If you're like me, french toast is one of those things you eat like twice a year when you're craving the most extravagant brunch or suffering from a wild hangover and off-the-wall sugar cravings. As peach season comes to a close, I'd like to pay homage to my favorite meal (brunch) with this easy but impressive peach and pecan french toast recipe made with soft n chewy brioche bread. The brioche makes all the difference, so run out to Trader Joe's or Publix and get it. And when you're sick of french toast, you can make grilled cheeses. 😍
- 4 slices brioche bread (Trader Joe's)
- 3 whole peaches
- 1/3 c honey
- 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
- 1 cup crushed pecans
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- Dice the peaches and put them into a bowl. Drizzle with honey.
- In a large bowl combine the half and half, eggs, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans.
- Dredge the pieces of bread in the mixture. Soak up to 10 minutes.
- In a sauce pan on medium high, melt the butter and sautee the diced peaches for 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and heat it to medium-high. Cook the french toast for 2-3 minutes on each side, one at a time until you've finished.
- Layer the toast and peaches, sprinkle with pecans, and drizzle with syrup.