I love to make a big weekend breakfast and French Toast has to be my all time favorite breakfast! For the longest time, I couldn't make it properly at home because I didn't have a griddle. That all changed when David got me a FABULOUS electric reversible griddle for Christmas! It is a griddle on one side and a grill on the other! You cannot believe the excitement! You can cut these into sticks for your kids and give pure maple syrup on the side for dipping. I also freeze the leftovers for future breakfasts!
Family Breakfast French Toast
- 1 Brioche Loaf (this recipe is for apple cinnamon brioche, you can omit the applesauce to make it just plain- or you can use store bought brioche, challah, or Texas Toast), sliced into 3/4 inch thick slices
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. orange extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup honey
- butter for greasing the griddle (even if your griddle is non stick, you still need to butter it generously)
Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, extracts, and honey in a medium bowl. Arrange the brioche slices in a large flat dish (such as a baking dish). Pour the egg mixture over and turn the slices to coat. Allow to soak in egg mixture for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Set griddle to medium high heat (or place on stove over medium high heat) and grease generously with butter. Place as many brioche slices on the griddle as will fit without crowding and cook on each side approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side the same amount of time. Serve with powdered sugar, maple syrup, or fresh fruit!