Baileys French Toast: the sweet, boozy brunch recipe everyone will love

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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If you're a fan of French toast and also love the taste of Baileys Irish cream, we have the perfect recipe for you: Baileys French toast!

This easy-to-make breakfast recipe puts a delicious boozy spin on classic French toast with a Baileys egg batter and Baileys whipped cream. This is one brunch recipe that's strictly for grown-ups.

Baileys French toast is an amazing dish to serve up on St. Patrick's Day, but it's so good you can make it for any special occasion or holiday. Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, and more. Perfectly sweet, with fluffy bread and plenty of that delicious Baileys flavor, you'll find yourself making this easy French toast again and again.

Tips for the Best Baileys French Toast

The best bread for French toast is either French or Italian bread that's stale. Ideally, it should be a couple of days old.

Make sure to slice your bread thick so it can soak up all the custard.

Don't soak your bread for too long otherwise, it'll get soggy.

If you don't have any Baileys on hand, you can make homemade Baileys instead. Combine Irish whiskey, heavy cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract, instant coffee, and chocolate syrup, adjusting the amounts to suit your taste.


Baileys French Toast Variations

For a richer French toast, use brioche or challah instead of French bread.

Add other flavorings like orange essence, citrus zest, or mix in additional spices to the batter.

For a stronger, boozier flavor, you can dip the bread into straight Baileys.

Garnish your Baileys French toast with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or your other favorite French toast toppings.

You can substitute coconut cream for heavy cream and vegan Baileys for regular Baileys if you'd like to make a dairy-free Baileys French toast.

How to Store Baileys French Toast

If you have leftovers (lucky you!), wrap the French toast in foil, then place it in a sealable bag and put it in the fridge. Enjoy within 2 to 3 days. Store the Baileys whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

To reheat your Baileys French toast, simply heat it on a skillet until completely warmed through.

for the french toast
Large eggs
Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
1/4 cup
Ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp
Maple syrup
2 tsp
Heavy Cream
1/8 cup
thick-cut bread
6 slices
for baileys whipped cream
Heavy Cream
1 cup
Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
1/4 cup
powder sugar
2 tbsp

How to Make Baileys French Toast

To make the Baileys whipped cream, beat the heavy cream, Baileys, and sugar until firm. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, Baileys, cinnamon, maple syrup, and heavy cream in a shallow bowl.

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly grease with cooking spray or butter.

Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture.

Fry the French toast for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Dollop the Baileys whipped cream over the French toast, and garnish with additional toppings if desired. Serve immediately.


If you don't have heavy cream, you can use half-and-half instead.

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