How To Make Brioche French Toast

My childhood distaste for French toast might seem unthinkable now. Imagine a youngster not being thrilled at the sight of sweet, delicious bread first thing in the morning? But here’s the truth, whenever my dear Aunt Jean declared her intention to make French toast for breakfast, I’d sneak away to my secret cereal stash. Little did I know, I was missing out on what would eventually become my favorite brunch delight.


Over time, I learned to appreciate and relish French toast’s nuanced flavors and textures. Today, I stand before you not only as an enthusiast but an evangelist of Brioche French Toast. This is not your ordinary French toast. This is a toast with a twist, a tale, and a tradition.


What Makes Brioche French Toast So Special?

Brioche French Toast is the upgraded, high-end cousin of the classic French toast. Instead of any run-of-the-mill bread, this gourmet version demands a rich, buttery brioche. This swap lifts the humble French toast from the everyday breakfast to the realm of luxurious weekend feasts.

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Today, I wish to share my version of Aunt Jeanette’s Brioche French Toast recipe, perfected over the years and laden with love. 


Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 loaf of brioche bread
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


Steps to Create Your Brioche French Toast

  1. Start off by turning your brioche loaf into hearty 1-inch slices.
  2. Give the milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon a good whirl in a roomy bowl until everything’s nicely blended. 
  3. Next, give each brioche slice a cozy custard bath, making sure it’s well-drenched on both sides. However, avoid soaking them too much; you don’t want the bread to fall apart.
  4. Warm up your griddle or frying pan in a medium setting.
  5. Cook each slice of the custard-soaked brioche on the grill or pan. Fry until they turn a golden brown and become crispy on each side. Be careful not to burn them; adjust the heat if necessary.
  6. Once all slices are perfectly cooked, serve your Brioche French Toast as you desire. You can have the option to sprinkle it with powdered sugar, add a generous pour of your preferred syrup, or garnish with fresh fruits. And if you’re feeling a bit fancy, consider a dollop of whipped cream or a slather of Nutella for that extra treat.
  7. The beauty of this Brioche French Toast recipe is in its simplicity and flexibility. You know, you can make this timeless dish your own by trying different toppings and flavors. Enjoy the process and the delicious result!


Aunt Jean’s Pro Tips

1. When soaking your brioche, aim for it to be just moist enough to absorb the flavors but not so much that it disintegrates.

2. Maintain a medium cooking heat. High heat may lead to the exterior burning before the interior is fully cooked.

3. Don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors. A touch of nutmeg, some grated orange zest, or even a splash of bourbon can take your French toast up a notch.


In my home, every Sunday morning feels like a cozy family brunch at Aunt Jean’s with the Brioche French Toast. It’s not just a dish, it’s a tradition, a nostalgic journey, and a delightful reason to gather around the breakfast table.


Brioche French Toast is not just a morning meal. Think about presenting it as an irresistible dessert, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a zigzag of caramel sauce, or a scattering of toasted almonds. Now that’s a surefire way to wrap up a great meal with friends or family. It’s perfect for special occasions or to elevate a regular day.


This Brioche French Toast has turned me from a skeptic to an aficionado, and I can’t wait for you to embark on your journey with it. Here’s to heartwarming memories, shared stories, delightful brunches, and, most importantly, the glorious Brioche French Toast. Bon appétit!