Brioche French Toast with Walnut Crumble

Brioche French Toast with Walnut Crumble

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8 slices
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


French Toast

  • 6-8 slices of thick sliced brioche or french bread
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 eggs

Walnut Crumble

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Combine french toast egg mixture and dip sliced bread into it, totally immersing bread and covering both sides. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining slices. Allow bread to sit for 5-7 minutes.
  • Cook on a medium heat griddle that has been sprayed with cooking spray until golden brown.

Walnut Crumble

  • Combine all ingredients, using fingers to make sure butter is evenly distributed.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degress F for about 10 minutes. Stirring several times to prevent it from burning.
  • Remove from oven when golden brown and allow to cool.
  • Sprinkle over french toast and drizzle with maple syrup if desired.