• 1 ½ cups milk
  • 4eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided, or more as needed
  • 6 (1 inch) thick slices dry brioche bread
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup, or more to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, dip each slice of brioche bread in the egg mixture and cook in the hot butter until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed. Transfer French toast to a baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Cook and stir 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium-low heat until browned and toasty, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer browned butter to a cold dish. Drizzle browned butter over baked French toast and top each slice with 1 tablespoon maple syrup.

  • Cook's Notes:

    Challah bread can be used in place of the brioche, if desired.

    Leave bread out overnight if fresh, in order to dry it out a bit.

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