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This brioche French toast recipe makes any morning special! The bread gives a soft, custardy texture to this tasty breakfast.

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Here’s a recipe for when you need special weekend breakfast or brunch: Brioche French Toast! The name alone feels luxurious, and trust us: it’s just as good as it sounds. This type of bread gives a velvet, custardy texture to the popular breakfast. Top it with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup, and it makes any morning special! This one is pretty hard to resist (and our pile of toast quickly disappeared over here!).

Ingredients for brioche French toast

Brioche is a French style of bread made with an enriched dough. The addition of eggs, milk, sugar and butter to the dough makes the bread light and fluffy and gives it a signature yellow color. This type of bread is ideal for French toast because the fluffy makes for lusciously custardy slices. It’s perfect if you love soft French toast (for a similarly custardy texture with some chew, try using challah bread, another enriched dough).

The method is similar to all French toast recipes. Coat the bread in a mixture of eggs, milk and sugar, and fry it until golden brown. Here’s what you’ll need for brioche French toast:

  • Brioche bread
  • Milk (whole or 2%)
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Butter
Brioche French toast

Where to find brioche bread

If you haven’t shopped for brioche bread before, don’t worry: there’s no need to make it homemade. Store-bought versions are available at most major grocery stores in the bread section. Many purchased brioche loaves comes pre-sliced, but you can also find whole or braided loaves.

Tips for making brioche French toast

Got your brioche and ready to go? Here’s how to make brioche French toast:

  • Whisk the egg mixture. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet or griddle. Most skillets or griddles can fit 4 pieces at once (or, use a very large griddle that fits 8).
  • Cook until each side is golden brown. The exact timing will depend on the heat and the type of pan.
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Topping ideas

To us, the perfect brioche French toast topping is simple: just a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. But if you’re entertaining to impress at a special breakfast or brunch, add a few more toppings to take it over the top! Here are a few ideas:

The combinations are endless! Think whipped cream, strawberries, pistachios, and honey, or pears, maple syrup and hazelnuts.

Brioche French Toast

More French toast recipes

Love to make French toast? There are endless variations on the theme. Here are a few ideas:

This brioche French toast recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces 1x
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This brioche French toast recipe makes any morning special! The bread gives a soft, custardy texture to this tasty breakfast.


Ingredients

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  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk (whole or 2%*)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 slices brioche bread (cut 3/4” thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for cooking

Instructions

  1. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and kosher salt.
  2. Preheat a griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Soak each side of 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture until it becomes saturated, about 15 seconds per side.
  3. Place the bread on the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned.
  4. Repeat with the remaining butter and 4 slices bread. Serve immediately with maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar (or toss both sides in cinnamon sugar, following the instructions in Cinnamon French Toast).
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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