Delicious Creme Brulee French Toast that has a crisp caramel coating on one side. Everyone loves this tasty, buttery breakfast treat—especially served with buttermilk syrup and fresh berries!
This recipe is perfect for breakfast, and especially for brunches or showers. If you’re serving it at a brunch, it goes great with cream cheese fruit dip, caesar salad cups, and sparkling peach lemonade!
Delicious Brûléed French Toast
Over the years, we’ve adapted and made several varieties, like French Toast Muffins or French Toast Bake, and today is just another recipe we now love. It’s called Creme Brûlée French Toast. I was first introduced to the recipe when I was asked to make it for a bridal shower.
I was excited to try it and was even more excited when it was devoured in seconds. It was a hit at the shower and has now become a hit in our own home.
I think it’s hard not to love this sweet recipe because it has a caramel crusted side that is simply addicting. If you love standard French Toast, you’ll love this recipe too!
How to make Creme Brûlée French Toast
Make your delicious creme brûlée sauce for french toast (it’s like a caramel-y, delicious sauce) in a small pot, by melting butter, brown sugar and corn syrup and mixing until smooth.
Pour this mixture into a large jelly roll pan and spread around. Place 12 pieces of bread over mixture to cover pan.
Mix eggs, half & half, salt and vanilla in a small bowl. Spoon over bread pieces. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least for 3-4 hours).
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn each piece over so the caramelized crust is on the top, and serve warm.
Using stale/dry bread is the best for making French Toast. When using dry bread it really soaks up the egg mixture and the bread will not fall apart. Using soft, thin bread slices results in soggy slices that will fall apart.
This french toast is perfect as is but to make it even better, we love to serve it with berries. Here are some other toppings that would go well with this recipe:
- Sliced Almonds
- Whipped Cream
- Powdered Sugar
- Buttermilk Syrup
- Tart Berries
I promise any way you serve it, everyone will love it!
Can you Freeze Creme Brûlée French Toast? Yes – Make sure to freeze/store individually. Put individual slices in a freezer safe bag. This will help prevent the pieces from sticking together and will make it easier to defrost and heat up to ENJOY.
Can you make Creme Brûlée French Toast in the Crock Pot? Yes – After the chilling process – Remove from refrigerator. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7-8 hours. Make sure to insert a knife in the center and make sure it is done.
Great for Breakfast OR Dinner
This Creme Brûlée french toast recipe is amazing because it has a caramel, crusted side that makes it SO delicious!! It calls for being refrigerated overnight but the last few times I’ve made it, we put in the fridge for a few hours and it still turned out great.
This toast still has the egg-y taste you have with regular french toast but substitute the cinnamon for caramel. As with most french toast recipes, it’s simple to make and is great for breakfast OR dinner!
Add some homemade Buttermilk Syrup (recipe found HERE), and you have a very decadent but amazing breakfast recipe that is sure to knock off everyone’s socks!
For more french toast recipes, check out:
- Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
- French Toast Bake
- French Toast Muffins
- Pound Cake French Toast
Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe
- In a small pot, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a large jelly roll pan and spread around. Place 12 pieces of bread over mixture to cover pan.
- Mix eggs, half & half, salt and vanilla in a small bowl. Spoon over bread pieces. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least for 3-4 hours).
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Turn each piece over and serve warm. ENJOY!