Hazelnut French Toast


An elegant, yet easy breakfast or brunch item that is sure to impress. If you wish, a small pinch of nutmeg works well in this recipe. Just add it to the egg mixture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup beaten eggs

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur (such as Frangelico®)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided, or more as needed

  • 12 pieces brioche (about 1 1/2-inch thick)

  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped

  • ½ cup maple syrup, or to taste


  1. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, and hazelnut liqueur together in a shallow bowl.

  2. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large skillet, tilting the skillet to assure complete coverage.

  3. Dip 2 slices brioche in the egg mixture, moistening both sides.

  4. Cook brioche in the hot skillet until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat process until all bread is cooked.

  5. Cut each slice of brioche into half on a bias. Sprinkle hazelnuts over the halves and top with maple syrup.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the batter. The actual amount of the batter consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

905 Calories
47g Fat
97g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 905
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 319mg 106%
Sodium 730mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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