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French Toast drizzled with maple syrup
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Brioche French Toast

The best French toast made with brioche bread. Crispy on the outside and custard-like on the inside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 117kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in one Tbsp of water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4-6 slices brioche bread about 3/4-inch thick, day-old (Note)
  • 1 Tbsp butter or more

To serve:

  • maple syrup
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh berries

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, dissolved cornstarch, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Place brioche bread in a shallow baking pan and pour batter over the bread. Let the bread soak for about 1 minute per side until the mixture is absorbed.
  • Heat a large enough pan or griddle over medium heat and melt butter. Pick up bread and allow any excess mixture to drip off. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Notes

Day-old bread: The bread needs to be stale for the best results. Let the slices sit on the counter for a few hours or overnight until the bread feels dry. If you don’t have time for that, lay slices of bread out on a wire rack and bake them at 300 F. for 8 minutes on each side. The light toast setting on a toaster or toaster oven will also do the job.
Bread Thickness: If your bread slices are on the thin side (less than ¾-inch thick), you’ll want to soak the bread for a shorter amount of time. Otherwise, it is likely to become a little bit soggy and harder to handle.
Ingredient Substitutions:
  • Milk: To make this recipe dairy-free, you’ll want to choose non-dairy milk like oat or soy milk. Make sure it’s unsweetened and not flavored.
  • Gluten-free: The base ingredients for this egg mixture are naturally gluten-free. So, if you want the entire dish gluten-free, you’ll need to use gluten-free bread. Gluten-free bread is denser than regular bread, so it works wonderfully for French toast. Just be sure to dry out the slices.
  • Eggs: There are a couple of options for making this recipe egg-free. The easiest option is a store-bought egg replacer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg