This is the BEST Brioche French Toast! This recipe is easy to make and makes a perfect meal for breakfast and brunch!
Growing up, I remember the best weekend mornings were the ones when my parents had time to make us a big breakfast.
Between the sports games, practices, tournaments, and everything else my siblings and I put our parents through, having a slow morning where we weren't rushing out the door with sticks in hand was a treat. My dad would always make us omelets and scrapple (yes scrapple, don't knock it till you try it) and my mom made some delicious french toast.
While I loved it when my parents whipped us up an epic breakfast, I'm not sure if they knew a thing or two about brioche bread. In my opinion, it makes all the difference when talking french toast.
You can 100% make this recipe with a bread other than brioche- white, wheat, cinnamon swirl, raisin, challah. BUT hear me out... Brioche is the way to go. Why?
- Brioche slices are about twice as thick as regular bread. Need I say more?
- Since brioche is so thick, it does a really great job of soaking up the egg mixture.
- It's soft, but not fall-apart-when-you-try-to-eat-it soft. You can easily cut up this french toast with a fork.
- It stays fluffy when you cook it, which in turn stacks nicely- perfect for the gram.
What you need to make Brioche French Toast:
- Brioche bread: the star of the show. Other bread will work for this recipe though. I just highly recommend brioche if you can get your hands on some!
- Milk: any milk will work, I've used regular milk, almond milk, and oat milk- all work great.
- Vanilla extract
- Butter: You can use a dairy-free alternative
- A skillet: any size works! I typically make my french toast 1 piece at a time because my skillet is smaller, but you can use a bigger pan and make more at once.
If you are making french toast for more than 2 people, this recipe is super easy to double and use another 4 slices of bread. You can also serve the french toast sliced in half, that way people can grab as many "half pieces" as they want.
How to make Brioche French Toast:
- Whisk up your egg mixture.
- Heat up your skillet and melt some butter.
- Soak bread on each side for about 10-15 seconds (let it soak in) and then let the excess egg drip off before moving to the skillet.
- Cook your toast on the skillet for about 2 minutes per side, or until they turn golden brown. Adjust your heat if it's browning too quickly!
- Enjoy with some warm maple syrup, fresh fruits, and/or whipped cream! The choices for toppings are endless.
Making french toast is WAY easier than it seems and this recipe will for sure be a hit among your family and friends the next time you whip this up.
Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below!
More Breakfast and Brunch Recipes:
Brioche French Toast
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 4 slices of brioche bread
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- fresh fruit
- whipped cream
- In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. You want to use a bowl that is shallow/wide enough you can dip and soak the bread in.
- Heat your skillet over medium heat. When the skillet gets hot, melt some butter in the pan (I used about ¼-½ tbsp of butter per piece of bread).
- Take your brioche bread and dip one side into the egg mixture- let it soak for 10-15 seconds and then flip it and repeat. Make sure you shake the excess egg off and place it in the skillet. You can make one piece at a time, or more if your skillet is big enough.
- Cook toast for about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. If you feel like your bread is getting too brown you can turn down the heat.
- Serve immediatly. Top with your favorite toppings- syrup, butter, powdered sugar, fruit, and whipped cream are some great toppings!