Creme Brulee French Toast Is Basically Like Eating Dessert For Breakfast — RECIPE

We've all heard of breakfast for dinner. But, what if I told you today I have a recipe for creme brulee French toast that's an excuse for you to eat dessert for breakfast? Yup, you heard that right. An excuse to eat your favorite dessert, creme brulee, first thing in the morning. Of course, if you're a funfetti fan, I've got a cake batter French toast recipe for you as well. What's that? You prefer cannolis over both? You're in luck because I also have a cannoli French toast recipe. Dessert for breakfast is your new favorite meal of the day.

A few years back, I made creme brulee French toast for my brother’s birthday. I’d been wanting to remake it, but was nervous I wouldn’t remember the exact recipe I made it with the first time. I’m not sure if this is the same way I made it back then, but I’m very happy to have written down the recipe this time so I have it for the future. Fluffy and soft challah bread is coated in a caramelized glaze and infused with the creme brulee flavoring that makes this dessert one of your faves. Baking the French toast instead of cooking it on the stove allows for the bread to soak up all of the creme brulee mixture. Not to mention, when you bake French toast, it puffs up to almost double the size. #DreamComeTrue.


For toast:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 & 3/4 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 slices (1.5 inch thick) challah
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For glaze:

  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. corn syrup

For toppings:

  • Berries
  • Vanilla ice cream


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all toast ingredients sans toast. Stir to combine.

2. Place the mixture in a casserole dish. Add challah slices, and let them soak for 20 minutes. Coat with excess mixture from the bottom of the dish. Flip, and let it soak another 20 minutes.

3. In a small skillet, melt butter from the glaze ingredients over medium heat. Add sugar and syrup. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour the caramel glaze over the toast immediately.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until the challah is shiny and bubbling on top. Eat immediately, and enjoy!

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