Brioche French Toast with an Orange Zest



This weekend Justin and I were so excited to spend the weekend at the family’s new cabin with my parents. To celebrate, I wanted to break in our first breakfast together making something special. My mom and I have always loved breakfast since I was a little girl.  One of our favorites is french toast so I thought I’d make a spiced up holiday version using some brioche bread, some booze and fresh orange juice!

Below I’m sharing this cabin & family friendly Brioche French Toast with an Orange Zest! This is a great holiday breakfast you can make the night before and quickly pop in the oven the next morning. I promise you this dish will WOW your guests and have you running back for round 2! Enjoy!


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1 loaf of Brioche French Bread (Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup of Captain Morgan

1 1/2 cups of milk 2%

4 large eggs

3 Tbsp of agave syrup

1 tsp of cinnanom

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 orange zest

1/2 of an orange

1/4 tsp salt

8 pieces of brioche bread

Corn Flake Topping:

1 stick of butter

2 cups of corn flakes

3 Tbsp of agave syrup



  1. In a cast iron skillet or casserole dish, butter bottom of dish.
  2. Break apart the brioche bread into bite size pieces and place into skillet (about 1″-2”).
  3. In a bowl mix milk, eggs, Captain Morgan, agave, cinnamon, vanilla & orange zest; squeeze half of the orange into mixture & salt.
  4. Use an electric mixer until well blended.
  5. Pour over bread mixture and soak over night.
  6. Before baking, allow to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until fully cooked.

Corn Flake Topping 

  1. Melt 1 stick of butter.
  2. Add agave syrup.
  3. Stir butter and agave until creamy.
  4. Slowly add corn flakes. Mix until well coated.
  5. Once well coated, transfer all the corn flake mixture on top of the french toast mixture the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
  6. Enjoy topped with agave syrup!

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