect breakfast recipe! It’s so flavorful, thick and absolutely delicious. The brioche bread makes all the difference! Everyone one will rave over this one!

A SWEET AND THICK FRENCH TOAST

Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and as someone who adores breakfast any time of day – I endorse that message! Whether it be cereal, eggs, bacon, yogurt or this delicious Brioche French Toast. We absolutely love French toast in this house and we make it not just for breakfast but for brunch and dinner too. This recipe is one of my family’s most requested meals. I promise this Brioche French Toast recipe is easy to throw together and even quicker to eat!

Stacked Brioche French Toast on white plate topped with strawberries and syrup.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST:

  • Brioche bread used to be a little harder to find in grocery stores. Now, because of its popularity, brioche is carried in most supermarkets. I can usually find it in the bakery section of my grocery store. Some come pre-sliced and some are whole. Either will work here. It’s easy to slice up!
  • If you really want to go all out, try making your own HOMEMADE BRIOCHE.
  • This recipe also works with Challah, French bread, white bread, and Texas toast. I find that 1 to 1½-inch thick slices work best. The thicker bread holds up better to the batter.
  • A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg can also be added to the egg mixture, if desired.
  • You can double this recipe if you are making for more people or having a large brunch or breakfast gathering. You can make a bunch and put it into the warming drawer of your oven.
  • A fuller fat milk can be substituted for the half and half. I don’t recommend skim milk. Vanilla flavored coffee creamer would also work great! I am sure this would work with milk substitutes as well but I haven’t tested those.
Stacked Brioche French Toast with syrup being poured over it on white plat with fruit Pinterest image.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • brioche bread
  • eggs
  • egg yolk
  • half & half
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
Ingredients needed: brioche bread, eggs, egg yolk, half & half, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.

HOW TO MAKE BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST:

Preheat a griddle to 275°F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, crack two eggs and one egg yolk and whisk until beaten. Add the half and half, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and whisk until fully incorporated with the eggs. Place a slice of brioche face down in the bowl.

Bread being dipped in French toast mixture.

Then flip, covering both sides of the bread with the egg mixture. Place the brioche on your preheated griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and repeat on the other side.

Bread fully dipped in French toast mixture.

Remove from the griddle and serve warm with syrup, fruit, powdered sugar, or your favorite topping.

Fork holding some of the French toast with stack of them in background.

HOW TO STORE:

  • If you have leftovers of this Brioche French Toast recipe you can store it in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the refrigerator for one day. After that it get to0 mushy.
  • You can also freeze leftovers. Place your leftover cooled slices on a baking tray and freeze in the freezer for about an hour then store in an airtight freezer bag. This should last up to 3 months.
  • To defrost: remove to the refrigerator to thaw. To reheat: place back in the a pan to warm it up or in the toaster for a quick toast or in the oven at a low setting.

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Brioche French Toast

The Brioche French Toast is the perfect breakfast recipe! It's so flavorful, thick and absolutely delicious. The brioche bread makes all the difference! Everyone one will rave over this one!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce loaf brioche bread, thickly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • cup half & half
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • butter, maple syrup and/or fruit, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat a griddle to 275°F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, crack two eggs and one egg yolk and whisk until beaten.
  • Add the half and half, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and whisk until fully incorporated with the eggs.
  • Place a slice of brioche face down in the bowl, then flip, covering both sides of the bread with the egg mixture.
  • Place the brioche on your preheated griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and repeat on the other side.
  • Remove from the griddle and serve warm with syrup, fruit, powdered sugar, or your favorite topping.

Notes

  • Most store-bought brioche loaves have about 8 slices in them, so a serving is 2 slices per person.
  • Brioche bread used to be a little harder to find in grocery stores. Now, because of its popularity, brioche is carried in most supermarkets. I can usually find it in the bakery section of my grocery store. Some come pre-sliced and some are whole. Either will work here. It’s easy to slice up!
  • This recipe also works with Challah bread, French bread, white bread, and Texas toast. I find that 1 to 1½-inch thick slices work best. The thicker bread holds up better to the batter. 
  • A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg can also be added to the egg mixture, if desired.
  • You can double this recipe if you are making for more people or having a large brunch or breakfast gathering. You can make a bunch and put it into the warming drawer of your oven. 
  • A fuller fat milk can be substituted for the half and half. I don’t recommend skim milk. Vanilla flavored coffee creamer would also work great! I am sure this would work with milk substitutes as well but I haven’t tested those. 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Sodium: 641mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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