How To Make Caramel French Toast

Hi, food lovers! Are you prepared for a treat? Today we’re diving into the world of Caramel French Toast. Oh, how the sweet aroma of caramel dances with the soft, custard-soaked bread – pure bliss! And guess what? Among all the amazing toasts out there, Brioche French Toast holds a special place in my heart. It's like comfort on a plate! So, ready to whip up this rich, scrumptious twist on the traditional French toast? 


Before we start cooking, let's learn about the background of this dish. It's derived from the French classic "pain perdu" or "lost bread", originally a technique to repurpose stale bread, but we've transformed it into a hearty breakfast treat.


Let's get our ingredients ready. You'll need the following:


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1. Bread slices - 8 pieces (preferably thick and slightly stale)

2. Eggs - 4 large

3. Milk or cream - 1 cup

4. Granulated sugar - 2 tablespoons

5. Pure vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon

6. Ground cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon

7. Butter - 2 tablespoons (for frying)

8. Brown sugar - 1/2 cup (for caramel sauce)

9. Additional butter - 2 tablespoons (for caramel sauce)

10. any fruits for toppings (optional)


Let's get cooking!


1. Grab a big bowl. Combine eggs, milk or cream, sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Whisk this mixture well.

2. Cook over medium heat. Add a pat from your 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt.

3. Now, for the transformation! Pick up each slice of bread and gently submerge it in our prepared egg mixture. Keep it there just for a few moments on each side. Doing this will enable the bread to soak up the flavors from our mix.

4. After dipping your bread in your yummy mixture, put it in the frying pan. Keep it there until both sides get a nice golden color. 

5. When your French toast is browning, prepare the caramel sauce. Get a small pot and throw in 2 tablespoons of butter. Let that melt down. Next, mix in a half cup of that sweet brown sugar. Keep stirring until it turns into a silky, tempting caramel.

6. Your French toast is almost ready! Drizzle the warm caramel sauce generously over the top of each slice as well as put a sliced banana for topings.

7. Serve immediately, and let the first bite transport you to a Parisian café!


Cooking involves experimenting, so feel free to try different things:

  • Want a luxury touch? Give it a finishing touch with a bit of whipped cream or a gentle shower of powdered sugar. 
  • Try using breads like brioche or challah to shake things up with different flavors and feels.
  • A bit of salt in the egg mix can balance out the sweet caramel nicely.
  • Got a sweet tooth? Include banana slices, add some nuts, or drizzle chocolate sauce for extra sweetness.
  • If you're aiming for a healthier recipe, use low-fat or almond milk instead of regular milk and limit your sugar.


If health is your main concern, rest assured. There's a wide range of healthier alternatives to choose from.


- Use whole wheat or multigrain bread instead of white for added fiber.

- Replace the caramel sauce with a homemade fruit compote or light maple syrup.

- Use egg whites or a mix of eggs and egg whites to lower the cholesterol.

- Use a non-stick cooking spray instead of butter for frying to cut back on fats.


Let's move on to addressing your queries now.


1. Can you prepare the night before? Absolutely! Soak your bread in the egg mixture overnight and cook in the morning.

2. Can you use frozen bread? Fresh or slightly stale bread works best, as frozen bread may turn mushy.

3. Can you make it without eggs? You can use substitutes like mashed bananas, applesauce, or yogurt but expect some texture and flavor differences.

4. Can you freeze leftovers? Yes, but it's best enjoyed fresh. If you must freeze, use airtight containers or freezer bags.

5. Can you use a different type of sugar for caramel? Experiment with coconut sugar or maple syrup to create unique flavors.


That sums up our detailed instructions for preparing flawless Caramel French Toast. Now, get in your kitchen and start creating a masterpiece! Bon appétit!