Brioche is a delicious light and buttery bread that is a combination between bread and pastry. It's perfect for breakfast. If you have a loaf on hand, this brioche perdu, aka brioche French toast, is the perfect morning treat!
❤️ Reasons to Love This Recipe
- It's easy. If you can blend a few wet ingredients, you can make this recipe.
- It's quick. You can make it in 30 minutes or less if you use a large skillet or griddle.
- It's effortless. Many grocery stores carry sliced brioche bread these days. We got ours at Albertson's. Using prepared bread makes this French toast recipe come together in a snap! If you want to make your own brioche bread, we recommend this homemade brioche recipe from The Flavor Bender.
- It's simple. Besides the bread, it uses just a few simple readily-available ingredients.
- 3 large whole eggs.
- ¾ cup whole milk. Whole full fat milk is best for this recipe.
- ¾ teaspoon sugar. Adds sweetness and helps the toast to caramelize on the griddle. You can use more or less to taste. We didn't use much because we like to top our French toast with syrup or compote, and that's sweet enough.
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Adds flavor. You can also use an equal amount of vanilla paste.
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg. Adds flavor.
- 8 slices brioche bread. Each slice should be about ½ inch thick.
- 2 tablespoons butter. Used on the griddle or skillet to keep the toast from sticking.
Step 5. Repeat step 4 with remaining bread and egg mixture.
Serve immediately, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup.
- Blender. To blend the wet ingredients. You can also use a medium bowl and a whisk.
- Griddle. Not needed if you're using a skillet.
- Large skillet. Not needed if you're using a griddle.
- Wide non-stick spatula. To turn the toast.
- Small baking dish. For dipping the brioche slices into the milk/egg mixture.
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
It is possible to freeze Brioche French toast. While it is best to eat it immediately. If you do need to store any leftovers, place a slice of wax paper between each slice, wrap the French toast in aluminum foil and freeze. It will keep in your freezer for up to 2 months. To reheat, place the frozen slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for about 8 minutes. You can also reheat in the toaster. (source)
Definitely! It's light and buttery and makes a delicious base for French toast.
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Brioche Perdu (Brioche French Toast)
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract You can also use an equal amount of vanilla paste.
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 8 slices brioche bread ½-inch slices
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.Add eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg to a blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute.3 large eggs, ¾ cup milk, ¾ teaspoon granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish.
- Pierce the bread slices all over with a fork. Add a few bread slices to the egg mixture and turn slices until evenly coated.8 slices brioche bread
- Add butter to the griddle or skillet. Add the slices of bread in a single layer and cook until the undersides are golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook the other sides about 3-4 more minutes.2 tablespoons butter
- Repeat step 4 with remaining bread and egg mixture.Serve immediately, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup.