This recipe for the best brioche french toast you will ever eat. The secret ingredient makes it perfectly sweetened, eliminating the need for syrup!
French toast is an easy recipe to master; requiring a few simple ingredients and very little preparation to make. It’s a perfect first recipe for kids and novice cooks. I love that you can change up the flavors with zests and extracts and still have the familiar taste of French toast. It’s adaptable and above all, it is delicious!
What do you need to make great French toast?
For good French toast, you need bread, eggs, cinnamon,and milk. For great French toast, you need rich eggy bread like brioche or challah. Brioche is my top choice because of all the butter. Challah is a nice second choice as it is still pretty rich because of the eggs. Try this easy Challah recipe from The Typical Mom Blog!
How can you make great French toast better?
If you want amazing French toast, use my secret ingredient—sweetened condensed milk! That’s right, condensed milk. I like to dissolve the cinnamon in the milk before adding it to the eggs. It creates a built-in cinnamony sweetness to the toast when it cooked.
How to make Brioche French Toast:
The beauty of French toast is that it can be made on the stovetop using a griddle, baked in the oven in slices, or as a casserole. Whichever cooking method you choose the preparation starts the same.
Start by adding the cinnamon and salt to the condensed milk in a small bowl so that it dissolves evenly into the eggs. Next, in a large bowl, beat the eggs with the vanilla extract then pour in the cinnamon mixture. Whisk it all together until the eggs take on the color of the cinnamon.
Place a large frypan or griddle over medium heat adding 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Soak 2 slices at a time for 5-6 seconds per side. Depending on the thickness of the bread you may have to soak it a little longer. I like using the end pieces as well, which takes a little longer to soak.
Shake off the excess egg before placing the slices on the griddle. Lower to control the heat and cook for 3 minutes per side.
To serve Brioche French Toast:
We tend to have French toast topped with whipped cream and fruit but powdered sugar is just perfect. But if you must have syrup, try my recipe for homemade DIY syrup.
***This recipe was updated for added content and images on 1/23/2020. It was first published on 8/1/2017.***
- 1 loaf brioche about 16 slices including the end pieces
- 8 eggs
- 2/3 c sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a small bowl add condensed milk, salt, and cinnamon stir until smooth. Beat the eggs and vanilla in a wide shallow dish. Next, whisk in the cinnamon mixture into the eggs until the color is even.
- Place a griddle over medium heat and add enough butter to coat the surface. Soak 2-4 slices of bread into the egg mixture for about 5-10 seconds on each side. Put the soaked bread onto hot griddle and cook through until golden brown on both sides, about 3 mins per side. Be careful with the heat, adjusting as needed to avoid burning. Repeat until all of the bread has been cooked, serve with fresh fruit or any desired toppings!