Mother’s Day Brioche French Toast

Mother’s Day Brioche French Toast

TIP: If you want to prep ahead, place French Toast on baking sheet and keep in oven set to 200 degrees until ready to serve.


  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or more if you like
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 10 slices brioche (thick slice)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup warmed
  • Optional Garnish – room temperature hazelnut spread 1-2 tsp.
  • Warmed Pure maple syrup and confectioners’ sugar


  1. Whisk the eggs in a low shallow dish – a pie plate works well. Add the whole milk, sugar and vanilla extract, cinnamon and whisk again until well combined.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon butter brush grill pan with melted butter. Meanwhile, place one slice of brioche into the egg mixture and turn to coat both sides – be sure all the bread is completely soaked before removing. Turn airfryer on 400 and wait for butter to warm a minute then transfer as many pieces of brioche that will comfortably fit into your airfryer without touching. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown then pause, open drawer and carefully flip the bread and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on the other side.
  3. Transfer the French toast to a warm platter and top with warmed maple syrup and a dallop of room temperature hazelnut spread.

Serve immediately.

Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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