Brioche French Toast with Berry Syrup


Brioche French Toast with Berry Syrup


  • French Toast:
  • 6-8 slices brioche bread, cut thick
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • butter, for cooking
  • fresh berries (optional)
  • powder sugar (optional)
  • Berry Syrup:
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered or granulated sugar


  • French Toast:
  • Whisk together egg, milk, spices, vanilla, and salt. Dip each slice of bread in an egg mixture, soaking both sides.
  • Melt butter on a cast-iron skillet or a griddle, over medium-high heat.
  • Place bread in pan (without overcrowding), and cook on both sides until golden. Transfer each cooked toast to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Continue cooking the remaining slices of bread, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
  • Serve French toast with berry syrup, fresh berries, and powdered sugar. Enjoy!
  • Berry Syrup:
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes; stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Whipped Cream:
  • Chill cream, mixing bowl, and beaters in the freezer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and add cream to bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and sugar and continue to whip 1-2 minutes, making sure not to over whip or cream will turn lumpy.