Brioche French Toast

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Thick and fluffy brioche french toast topped with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and berries! The best breakfast for all occasions.

If you like classic french toast, you’ll LOVE this recipe. Serve this recipe with some scrambled eggs and breakfast sausage for a complete breakfast!

Brioche french toast topped with powdered sugar and berries

Brioche for the Win!

Is there anything better than french toast for breakfast?

And BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST tops it all. We love the thick bread and crispy crust that comes with a loaf of brioche bread. It’s one of our favorite breads to use for french toast. Brioche bread doesn’t get soggy and has the best texture after it’s cooked.

My kids are always craving french toast for breakfast. Especially on slow weekend mornings. We love to top ours with seasonal berries, powdered sugar and a little maple syrup. That sounds so delicious right now! Maybe I’ll make french toast for dinner tonight…we love doing breakfast for dinner every once in a while.

Brioche bread french toast cooking on a skillet

How to Make Brioche French Toast

PREP. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk together. Place a skillet over medium heat and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter. As the butter is melting, dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture.

COOK. Depending on how large your skillet is, place 1-3 slices of toast onto the skillet to cook. Cook each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add more butter as needed.

BAKE. Place the toast slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed. Serve warm with berries and syrup!

Recipe Tips:

  • Wet soggy bread could indicate you used too much dairy/milk
  • For a creamier mixture, use whole milk
  • Be sure to cut your bread in ¾-1 inch slices
  • Be sure to  mix the egg in thoroughly otherwise you could get egg white spots on your finished toast
  • Challah, or a Pullman loaf are great substitutes for Brioche
  • Be sure to use medium heat: too high, and the sugar in the mixture will scorch. Too low, and the bread will get too dried throughout

Brioche bread french toast

STORING + TOPPINGS

Storage: Leftover french toast can be stored in a Ziploc in the fridge for 1-2 days. You can also freeze for up to 2 months. Be sure to separate the layers with parchment paper. Reheat in the microwave, stove top, or toaster. 

Keeping French Toast Warm: Preheat the oven to 200°F Place the cooked toast, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, in the oven. The toast can keep for about 30 minutes before it begins to dry out.

Toppings: Aside from the traditional maple syrup. You can use:

Close up of brioche french toast recipe with berries and powdered sugar

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Brioche French Toast Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Thick and fluffy brioche french toast topped with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and berries! The best breakfast for all occasions.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp butter divided, or more as needed
  • 6 slices dry brioche bread 1 inch thick slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F or 175°C.

  2. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk together.

  3. Place a skillet over medium heat and add 1 1/2 tsp butter. As the butter is melting dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture. Depending on how large your skillet is place 1-3 slices of toast into the skillet to cook. Cook each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add more butter as needed.

  4. Place the toast slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until puffed.

  5. Recipe Note: If the brioche bread is fresh, then leave it out overnight in order to dry it out a bit.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I can’t tell you enough, how much we love this french toast!! I would take french toast over pancakes any day. This french toast is super soft!