Brioche French Toast: Become the star of brunch with this Brioche French Toast. Simple ingredients and just a few minutes yield a sweet, buttery breakfast main dish everyone will love.
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Brioche French Toast
Who all agrees that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? When starting your day you want to do it right and I’m pretty sure there is no other way to do it than with this French toast.
First, it’s really simple to make. We’re talking 15 minutes max which even makes this a contender for school mornings, or even on the weekends when you want to make breakfast, but don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen!
Second, the ingredients couldn’t get easier. I’m even betting you have everything in your house already except for the brioche bread. Brioche may seem fancy but it’s surprisingly easy to find.
I did a little grocery store research so I could report back to you and I was able to find brioche bread at Target, Wal-Mart (get it with Walmart Grocery Pickup) and Trader Joe’s so you shouldn’t have a problem grabbing a loaf.
Side note from Jessica: Thanks to one of our blog readers, I heard that Aldi actually has a chocolate chip brioche that’s fantabulous for french toast too!
What is Brioche French Toast?
Brioche French Toast is a french toast recipe made using brioche bread. Brioche is a French bread that contains lots of eggs and butter. Good start right?
Because of the higher amount of those ingredients, the bread is much richer, softer and more tender than your average loaf.
It’s often braided and has a dark golden sheen. If you’ve never had it before, you need it in your life. Using brioche to make this French toast added a whole new level of buttery, rich goodness.
I’ll never make French toast with any other bread again. That’s how epic brioche is in this recipe.
How to Make the BEST Brioche French Toast Recipe
Start off by preheating your griddle or a big skillet over medium heat.
That way it’s hot and ready to go when you’re done with the super quick process of dipping the French toast.
Now that you have your griddle heating up, it’s time to assemble the French toast.
Egg Wash for Dipping
It’s time to make the egg wash that the brioche French toast will soak up.
I like to use a pie plate or cake pan for this step. Because they are shallow, there’s a lot of surface for dipping and it just makes the process easier.
Crack the eggs in your pie plate and whisk them up with a fork. Once the eggs are uniformly yellow, add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt and whisk again. (Jessica SWEARS by this whisk for making french toast batter and everything else “whisking”!)
Dip Brioche into Egg Wash
Add the sliced brioche to the egg wash, let it soak for two seconds then flip and let it soak again.
As the French toast is ready, add it to your hot, buttered griddle or skillet to cook in batches.
Cook for a few minutes per side, until golden, and breakfast is served.
French Toast Topping Ideas
There are so many ways you can serve this Brioche French Toast. If you like to keep things classic, go with maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar.
If you want to get a little fancy, add whipped cream, fruit or even chocolate chips as topping options.
You could even set it up as a little bar situation with a line up of options for your family or guests to mix and match as they please if you’re hosting a breakfast or brunch and need party ideas!
Serve this Brioche French Toast with some eggs and a delicious, healthy smoothie to round things out. You’ll quickly become the go-to home for Saturday brunch.
No one said you can’t have a recipe that’s considered “dessert” for breakfast, have they? Here are our favorite desserts for breakfast, that you’ll also love:
Brioche French Toast
- Griddle or large skillet
- 1 14 oz. loaf brioche bread
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of kosher salt
- butter, for cooking
- Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, add eggs to a pie plate, cake pan or shallow bowl. Whisk well with a fork. Add milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and whisk again.
- Dip brioche bread in the egg mixture. Let soak for 2 seconds per side. Spread the hot griddle with butter then add dipped brioche. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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