You wouldn’t know by tasting it, but this is an incredibly easy Brioche French toast recipe that is full of flavor.

Get the simple little secrets that make this Brioche French Toast so amazing!

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I’ve been making this brioche French toast since I took an after-school cooking class in second or third grade (wish my mom was here to answer these little questions).

It’s easy enough a kid can make it, but delicious enough to serve guests for a beautiful brunch. 

The recipe includes all of the basics – eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla, but it’s the bread that takes it to a whole new level! Brioche is light and fluffy, allowing it to soak up the rich custard mix.

Fortunately, French brioche is easily accessible at most grocery stores, even Target and Walmart! I purchase pre-sliced to keep this recipe quick and simple.

The best news of all? I can make an entire loaf of Easy French Toast from start to finish in just 10 minutes! 

Brioche French toast topped with butter on a white plate, sliced strawberries as garnish.

Why You’ll Love this Brioche French Toast

  • So Easy
  • Perfect for Weekend Brunch
  • Minimal Ingredients
  • Easy Upgrades

Brioche bread slices create a slightly thicker French Toast that’s moist in the center, but perfectly toasted on the outside – the best combination!

Brioche French toast topped with butter on a white plate, knife and fork to the side.

Brioche French Toast Ingredients

  • Brioche – Pre-sliced brioche makes it so easy. It’s thick sliced and so decadent!
  • Eggs – We use size large, but you can use any type!
  • Milk – Whole or 2% milk is best, but you can use anything you have on hand.
  • Vanilla extract – Use the best quality vanilla extract you can find – or make your own homemade vanilla extract.
  • White granulated sugar – Makes this French toast recipe such an indulgence!
  • Butter – Salted works well here to balance out the sweetness of the brioche French toast, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Variations

  • Use whole milk or even heavy cream for the milk requirement in this recipe, for even more decadence.
  • Replace the vanilla extract with almond extract for a unique flavor spin.
  • Use this cinnamon sugar recipe (as a sub for the sugar in the recipe) for a cinnamon flavored brioche French toast.

How to Make French Toast

  1. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar together in a shallow bowl that will accommodate a slice of bread. brioche french toast ingredients and a bowl laid out on a white countertop A whisk, whisking eggs and milk in a white bowl on a marble countertop easy french toast recipe
  2. Warm a thin slice of butter in a skillet over medium low heat and swirl to cover the skillet. how to keep french toast from sticking
  3. Using a fork, quickly dip a slice of brioche, flip and place on warm skillet. how to make easy french toast
  4. Check in about 30 seconds to see if it’s golden brown. Flip and cook until golden brown.
Brioche French toast topped with butter on a white plate, sliced strawberries as garnish.

Tips

  • Mix up the custard mixture in the same dish you’ll be dipping bread in for easy clean-up!
  • Whisk the egg mixture ingredients together really well so that everything is well combined.
  • I like to quickly dip and flip bread in the egg mix, which keeps it from getting soggy or difficult to work with.
  • Make sure your pan is hot when you put in the bread for a perfectly caramelized French toast. However, the pan shouldn’t be so hot that it burns the outside before the middle has had a chance to cook.
  • Each time you add toast to the pan, lightly coat with butter.
  • I like to use a little butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and fruit to garnish, but powdered sugar is also a delicious option!
  • If you want a little fall twist, substitute salted caramel for maple syrup – you won’t be disappointed!

Halving, doubling or tripling a recipe? Use this Measurement Conversion Chart. Need a Baking Substitution?

Brioche French toast topped with butter on a white plate, knife and fork to the side.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make brioche French toast not soggy?

Dip and flip it quickly! This keeps it from getting soggy. You can also give the brioche a quick run through your toaster before soaking in the egg mixture – this prevents it from soaking up too much!

What makes a brioche different than breads?

Brioche contains eggs, milk, and butter – whereas traditional sandwich breads often just contain flour, salt, yeast and water. That makes brioche higher in both fat and carbohydrates, which makes it feel like the ultimate brunch indulgence!

Serving Suggestions

Brioche French toast topped with butter on a white plate, sliced strawberries as garnish.

Nutritional Considerations

  • Nut Free (ensure you’re choosing a nut free brioche)
  • To Make it Gluten Free – Use gluten free brioche.
  • To Make it Dairy Free – Use a dairy substitute like almond milk.
  • Vegetarian

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Don’t leave this brioche French toast recipe sitting out for longer than two hours at room temperature.
  • Refrigerator – Refrigerate this French toast for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer – You can freeze this brioche French toast! Simply package in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months. Defrost and reheat on the stove top or in your toaster oven.

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Brioche French Toast

You wouldn’t know by tasting it, but this is an incredibly Easy French Toast Recipe that is full of flavor. Get the secrets that make this easy French Toast so amazing!
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 14
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Ingredients  

  • 1 loaf brioche 
  • 2 eggs size large
  • ½ cup milk whole or 2%
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1+ tablespoon butter*

Instructions 

  • Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar together in a shallow bowl that will accommodate a slice of bread.
  • Warm a thin slice of butter in a skillet over medium low heat and swirl to cover the skillet.
  • Using a fork, quickly dip a slice of brioche, flip and place on warm skillet.
  • Check in about 30 seconds to see if it’s golden brown. Flip and cook until golden brown.

Tips

  • Mix custard in the dish you’ll be dipping bread in for easy clean-up!
  • Whisk the egg mixture ingredients together really well so that everything is well combined. 
  • I like to quickly dip and flip bread in the egg mix, which keeps it from getting soggy or difficult to work with.
  • Make sure your pan is hot when you put in the bread for a perfectly caramelized French toast. However, the pan shouldn’t be so hot that it burns the outside before the middle has had a chance to cook.
  • Each time you add toast to the pan, lightly coat with butter.
  • I like to use a little butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and fruit to garnish, but powdered sugar is also a delicious option!
  • If you want a little fall twist, substitute salted caramel for maple syrup – you won’t be disappointed!
Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this for Saturday morning breakfast. So easy and delicious! I should’ve bought two loaves of brioche! Will definitely add this to the weekend breakfast rotation. Thank you Julie, for sharing! 

  2. You are so right!  Brioche makes the best French toast!  I always add cinnamon, but I’ve never added vanilla. I’ll try that next time!  I think that can only make French toast better.