This is not your average French toast recipe. Thick slices of brioche are bathed in a lightly sweet almond cream and cooked to a toast, crunchy perfection. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top or finish with an elegant sprinkle of powdered sugar. It makes for a decadent weekend breakfast or a quick dessert. Reminiscent of an almond croissant; it will have you yearning for views of Paris while you sip a latte.
Almond French Toast Recipe
Yields: 6-8 slices
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
¼ cup almond butter (I used Justin’s vanilla)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6-8 slices thick brioche
~¼ cup sliced almonds
- In a microwave-proof bowl, add almond butter and butter. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted. Whisk until fully combined.
- Add eggs, cream, salt and vanilla; whisk until mixture is uniform and no lumps remain from the almond butter.
- Have a medium skillet over medium heat ready with a small amount of butter.
- Dip a piece of bread into the batter and flip over. Don’t let it sit, it doesn’t need to soak, simply coat the outside.
- Sprinkle sliced almonds over the bread and place into the skillet, almond side down. Sprinkle more almonds on the top side.
- Once the bottom is golden brown, flip over and brown the other side. Roughly one minute per side.
- Repeat with as many servings as you would like to make.
- This process works best to have a “clean hand” and a “dirty hand.” The dirty hand might get in the batter, while the clean hand flips the toast and distributes the almonds.
- Whisk the batter between each slice of bread, as the yummy almond bits can settle.
- You can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make French toast (or keep leftover batter for a second day of deliciousness).
Kelli Marks is a self-taught cake decorator turned pastry chef, specializing in wedding cakes. Her interest in baking began early under the tutelage of her grandmother. Her desserts have been featured in numerous local, national and global publications. Easy One-Bowl Baking: No-Fuss Recipes for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods is her first cookbook. Find her on Instagram @sweetlovebakes.
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