Baileys French Toast is divine! It’s melt in your mouth good and totally worth the calories. Have some friends over for brunch and share this dish, it will be a satisfying culinary experience.

Baileys French Toast by Diverse Dinners

Baileys French Toast is the type of dish I save for a celebration. A holiday that I enjoy. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, a holiday hailed as the day of service. Every year, I take time out on MLK day to remember Martin Luther King Jr’s service to the civil rights movement. His fortitude and wisdom. I try to conjure those same qualities and consider how I could apply them to my life. With all that mindful processing it’s necessary to have something tasty to enjoy – right?

It took me no time at all to chomp down on two pieces of Baileys French Toast. Who can resist chunks of fruit and Baileys laced French toast drowned in maple syrup and a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar?

Baileys French Toast by Diverse Dinners

I was really lucky to get my hands on some really tasty brioche. The couple who live in the next apartment from me are culinary school students and they’re currently working on their baking skills. They gave me a wonderful warm brioche loaf and suggested I use it to make French toast – so I did! The brioche was perfect and as I sit here writing this blog, I am also working on a plan on how to bump into my neighbors very soon so that I can ask them for their brioche recipe.

My neighbors have shared some other tasty baked goods with me. Some pain au chocolat, caraway seed bread to name a few and I scoffed them down. They were delightful. However going forward, if they continue to share their work I’ll do my best to share some of it with you.

The next time you have something to celebrate give this recipe a try and let me know if you think.

Baileys French Toast

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour


  • 8 slices from a brioche loaf
  • 2 cup oat milk or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted + 3 tbsp unsalted butter (solid)
  • 1 large egg + 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Baileys
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 4 cups of fresh seasonal fruit
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup to serve


  • Place brioche slices on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 300.
  • Remove bread once bread feels dry but has not begun to fully toast.
  • Lower oven to 200.
  • Warm milk on a medium heat in a saucepan until you see small bubbles form around the edges.
  • Add melted butter and gently whisk to combine then remove from the heat.
  • Place egg and yolks in a mixing jug and add sugar, Baileys, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and whisk thoroughly.
  • Whisking gently add warmed milk mixture.
  • Pour batter into a wide shallow bowl and coat both sides of each brioche slice by pressing it into batter for 15 seconds.
  • After coating, place on a wire rack placed on top of a baking sheet.
  • Heat 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet on medium heat and add four slices.
  • Cook on both sides until golden and return to wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Add another tbsp of butter to the skillet to cook the second batch of brioche slices.
  • Once all brioche slices are golden, place baking sheet with brioche in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with fresh fruit, powdered sugar and maple syrup.


Keep the batter warm by placing it on the stove until ready to coat brioche.