Easy Brioche French Toast Recipe

Do you love french toast but want to jazz it up a little? If so, you've come to the right place! As you can tell from the title, this recipe swaps out regular bread if favor of brioche bread, which is known for being buttery and slightly sweet — making the perfect choice for french toast. Trust us, this will takes french toast to a whole new level and change the way that you make it. 

Recipe developer Ting Dalton of Cook Simply came up with this tasty brioche french toast recipe that is sure to be a hit at your next family breakfast or brunch get-together. "This is the ultimate treat for breakfast or brunch and is so simple to make," she raves. "Sweet, fluffy, and eggy, there is a wonderful combination of flavors here — and it works so well with the sharpness of fresh berries. My kids absolutely adore this." Who doesn't love a meal that is great for kids and adults alike?

Gather the ingredients for this brioche french toast

You will need only a few ingredients to whip up this dish. Pick up eggs, whole milk, ground cinnamon, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, butter, a brioche loaf, maple syrup, and fresh berries. "I like to use brioche loaf slices as they can be cut thickly, and they already have a lovely buttery finish," Dalton notes. "If you don't have brioche bread, you can use regular bread, too."

Whisk the eggs and heat the skillet

Take out a baking dish and add the eggs. Whisk the eggs well, then toss the milk, vanilla extract, sugar, and cinnamon. With the second round of ingredients, you will need to whisk again until everything is well-combined.

Then, place a large skillet on your stove and add one tablespoon of butter. Turn the heat to medium.

Coat the french toast

Now, it's time to bust out the brioche bread. Place one slice in the egg mixture and coat both sides well. Once the butter in the skillet starts to foam, you can add the coated piece of brioche bread. You can dip as many pieces of brioche bread that will comfortably fit in the pan.

Flip and continue cooking

You will need to cook each slice of bread for around 3 minutes on the first side before you flip it over to the other side. Once you flip, cook on the other side for an additional 3 minutes.

Place the cooked french toast on a foiled-lined plate to keep it nice and warm while you cook the remaining slices. Be sure to wipe down the skillet with a paper towel before you add butter with each new toast addition.

Serve and enjoy

Once you finish the batch, you can plate and serve as you wish. This brioche french toast is great topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and some fresh berries. "You can use lots of different combinations of toppings if berries aren't your thing," Dalton notes. "Why not try this French toast recipe with bacon strips, or if you haven't got maple syrup, honey would also be a good alternative."

Another bonus about this recipe is that you can stretch the leftovers. "You can keep french toast, providing it's wrapped up properly in the refrigerator for up to three days, and reheat when you want to eat it," Dalton notes. "Or even freeze it for up to three months."

Easy Brioche French Toast Recipe
5 from 19 ratings
Upgrade your french toast with this delicious and easy brioche bread rendition.
Prep Time
Cook Time
brioche french toast on plate
Total time: 25 minutes
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 10 slices brioche loaf
Optional Ingredients
  • maple syrup, for serving
  • fresh berries, for serving
  1. Whisk the eggs in a baking dish, then add the milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sugar. Whisk again until all are combined.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet and place over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, place 1 slice of brioche into the egg mixture and turn to coat both sides.
  4. When the butter has melted and begun to foam, add the brioche to the pan. Add as many pieces of brioche that will comfortably fit in the pan at once — you will likely need to work in batches.
  5. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown and then flip the bread and cook for another 3 minutes on the other side.
  6. Put the french toast on a plate and keep warm with some foil while you continue to cook the other slices.
  7. Repeat the process until all slices are cooked.
  8. Serve immediately with maple syrup and fresh berries.
Calories per Serving 187
Total Fat 8.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 95.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 3.0 g
Sodium 184.8 mg
Protein 6.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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