The smell of cinnamon and vanilla is all around you as the butter sizzles in the pan. You’ve got your eggs, milk, brown sugar, and bread handy. This french toast recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch with family and friends! Who doesn’t love a good brunch? The best part about this recipe is that it can be prepped ahead of time so when guests arrive they will be greeted by some delicious french toast!
This blog post features a brioche french toast recipe that tastes like dessert but is actually breakfast food! Brioche bread has an eggy flavor while still being rich and buttery. Top it off with whipped cream cheese frosting (recipe included) to add another decadent layer
prep: 15 mins cook: 20 mins total: 35 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings
6 tablespoons maple syrup, or more to taste
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 ½ cups milk
6 (1 inch) thick slices dry brioche bread
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup butter
1 tablespoon butter, divided, or more as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, dip each slice of brioche bread in the egg mixture and cook in the hot butter until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed. Transfer French toast to a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cook and stir 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium-low heat until browned and toasty, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer browned butter to a cold dish. Drizzle browned butter over baked French toast and top each slice with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
Per Serving: 732 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 79.7g; fat 36.9g; cholesterol 338.9mg; sodium 721.4mg.