Best Brioche French Toast

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Probably the best brioche French toast ever. Finishing it in the oven ensures that even the thick slices are not runny or underdone. Browned butter also adds a nutty, caramel twist to the usual maple goodness.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided, or more as needed

  • 6 (1 inch) thick slices dry brioche bread

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup, or more to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. 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.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. 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.

Tips

Challah bread can be used in place of the brioche, if desired. Leave bread out overnight if fresh, in order to dry it out a bit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

732 Calories
37g Fat
80g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 732
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 339mg 113%
Sodium 721mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 273mg 6%

* 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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