Creme Brulee French Toast

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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!

Creme Brulee French Toast with berries on plate

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!

Bruleed french toast batter in a mixing bowl

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.

Creme Bruleed French Toast process pics

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.

topping ideas

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:

I promise any way you serve it, everyone will love it!

Spooning egg mixture over bread slices on sheet pan

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.

Creme Brulee French Toast recipe with berries on plate

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:

Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Creme Brulee French Toast - delicious overnight French Toast recipe that has a tasty caramel coating on one side!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 214 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 loaf Texas Toast
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup half & half
  • dash salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup and mix until smooth.

  2. Pour into a large jelly roll pan and spread around. Place 12 pieces of bread over mixture to cover pan.
  3. 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).
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes.
  5. Turn each piece over and serve warm. ENJOY!

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Creme Brulee French Toast - delicious overnight French Toast recipe that has a tasty caramel coating on one side!

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 love the caramel taste on this French toast! I had never tried making it like this before, but love changing things up! My family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    This is so YUMMY! I had no clue to use older bread so thank you for the tip! it really did soak up all the egg mixture! Delicious

  3. 5 stars
    Im not great at thinking OUTSIDE the box when it comes to cooking so ONE REASON I LOVE YOUR SITE IS BECAUSE of THE DIFFEREnT VARIATIONS YOU MAKE OF The SAme DISH. Thanks for sharing this delicious breakfast!