Made with pillowy brioche bread and a fragrant batter spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, this Brioche French Toast with Spiced Nectarines is the ideal weekend brunch!
I love all things breakfast. While busy weekday mornings make recipes like this 5-Minute Nectarine Breakfast Yogurt Bowl perfect in a rush, I enjoy cooking up full meals on the weekends.
It is an immersive experience: stirring batter and smelling cinnamon and maple syrup in the air as the sounds of “Easy Like Sunday Morning” fill the kitchen.
Diving into a plate of brioche french toast once all the hard work is done? Absolutely pure bliss.
I love to serve this dish with scrambled eggs and oven roasted bacon. It is a decadent meal that takes less than thirty minutes to prepare!
How to Make Brioche French Toast
This brioche french toast recipe is perfect any day of the week, and makes a particularly delicious brunch.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Bread – I use a brioche loaf, and I like to cut it myself to make sure the slices are nice and thick. This ensures that the bread holds up to the french toast batter and does not become soggy. However, this french toast would work well with any bread. I’ve tried the recipe with Jamaican spice buns and loved it.
- Heavy cream – I enjoy the richness of cream in my french toast batter. Milk, half and half, and evaporated milk also work well.
- Sugar – I like to use a mix of white and brown sugars. The white sugar adds sweetness while the brown sugar contributes a great depth of flavor.
- Spices – For flavor-packed brioche french toast, add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Salt – Don’t be afraid to add a little salt to sweet dishes! All it does is intensify the spices in the batter.
- Olive Oil – Frying the french toast in a mixture of butter and olive oil, as opposed to solely butter, ensures that the toast doesn’t stick to the skillet or brown too fast. This is a tip I picked up from Stovetop Kisses!
- Butter – Use butter both for greasing the skillet and topping the french toast.
- Maple Syrup – What is french toast without a drizzle of syrup? I don’t want to find out!
Brioche French Toast with Spiced Nectarines
Made with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, this Brioche French Toast with Spiced Nectarines is the ideal weekend brunch!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: 8 slices 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Fry
- Cuisine: American
Brioche French Toast
- Brioche loaf, cut into 8 thick slices
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 tablespoons olive oil
- Maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- 2 nectarines, sliced
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. In a small bowl, mix nectarines with sugar, vanilla, and spices. Set aside (see note 1).
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
3. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, cream, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, spices, and salt.
4. Heat cast iron skillet on medium low.
5. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan.
6. Dip 2 slices of bread in the batter.
7. Once you hear a sizzle, add slices to the heated and greased pan.
8. Fry the bread for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
9. Butter the toast and keep it warm on a cookie sheet in the oven.
10. Repeat steps 5-9 for the remaining slices of bread.
11. Serve the french toast with spiced nectarines, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.
1. As the nectarines sit, they will become glazed and the spices will set in.
Keywords: brunch recipes, nectarine recipes, french toast recipes