Maple & Walnut Brioche French Toast

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Recipe: #34671

April 12, 2020

Categories: French Toast

"From our Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. Times are estimated."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (486.4 g)
  • Calories 1371.7
  • Total Fat - 108.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 945.8 mg
  • Sodium - 667.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.8 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 66.6 g
  • Calcium - 426.1 mg
  • Iron - 10.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the eggs and cream in a small shallow tray and whisk to combine and spread the walnut on a separate tray.

Step 2

Dip the brioche into the egg mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds and then press each slice into the walnuts.

Step 3

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and brush with butter and cook the brioche, in 2 batches, for 3–4 minutes each side or until golden brown. Sprinkle with nutmeg and drizzle with maple to serve.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the cream, make sure to use single pouring cream for the best texture and flavour.
  • To ensure the walnuts are finely chopped, use a food processor or a sharp knife.

  • Replace the cream with coconut milk - Coconut milk is a great dairy-free alternative to cream that still gives a creamy texture to the French toast. It is also a healthier option that is lower in fat and calories.
  • Replace the walnuts with almonds - Almonds are higher in protein and fiber than walnuts and are also a great source of healthy fats. They also provide a slightly different flavor and texture to the French toast that can be a nice change of pace.

Chocolate & Coconut Brioche French Toast Replace the walnuts with finely chopped coconut and add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the egg and cream mixture. Top with grated dark chocolate and serve with a drizzle of honey instead of maple syrup.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Raisins - This warm and comforting side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Maple & Walnut Brioche French Toast. It adds a hint of sweetness and brings out the flavors of the cinnamon and nutmeg. The raisins add a chewy texture and the apples provide a nice crunch.

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote: Buttermilk pancakes are a classic breakfast dish that pairs perfectly with the Maple & Walnut Brioche French Toast. The tangy buttermilk flavor is complemented by the sweet and tart blueberry compote, making for a delicious combination. The blueberries provide a burst of flavor and the compote adds a rich depth of flavor.


Q: Does this recipe require pre-chopped walnuts?

A: No, the recipe requires finely chopped walnuts. You can chop them yourself or buy them pre-chopped.

Q: Do I need to use a food processor for this recipe?

A: No, you don't need a food processor. You can use a knife or a blender to chop the walnuts.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Maple syrup was first used by Indigenous Canadians and Native Americans, who would boil the sap of maple trees to create syrup. The process of making maple syrup has been passed down through generations and is still used today.

Fun Fact 2: Brioche French Toast is a favorite of celebrities and famous chefs alike, with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay describing it as “the perfect way to start the day”.