If you’re looking for the ultimate breakfast sandwich, this is it.
This French toast breakfast sandwich has it all: sweet, buttery brioche French toast, fluffy eggs, melty cheesy, and crispy bacon.
If that’s not the definition of “perfect breakfast,” then I don’t know what is!
Unlike many recipes on my site, I didn’t necessarily try to make these “healthy.”
Don’t get me wrong: this is a very well-rounded breakfast sandwich. But I didn’t try to make it low-calorie like many other recipes you’ll find around here.
Each sandwich comes in around 450 calories, which is not bad at all, and it certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor!
If you want to take your boring breakfast up a notch, read on…
How to make brioche French toast sandwiches
If you ask me, you just can’t beat brioche bread, especially when it comes to French toast.
So for this French toast, I stuck with the buttery brioche bread.
St. Pierre Bakery makes the brioche bread that I buy, but any brand will do. And if you prefer another bread to brioche (or the ingredients force you to have a different type) that’s totally fine! Any bread truly works for French toast, I just find brioche bread to have the best flavor.
To make the French toast, we’re going to make a simple French toast egg mixture by whisking together eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
You’ll often find French toast recipes calling for sugar, but since syrup and French toast go hand-in-hand, I prefer adding that directly to the mixture.
Note: if you want to save calories, you can use egg whites for this mixture, but I prefer the richness of whole eggs. For an egg white version, check out my Maple Bacon French Toast Casserole.
Dip each slice of brioche bread into the egg mixture, then flip to fully coat. Add them to a pan to cook for about 2 minutes per side.
The exact time will vary based on how hot your pan is and what type of bread you’re using, so use your best judgment. If you flip the French toast and it doesn’t quite seem ready, you can give it another minute or two.
The should be and not burnt, like this:
Continue until all 4 slices of bread are done, and then it’s time to prep the eggs.
This is my little dirty secret when it comes to French toast: I take whatever I have left from the sweet egg mixture, then I add fresh eggs directly to that!
On the surface, it may seem odd because the mixture has syrup and cinnamon already in it. But it’s going right onto our sandwich, so the flavors blend perfectly!
Whisk up 2 eggs in a bowl with a splash of milk, then mix that directly into whatever you have leftover from your mixture.
Here’s my very lazy shortcut for making 2 folded eggs for sandwiches:
Add the eggs to your pan, then cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Us your spatula to cut the eggs in half, then fold each half over twice so it fits on a sandwich!
They may not be pretty, but they’re going between 2 slices of bread, so nobody is going to know.
As far as anyone can see, there are perfectly fluffy, folded eggs in there!
Now, all you need to do is add the eggs to your French toast, add a slice of cheese and bacon, then top with a little bit of powdered sugar for the presentation.
And there you have it!
You can top these French toast breakfast sandwiches with maple syrup, but I much prefer putting some on the side for dipping instead.
More recipes for breakfast lovers
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day by far. If it were up to me, I’d eat nothing but breakfast food for the rest of my life.
Naturally, I have a ton of breakfast recipes here for you to enjoy. Here are some of my favorites:
- Quick & Easy Protein Bagels
- Healthier Cinnamon Crunch Bagels
- Deliciously Crispy 3-Ingredient Churro Waffles
- 3-Ingredient Cake Mix Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein French Toast (Without Protein Powder)
- Hashbrown Crust Breakfast Pizza
French Toast Ingredients
- 4 Slices of Brioche Bread
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Milk of Choice
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (I use sugar-free syrup)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Rest of Sandwich
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Slices American Cheese (I use fat free American cheese slices)
- 4 Strips of Center Cut Bacon
- I used leftover bacon for my sandwiches, but if you need to fry up fresh bacon, do that first.
- Then, prep the French toast mixture. Whisk together the 2 eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a wide bowl.
- Heat up a frying pan over medium heat and spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray (or you can use melted butter if preferred).
- Dip a slice of Brioche bread in the egg mixture, then flip to coat the other side. Add to your preheated pan, then continue for a second slice of bread. Allow the bread to cook for about 2 minutes, then flip for another 2 minutes (you may need an additional minute or two depending on the heat of your pan or the size of your bread).
- Remove the French toast from the pan, then continue for your other 2 slices of bread.
- After making all 4 slices of French toast, you'll have a little bit of the egg mixture leftover. Whisk 2 eggs, along with a splash of milk, right into that mixture to make the eggs for the sandwiches. That way nothing goes to waste!
- Spray the same pan with nonstick spray, then pour the eggs right into the pan. Allow them to cook for a minute or two. Use your spatula to split the eggs down the middle, creating eggs for your 2 sandwiches. Fold each half over twice (see photos above the recipe card) to fit onto your sandwich.
- Put each folded egg onto a slice of French toast, add one slice of cheese and 2 strips of bacon, then top with your second slice of French toast. Top with powdered sugar or additional maple syrup.
You can use any type of bread you'd like, but nothing beats brioche bread for French toast, in my mind! If you wanted to save calories, you can go with lower-calorie bread.
This recipe can be made with egg whites instead of whole eggs for the French toast, but I don't find the flavor nearly as good.
If you want a condiment for this sandwich, mix up some maple syrup with a little bit of hot sauce for a little sweet & spicy sauce! That's my favorite way to top eggs or waffles since I love spicy food.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1 Sandwich
Amount Per Serving Calories 445Total Fat 21gCarbohydrates 38gProtein 27g