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Best Brioche French Toast

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars
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"Probably the best French toast ever. Finishing it in the oven ensures that even thick slices are not runny or underdone. Browned butter also adds a nutty, caramel twist to the usual maple goodness."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 731
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla extract, 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • 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: 731 calories; 36.9 79.7 20.7 339 721 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was fabulous. I made it with Challah bread since it's what I had on hand. Since I didn't have time to dry out my bread, I roasted it in the oven. I will definitely be making this again.

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This recipe is CRAZY overrated. It was OK, but there was absolutely nothing special about it, and I personally didn't like it because of the aforementioned godforesaken nutmeg. What a terrible s...

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This was fabulous. I made it with Challah bread since it's what I had on hand. Since I didn't have time to dry out my bread, I roasted it in the oven. I will definitely be making this again.

My bread never did puff up from being in the oven, but I didn't care it was delicious! I never would've thought the brown butter would be so rich and flavorful!!! Yum!!!

Let me start by saying that I love French toast. It's mine and my dad's favorite dish and have tried it at almost every restaurant that has it on their menu. This is hands down the best french t...

Amazing recipe and no doubt the brioche is key. I followed the recipe to a T and just added a dash of cinnamon. I was not disappointed. I served it up Christmas morning with maple syrup and slic...

Have to add to the rave reviews. I made this this morning in my family told me to throw away all my other recipes for French toast. The brioche that I had was very moist so I put it on a cookie ...

Love adding the nutmeg to my favorite wintery morning comfort food..I added cinnamon & brown sugar also..Heavenly on the Brioche bread

This recipe is CRAZY overrated. It was OK, but there was absolutely nothing special about it, and I personally didn't like it because of the aforementioned godforesaken nutmeg. What a terrible s...

fantastic! I substituted brown sugar and added cinnamon and 1/4 cup half and half, came out amszing

Best French toast recipe, hands down! I substituted cinnamon for the nutmeg and I omitted the white sugar in the egg batter. Found the sliced Brioche bread at Aldis. Delicious!