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Custard French Toast: an easy but decadent breakfast recipe

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist


for the custard
Large eggs
Heavy Cream
1/2 cup
Whole Milk
1/2 cup
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp
for the french toast
brioche, thick-cut
4 slices
butter, diced
2 tbsp

French toast is one of those classic breakfast and brunch dishes no one can resist. If you thought it couldn't get better, it's time for you to try custard French toast. This simple recipe replaces the standard egg mix with a rich, creamy custard that's lightly seasoned with fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg and subtly sweetened with sugar. Made with light, tasty brioche and perfectly cooked to create a crisp exterior, once you try custard French toast, you may never eat French toast any other way!

How to Make Custard French Toast

To make the best custard French toast, grab a large bowl and a whisk, and beat the eggs. Whisk in the remaining custard ingredients – heavy cream, milk, cinnamon, and so on. Set it to the side for the moment. Start melting the butter in the pan. Once the pan is hot, dip the brioche in the custard mix, making sure not to let it sit in the custard for too long, otherwise, it can get soggy.

Cook the French toast for 4 minutes on each side until it's crisp and turns a lovely golden brown. Serve immediately, preferably with some powdered sugar and fresh berries.


Tips for Making the Best Custard French Toast

– You can use any kind of stale bread to make your French toast, however, for a more decadent experience, use leftover brioche or challah.

– Serve your custard French toast with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and butter and a generous helping of fresh berries to make it extra tasty.

– Other wonderful variations you can try are adding a little orange or almond essence or drizzling in a little honey to the custard mix.

– To keep the first batch of French toast warm, you can keep it in the oven on the lowest setting while you're cooking the second batch.

– To prevent it from becoming soggy, make sure not to soak the brioche in the custard mix for too long.

– For crispy French toast, preheat the pan and make sure it's good and hot before you begin cooking.

– Love French toast casserole or overnight French toast? You can do both with custard French toast! Make the custard, arrange the bread in a baking dish, pour the custard over the brioche, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 350°F.

How to Store Custard French Toast

Allow the French toast to cool completely then place a sheet of parchment paper between each slice, then wrap them in foil and refrigerate. Enjoy within 2 days.


Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk in the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until smooth.

Melt some of the butter in a pan over medium heat.

Dip 2 slices of brioche into the custard. Flip them to coat both sides. Place them in the pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side.

Remove from pan and repeat with the remaining brioche. Serve with extra custard and enjoy!


Use a spatula to flip the French toast with greater ease.

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