Soft, fluffy and buttery brioche French toast can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or as a dessert. Serve it with your favorite topping or find inspiration in this post.
To balance the sweetness of this brioche French toast, serve it with fruits. Berries and pomegranate seeds are tasty options, but bananas will also work (in this case it’s better using slightly under-ripe rather than extra sweet ones).
This brioche french toast recipe is easy and quick, but the prep can be done in advance if desired.
What is the difference between brioche French toast and classic French toast?
The difference is in the bread used. Brioche is a sweet bread delicious on its own but even better when topped with butter and jam or hazelnut cocoa spread.
It is buttery and rich and brings the classic French toast to a whole new level.
Any leftovers are perfect for making brioche bread pudding.
How do you make French toast not soggy?
Using a stale bread helps and so does quick dipping in custard mixture. The longer the bread sits in liquid the soggier it gets.
How to make brioche French toast
First, get a wide-bottomed bowl and combine together eggs, cream, vanilla essence, cinnamon and milk. Beat until all ingredients are blended together.
Then all you have to do is dip each slice of brioche in the mixture and cook until golden brown.
What can you use instead of heavy cream for brioche french toast?
Half and half (single cream) is a great substitution.
Topping ideas for brioche French toast
Syrup of your choice – maple, coconut, agave,…
Bacon – if you like the “sweet & savory” combo
Fruits or berries of your choice
A knob of butter
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Roughly chopped nuts of your choice – this might not be your traditional way of enjoying french toast, but it is delicious.
Unsweetened Greek yogurt – yes, another not so traditional French toast topping, but it helps balance the sweetness of the brioche.
Useful tips when making french toast brioche
- Using a griddle will speed up the cooking process as you can cook all of them at the same time. So, if you own one use it!
- This recipe does not call for sugar and here is why: brioche is sweet enough on its own so there is absolutely no need to be adding any sweetener to the egg mixture.
- The perfect substitution for brioche bread is challah.
- This French toast recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, …
More French toast recipes you might like:
- French Toast Sticks – not only for kids, these sticks are perfect for meal prep.
- French Toast Roll Ups – these can be made the night before!
- Croissant French Toast
Brioche French Toast
- In a shallow wide-bottomed bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and milk.
- Melt butter in a large skillet/frying pan (or on a griddle), on medium heat.
- Dip a brioche slice in the egg mixture and transfer to the skillet. Repeat until you have filled skillet (but not over-filled). Cook until golden brown.
- Once the bottom is golden brown, flip the slice over and cook until ready (golden brown), about 3-4 minutes in total.
- Enjoy warm with anything you like!
- Cut them into 1-inch (2.5-centimeter) thick slices. Either fresh or a day (or 2,3) old brioche will work just fine!
- Brioche bread is sweet as is so the egg mixture does not need any sugar whatsoever. Also, when served with honey, maple syrup or another syrup of your choice it will be plenty sweet.
- It’s best to cook the brioche on medium-high heat, but if it is burning, reduce the heat to medium-low.
- More tips can be found in the post above this recipe card.