creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe
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Creme Brulee French Toast – Easter Breakfast Recipe

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This creme brulee french toast is one of my favorite go to breakfasts.  It also makes the perfect Easter breakfast recipe if you are looking for one.  What I love about this creme brulee french toast recipe is how easy it is to make because the prep work is all done the night before.  So in the morning, you just pop it in the oven and 40 minutes later you have breakfast!  This makes this breakfast perfect for holidays, especially Easter and Christmas.  This way you get to enjoy all the morning fun as well, instead of spending all your time in the kitchen.


creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe


I have been making this recipe as a part of our Christmas morning breakfast, paired with an egg casserole, for over 5 years now.  I have tweaked the recipe several times, and now it is perfect!  Only having this dish for Christmas breakfast isn’t enough, so we decided to add it to our Easter morning breakfast.  It will pair well with the hard boiled eggs you decorated, or our favorite, a variety of fruit.  If you haven’t colored your eggs yet, check out how you can dye your eggs using whip cream here.  These eggs turned out super cool, almost galaxy looking!


creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe

How to make Creme Brulee French Toast:

First, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Mix in brown sugar and maple syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into a 9×13 baking dish.  Swirl the baking dish until the bottom is evenly coated.


creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe


Slice the bread into about 1 inch slices, diagonally.  Arrange bread in the baking dish in a single layer.  In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk*, vanilla extract, almond extract** and salt.  Pour over the bread and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

* The original recipe called for half-and-half instead of milk.  I have used both the half-and-half and 2% milk and both come out perfect.  So for this, just use your milk of preference.

** You can change the flavoring by changing the type of extract you use.  I sometimes use coconut extract or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) instead of almond extract.


creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe


Cover and chill at least 8 hours, to overnight.  During this time, the bread will soak up all the liquid yumminess!  When you are ready to cook, it is suggested you remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature and preheat the oven to 350 degrees before baking.  I never do this.  I pull it straight out the refrigerator and put it into the oven and let it gradually warm up as the oven preheats.  This has always worked perfectly for me and makes it that much easier!  Then bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.  The toast should be lightly toasted when it is done.


creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe

This creme brulee french toast is even more delicious than it looks!

We like to drizzle a little syrup over top before eating, but you don’t even need that.  This creme brulee french toast is delicious as is!  It is perfect because it cooks during our epic Easter egg hunt and then ready when we are ready to eat!  It is also great for morning tailgates or breakfast to bring into the office. Hope you love this recipe as much as we do.


5 from 7 votes
creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe
Creme Brulee French Toast

This delicious french toast is a family favorite!  Especially because it is both easy to make and delicious!

Servings: 6
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 loaves french bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cinnamon
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Then, mix in brown sugar and syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and swirl the mixture to coat the bottom of the baking pan evenly.

  2. Next, slice your bread into 1 inch thick slices, diagonally, and arrange in your baking dish in a single layer.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt.  Pour over the bread and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

  4. Then, cover and chill for at least 8 hours, to overnight.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Remove dish from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.

  6. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.



creme brulee french toast easter breakfast recipe

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  • Reply
    March 29, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for the idea! I’ll be making this (g/f style) for Easter morning. 🙂

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    Julie Saillant
    March 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Looks good! I may give this a try, thank you for the tip!

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    Kim B Smith
    March 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I am hungry! LOL I love easy recipes! Thank you!

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    March 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my, that looks divine! Feeling hungry now…

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    March 29, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. This looks amazing!!!! Great recipe idea!

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    Maggie |
    March 29, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Looks fabulous! I’m sure it tastes even better!!

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    March 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Sounds delicious and easy to make! Will have to try it.

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    March 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Looks marvelous! I make something similar for Christmas morning but has never thought of using Grand Marnier or different extract. Really wish I wasn’t dieting now!

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    Candi Randolph
    March 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Pinned this one…it’s a keeper! Thanks for sharing, I think it will become a holiday family favorite at our house, too

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    Jamie Harper
    March 29, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    This looks amazing! My kids will love it! Pinned for later!~

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    Emily McBurney
    March 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    This looks amazing! We may have to try it.

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    Evelyn, Path of Presence 🦋
    March 29, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Creme Brûlée is my all time favorite dessert, and now, I can have it for breakfast =). My mouth and tummy are cheering for the party that’s about to come! ☺️
    With blessings, 💕 Xo, Evelyn, 🦋

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    March 29, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Love it! Going to indulge. Thank you for this.

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    March 29, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Nice! When I saw “French Toast,” I thought “too much work” but this looks totally easy!

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    Carissa Davis
    March 30, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Totally just got me hungryyy…. looks great, and thanks for sharing!

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    Stephanie Christmas
    March 30, 2018 at 1:10 am

    My daughter will love this recipe! She loves all french toast 🙂

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    March 30, 2018 at 1:16 am

    I’ve made Paula Deen’s creme brûlée french toast and loved it. who doesn’t love sugar and butter? I’m going to have to try your recipe. Easter would be the perfect time.

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    March 30, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Looks like a yummy breakfast! Do you do it every Easter? One of my friends would make rolls with a marshmallow inside, and when it is cooked the marshmallow is gone and it is a hollow tumb like the Easter story. That was fun!

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      Kristi Ann
      March 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      I have heard of this and wanted to try that one year!

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    Mrs. SBF
    March 30, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Sounds really good!

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    March 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

    This looks so incredibly amazing!!!! And, easy too!

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    Laura Belle
    March 30, 2018 at 10:27 am

    This looks delicious. I love french toast.

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    March 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    This looks so delicious! I will have to try it!

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    March 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I LOVE french toast and have never seen a creme brulee version! I have printed this recipe to try out!!!

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    March 30, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Yum! I love how easy and simple the ingredients are! Definitely need to try this one.

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    Tiffany Bailey
    March 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    oh my goodness that looks so good! you’ve got me craving all kinds of sweet breakfast things now haha!

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    March 30, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love everything about this recipe! YUM!

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    March 30, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Great idea for a special holiday breakfast. Heading to the store now! Thank you.

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    March 31, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Mmm we love French toast in our family!

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    March 31, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    This looks amazing!! Pinned the recipe.

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    Paul Albert
    April 2, 2018 at 8:22 am

    That looks lush and sure it tastes as good as it looks.

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