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Healthier Brioche French Toast

This healthy brioche French toast recipe is super easy and quick to make. Delicious and luscious breakfast or brunch idea for holidays or lazy Sundays! Make it for your Christmas brunch and impress everyone!

 

Healthier Brioche French Toast On the Table Ready to Be Served

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is French toasts. You can barely find something more indulgent for breakfast or brunch! Well, OK, breakfast pizza is also pretty good.

But French toasts are always incredibly tempting for a sweet tooth like me.

Thick fluffy slices of brioche bread, soaked in eggs and milk, spiced with vanilla, toasted in a pan until golden brown, and served with maple syrup and blueberries…

Doesn’t it sound like a dream breakfast to you?

I tried to make it a little bit healthier, so that you don’t feel bad about eating an extra slice!

Healthier Brioche French Toast On the Table with Milk and Lots of French Toasts

Since Christmas is approaching, it’s time to think about easy, delicious and festive Christmas Day brunch ideas.

I totally recommend you my Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls, since they are to die for! You can make them ahead and put them in the oven 20 minutes before serving.

Healthy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rolls

Another idea would be brioche French toast. They are just as delicious and don’t require preparation (except you decide to impress everyone and bake your own homemade French brioche bread) and they are super quick and easy to make.

Healthier Brioche French Toast with Milk in the Background

This year I’m all about saving time and energy, since I’m pregnant with our first baby. I’m due January 5th, so it’s getting harder and harder for me to maintain the lifestyle I was used to.

I decided to give up traditional Christmas shopping, since it’s so exhausting and time-consuming.

This year I order all my Christmas gifts online and I was pleasantly surprised that it’s not only more convenient, but also cheaper! It’s a win-win, so I can’t recommend it enough!

I even created an Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies with some of my favorite gift items. I carefully selected 46 gift ideas every foodie would enjoy and ranged them by price, starting from under $30 and going up to $100+.

I would be happy to receive any of these gifts for Christmas, so if you have a foodie in your family, check my holiday gift guide for foodies for ideas.

Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

For those of you who have time, I have 15+ Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas for your loved ones: Cookies, condiments, jams, macarons, potpourri, pickles and snacks.

Homemade gifts are great but if you have no time, I totally understand and I got you covered with my ultimate holiday gift guide for foodies.

Healthier Brioche French Toast - Decorated with Delicious Berries

How To Make Brioche French Toast

Brioche French toast is so easy, you can let your children make it. You will only need 6 ingredients to make it: Sliced brioche bread, eggs, milk (cow or nut, I tried this recipe with both and it came out perfect every time), cinnamon, vanilla extract and coconut oil.

Feel free to serve it with maple syrup and fresh blueberries, or any other toppings of your choice. As always, I tried to make the recipe a little bit healthier.

Healthier Brioche French Toast Pouring Syrup on Top with Milk in the Background

To start with, prepare the batter by mixing eggs with milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Coat a slice of brioche in batter from both sides. Avoid soaking! You just want to coat it with batter.

Repeat with the rest of brioche slices. Place them on a skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown from both sides.

Gently press your toasts with a spatula to ensure that they are all evenly browned. Easy, isn’t it?

Check the recipe below for more details:

Healthier Brioche French Toast On the Table Ready to Be Served
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Healthier Brioche French Toast

This healthy brioche French toast recipe is super easy and quick to make. Delicious and luscious breakfast or brunch idea for holidays or lazy Sundays!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Keyword brioche french toast, french toast recipe, healthy breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 99kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 thick slices French brioche bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 230 ml or 1 cup milk (cow or nut, I tried this recipe with both and it came out perfect every time)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • maple syrup and fresh blueberries, or any other toppings of your choice, to serve

Instructions

  • Prepare the batter by mixing eggs with milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Coat a slice of brioche in batter from both sides. Avoid soaking! You just want to coat it with batter. Repeat with the rest of brioche slices.
  • Place them on a skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup and fresh blueberries, or any other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

You can make the batter one day ahead and refrigerate it until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Helena

Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Brioche is my favorite! You won't believe it but I have tried it with a burger a few times (sweet VS salty) and it was amazing! Great toast!

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Love it with burgers too! You can bake them into dinner rolls as well :)

michelleferrand

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

Brioche is my favorite bread...It's so good!

Elena Szeliga

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

I'm with you on this one! Thank you, Michelle!

Claire @ The Simple, Sweet Life

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Wow, this almost looks like more yummy-ness than one recipe can handle! But juuuuust almost!

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Thank you, Claire! :) That's right, yummy is the word! :)

annelawton

Thursday 8th of December 2016

I haven't had french toast in a long time, this makes me want to have some soon!

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Now you know what to make this weekend for breakfast ;) Thank you, Anne!

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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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