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Browned Butter Brioche French Toast


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter divided, or more as needed
  • 10 1-inch thick slices dry brioche bread
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 + tablespoons maple syrup
  • powdered sugar for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Heat a teaspoon of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each slice of brioche bread in the egg mixture and cook in the hot butter until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add more butter for each batch.
  • Transfer french toast to a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • While the french toast is baking. Heat up 1/4 cup butter in a sauce pan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter is browned and toasty, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • To serve, drizzle each piece of french toast with browned butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar.


adapted from: All Recipes