Brioche French Toast Recipe

Sure, we've all heard of having breakfast for dinner as an occasional fun change-up to the routine, but what about having ... dessert for breakfast? That's almost the case with this delicious brioche French toast recipe courtesy of chef and recipe developer Susan Olayinka of The Flexible Fridge. "These are so good," she says, relaying how she "had to have a ton of self control shooting the [pictures]" for the recipe before digging in.

The good news for you? No self control is needed on your part: You can enjoy this "Saturday morning sweet treat" just as soon as they're done cooking. And you should, too, because brioche French toast is absolutely best enjoyed freshly made, tending to get soggy if you let it sit too long. Fortunately, making a single slice only takes a little more than 15 minutes from start to finish, so you can whip up more fast.

Gather your ingredients for brioche French toast

It doesn't take much to make an amazing French toast, not when you have sweet, fluffy, buttery brioche bread on hand. Aside from the bread, you'll need some whole milk, a couple of medium-sized eggs, sugar, ground cinnamon, and vegetable oil. You'll also want maple syrup and butter for serving the French toast, as well as some good pairing options.

For those, Olayinka says: "Fruit for sure. Berries would be great, and Greek yogurt, too."

Prepare the ingredients and dip the bread

Start the recipe off by mixing the ingredients you'll need to use as a bread dip. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the whole milk and two eggs, stirring them until well-combined.

Next, dip the brioche bread slices into the mixture, covering each fully, before setting them aside on a parchment-lined tray.

Now, mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl, and set it aside.

Fry and sweeten the French toast

Get a frying pan out and pour the vegetable oil into it. Put the pan on a burner and turn the temperature to a medium-high heat. Once the pan is warm, turn it side to side to coat it with the oil. Then, begin to fry each brioche slice, letting each piece cook for roughly three minutes per side.If your pan is large enough, you can fry more than one slice at a time.

After all of the bread pieces have cooked, coat each in the sugar and cinnamon mixture, top with the optional maple syrup and butter, and your breakfast treat is ready to be served.

The best thing about brioche French toast

There's a lot to love about this recipe. From the quick and easy prep to the small number of ingredients to the easy pairing options. But the best part of all? Olayinka says, "Surely the taste. It's like an explosion of flavors in my mouth. I don't think I'll ever use regular bread for French toast. Brioche makes it taste like cake!"

So there you have it, dessert for breakfast, more or less. But a "dessert" you can easily justify, because it's still a hearty, filling meal.

Brioche French Toast Recipe
4.9 from 27 ratings
When you want to have dessert for breakfast, look no further than this tasty (and simple) recipe for brioche French toast.
Prep Time
Cook Time
French toast
Total time: 34 minutes
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 slices brioche bread
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
Optional Ingredients
  • maple syrup
  • butter
  1. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the whole milk and two eggs.
  2. Dip the brioche bread slices into the mixture and set them aside on a parchment-lined tray.
  3. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Place the vegetable oil into a frying pan and put it on the stove at medium-high heat.
  5. Fry each brioche slice for 3 minutes per side. Time required to cook depends on how large your frying pan is.
  6. After they're all cooked, coat them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture, and top with optional maple syrup and butter. Serve hot.
Calories per Serving 676
Total Fat 39.0 g
Saturated Fat 5.6 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 210.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 67.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Total Sugars 29.6 g
Sodium 393.0 mg
Protein 15.1 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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