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Sunday Brunch – Amaretto French Toast

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We don’t cook breakfast very often. Dinner is really our thing. Even on the weekends, we’re up at a decent hour and usually work through most of the day. I’m fine with a glass of chocolate soy milk, which usually lasts me until lunchtime.

So when we do make breakfast, it’s always a treat.

I haven’t had or made French toast in a very long time. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had it.

So as I was eying the half loaf of Golden Brioche Bread we had left in the fridge, I knew it would be good for two things: bread pudding, or french toast. Obviously I chose the later.

This recipe is super quick, rich, and delicious, and easy to make dairy free. You could also swap out the amaretto (but who would want to?) and flavor it with vanilla or cinnamon instead.

Amaretto French Toast


2 eggs
1/2 cup soy creamer (or half and half)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Amaretto
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 slices brioche or egg bread


In a shallow dish, whisk together all ingredients. Working two slices at a time, place bread into dish. Let soak for about 1 minute, flip and let other side soak.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. When melted, retrieve slices from egg mixture and add to skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining slices.

Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with syrup. Serve with fresh fruit and a glass of orange juice for the perfect sunday brunch.

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13 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. We love French Toast and indulge in weekends once in a while. This sounds really lovely! Especially with the brioche.

  2. French toast is defintely a needed indulgence every now and then. I believe that brioche bread, and challah bread, were created solely to be soaked in egg and fried in butter. I haven’t tried the amaretto trick though, so next time, I’m getting liquered up.

  3. That looks absolutely amazing, I want some!

  4. I’ll be waiting for Sundays to come because of this delicious toast!

  5. Nothing beats amaretto at 9:30 in the morning! :) haha.

  6. Can I place an order for Sunday morning, let’s say about 10:30am?? kthx :)

  7. I really, really, heart your plates!

  8. Thanks! This one actually came from urban outfitters… they have some cute designs!

  9. Hi Lindsay,

    I’ve tagged you for the ever popular “5 Things Meme.” So I guess “You’re it” now.


  10. Hi! You guys are a gem to find! It’s so rare to find “couple” cooking together in the kitchen and still able to live together afterwards!
    This french toast looks marvelous and the photograph just pops!
    We’ll have to add you to our “couples” blogroll!

  11. What a great recipe for a quick breakfast amaretto treat. French toast is something we could never tire of.

  12. Can’t wait to try this. I had a recipe years ago that everyone loved but I cannot find it now. I have guests this morning and I’m going to try it with Challah. Will write later with comments.

  13. This was very delicious! I never tried baking anything with Amaretto but I found it added a great but not obvious flavor. I will definitely try the recipe again.

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