Brioche French Toast [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 10 reviews

Brioche French Toast is buttery made with brioche bread, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, and cream. It is the best and easiest French toast recipe you can make at home. Perfect for breakfast during any day of the week, especially when served with some butter and maple syrup.

We love making French toast and using the Brioche bread instead of regular bread, this recipe is guaranteed to win you over. This is the best French toast recipe you can get! I used Homemade Brioche Bread which I proudly cooked during this week. However, the store-bought version works perfectly here and is just as delicious. We also have Chocolate Chip Banana Bread as another great sweet breakfast option.

Image of homemade brioche French toasts topped with butter and sliced strawberry.

Easy Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast is hands down one of my top favorite sweet breakfast dishes to make. The French toast is super easy to make, and thanks to the brioche bread, it tastes incredibly good. The Brioche French Toast is dipped in a homemade batter and cooked to golden brown perfection. As a result, the toast is puffy and incredibly delicious.

For best results, you want to use firm bread, one that can stand up to a good soak in egg and cream. However, the bread shouldn’t be too firm, because frying it will make it extra tough. So you want to avoid that. We slice the bread and then dip it in simple cinnamon and nutmeg scented batter before frying. We finish it off with some butter and maple syrup. Similarly, you can serve the toast with fresh berries, honey or whipped cream.

WHAT IS BRIOCHE?

Brioche is a classic French bread that is made of flour, yeast, with high egg and butter content. Brioche can be shaped in a variety of forms, such as a rectangular loaf, round boule, or in its most recognizable form a fluted muffin like a roll.

IS BRIOCHE BREAD SWEET?

In its traditional form, the Brioche Bread is usually on the sweeter side. Due to high butter and egg content, the bread is very soft and very fine. It also has a golden color after baking, and in some ways, it resembles texture-wise the Italian panettone a bit.

Homemade brioche French toast photo

What is the best bread for French Toast?

We love Brioche Bread, and for this reason, we think it is the ultimate bread for the perfect French toast. It is an ideal bread to use, because it is rich, buttery, fluffy, which is perfect for most amazing French toast. Similarly, we love Challah bread.

Both types are buttery and on the sweeter side, that makes them a nice foundation for the French toast. When buying the bread from the store, make sure to cut it thicker (3/4″ to 1″ thick slices). This way it will be sturdy enough to withstand being dipped into a batter.

How do you stale bread for French toast?

If you have fresh bread on hand and want to stale it quickly, I recommend you slice the bread and bake in the oven on a wire rack for about 8 minutes each side at 300 F. This prevents excess moisture in the bread while keeping the bread’s flavor.

How to make a custard batter for Brioche French Toast?

The Brioche French Toast batter is made with eggs, cream or milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, ground nutmeg, and cinnamon (optional). The secret is to whip the custard well together, so the eggs are completely mixed into the cream.  You can use a bowl with a whisk, a fork, or the entire mixture can be whipped in a blender. For a sweeter taste, adjust the sugar accordingly.

What are the best toppings to use for Brioche French Toast?

For topping the Brioche French Toast we love to use butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. Similarly, great toppings will be fresh berries, honey, a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream, sprinkles, caramel, Nutella, or sliced banana.

What to Serve with Brioche French Toast?

This delicious toast is a great option on its own for breakfast. However, if you want to indulge yourself with a full breakfast spread, you can pair it with some bacon, sausage, fried eggs, roasted potatoes, or a fruit salad.

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Brioche French Toast

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 slices
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins

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Calories: 214 Carbohydrates: 12 Protein: 3 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 9 Cholesterol: 99 Sodium: 108 Potassium: 37 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 710 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 32 Iron: 0.3
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Liz Mays

This is such a delicious idea. I'd love to try working with brioche in a number of recipes!

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Trina

This looks delicious! My family LOVES French Toast, my kids ask for it at every meal so I will have to give this recipe a try.

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Amy

This looks so good! I am going bread free for the time being, but once I am back, this is on my to-make list!!!

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Kathy

This looks amazing! French toast is one of my favorites. I'm always looking for new recipes too. I'll be saving this one so I can make it later.

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Sherry

I haven't had French toast in ages. This looks so delicious I can almost taste it. I can see this being made this weekend.

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Emily

This looks amazing! I love brioche on everything, but I've never personally baked with it before. The best french toast I've ever had was with brioche so I'm going to have to recreate this! Yum!

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krystal

Yes, please! I don't make French Toast often enough. It is such a hearty breakfast!

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Claudia Krusch

It looks soooo good! I can't wait to try it this weekend!

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Jennifer

This has my name all over it! I love french toast. Those fresh fruits would go great in each bite.

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Ashley

I've had brioche french toast before and it was amazing. It's the only way to eat it now. So good!

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Lisa Joy Thompson

This looks absolutely delicious! Bread gets stale super quickly in Arizona, so I need to keep this in mind! Making it with brioche makes it sounds even more fabulous!!!

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Krystel | Travel on a Budget

Can I come eat at your house? Lol this looks so good 

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Amanda E Hayes

I made this for my picky family and everyone loved it. They were even reheating the leftovers (and that rarely happens). My family loved that it wasn't too "eggy". They said it tasted like the holidays.

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Hi Amanda, yes this is such a great recipe, perfect for the holiday for sure!) Glad you and your family loved it! thanks!

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Nikita

Best French toast I have ever made! Thank you!

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Thanks for your review! Glad you loved it!

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Teresa

New Years Day breakfast perfection! I added another egg an a splash of milk to stretch it, but otherwise followed. My first foray into fancy French Toast- I’m hooked!

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Happy New Year :)

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Melyy

This was the 1st time I have ever made French toast and it was delicious. No more diner for me. My family and friends also loved it. They said it was a 9/10 but I thought it was a 10/10. Thank you for sharing. Will be doing this again.

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Thank you Melyy for your feedback. This is also one of our favorite bread, we make it quite often)) Glad you loved it!

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Slept in so late breakfast it is! #itsbrunchtime

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Hannah

I always want French toast to taste like this! This recipe is amazing. Everyone I made this for is also in love with this recipe. I never need to order French toast from a restaurant or try another recipe! Thank you.

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Definitely my favorite way to eat french toast happy that you enjoyed it too!

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