This is one of those dishes that looks fancy but takes minutes to prepare. You can easily scale this up and make French Toast in an electric skillet for a group, but I’ve noted a single serving below.
French Toast is one of the first dishes that I learned how to make. I made it all the time in my college apartment and never measured. I just tossed stuff in a bowl until it looked right. Today though I finally measured for you so you can make the best French Toast ever!
I love cinnamon so I always add a ton. This is light on sugar because you don’t need that much for French Toast, especially if you’re using brioche and serving with maple syrup.
Brioche really makes the best French Toast in the world. I keep thick slices in my freezer at all times so I can make French Toast in a pinch. Trader Joe’s has wonderful pre-sliced brioche loaves and I always stock up when I’m in Dallas!
Without further adieu, here’s how to make the most perfect, easiest, best Brioche French Toast. I hope you love this go-to recipe as much as I do!
Brioche French Toast
2 slices brioche
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Generous dash cinnamon
2 Tbsp Butter
Strawberries, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and maple syrup for serving
- Beat egg in a shallow dish. Whisk in milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Soak slices of brioche for two minutes. Flip and soak other side for two minutes.
- Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet. Add brioche and cook for two minutes per side over medium heat.
- Transfer to plate, melt second tablespoon of butter and repeat with second slice.
- Slice brioche in half, top with sliced strawberries and serve with freshly whipped cream, maple syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Note: I love cinnamon whipped cream with this! For a tiny amount, I whip up two tablespoons heavy whipping cream with a pinch of sugar, a few drops of vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon while my brioche is soaking. That amount of whipped cream takes just a minute or two with a whisk and a glass or metal bowl! You can also pour the ingredients in a jar, screw on a lid, and shake it for two minutes for whipped cream.