This classic French toast recipe can be adorned with any garnish of your choice.


  • 1/2 Brioche loaf cut into 2-inch slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting

To garnish

  • Almond slices, toasted
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Fresh fruit or berries
  • Whipped cream
  • Maple Syrup


Step 1

Whisk the sugar into eggs and then add milk.

Step 2

Add cinnamon and scrapings from the inside of a vanilla bean.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350̊ F.

Step 4

Cut brioche loaf into 2 inch slices and soak the brioche in the batter for at least 2 minutes.

Step 5

In a medium sized pan, melt one tablespoon of butter per slice of brioche and add confectioner’s sugar.

Step 6

Caramelize brioche on one side, flip and caramelize on the other side. Place pan in the oven.

Step 7

Let bake for about 8 minutes.

Step 8

Remove from oven, cut in half and place on the plate garnishing with sliced toasted almonds.

Step 9

Serve with chocolate sauce, mixed fruit, whipped cream, and maple syrup.