Begin by buttering a 9x13” baking dish. Slice the brioche bread into 1” cubes and place in the dish.
Baked Brioche French Toast
I absolutely love a good French Toast, but the thought of cooking it for a crowd sounds so time consuming. I love this version because I can assemble it fairly quickly, put it in the oven and forget about it. Not only does this free up time to put together a few sides, but it also means that everyone can enjoy the dish while it’s hot and fresh out of the oven. It’s a great make ahead breakfast for busy mornings or big holiday gatherings. I like to use brioche bread that has been left out for several hours. I like the slight sweetness the brioche adds and letting it dry out a bit beforehand ensures that you don’t end up with a soggy French toast. I love serving this with a good drizzle of real maple syrup, a side of bacon and some fresh fruit.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread.
I like to drizzle some additional maple syrup and melted butter over the bread before baking.
Bake until all of the egg has cooked and the bread is a gorgeous golden brown color.
Drizzle with some maple syrup and enjoy!
Try adding fresh blueberries to the bread before baking for an equally delicious variation!
- 8 Servings
- Prep time: 10 Minutes|Cook time: 1 Hours|Total time: 1 Hours 10 Minutes
- Cut the Brioche loaf up into 1” pieces and place in a greased 9x13” baking dish.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- I’m a bowl mix together eggs, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Evenly pour the egg mixture over the bread.
- Melt remaining butter and mix with 3 tbsp maple syrup. Drizzle over the bread and egg mixture.
- Cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and Continue to bake for an additional 20 minutes or until all of the egg is cooked.
- Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- It’s best for the bread to be slightly dried out. You can leave it or if the bag for several hours prior to cooking.
- If making ahead prepare the egg mixture the night before and keep in the refrigerator. Pour over the bread right before baking.