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Stack of 5 slices of brioche french toast on a white plate topped with fresh fruits
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5 from 10 votes

Classic Brioche French Toast Recipe

A simple breakfast using humble ingredients, this deliciously inexpensive recipe is fancy enough for company.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French, World
Diet: Nut-free
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  • cup Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 8 slices Brioche Bread, Challah Bread or White Bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons Butter
  • Maple syrup, Honey or Jam and Fruits or Berries to serve

Instructions

  • In a shallow dish, add milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar and ground cinnamon, whisk very well.
  • Pre heat a non stick skillet over medium heat and grease it with little butter.
  • Now you need to work quickly here. Dip bread slice into the egg mixture and let it soak for 2-3 seconds, flip and dip the other side and soak for another 2 seconds.
  • Immediately place the dipped bread onto skillet and cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Transfer to serving plates.
  • Grease the skillet with butter each time and repeat the same for remaining brioche slices.
  • Serve hot with fresh berries or fruits, and lots of maple syrup or honey. You can also sprinkle some powdered sugar over the toast and serve.

Notes

  • Brioche is the preferred bread for this recipe, but any other enriched white bread will do. Feel free to use challah, dinner rolls, sliced white bread or even leftover buns.
  • Works best with stale bread. That's why the French call this dish pain perdu!
  • Feel free to freeze leftovers by separating slices with parchment and sealing in a freezer bag. Reheat slices in the toaster oven or microwave for breakfast on demand!

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg