Easy Baileys French Toast Recipe: the perfect boozy breakfast or brunch. French toast made with Irish cream.
This Bailey’s French Toast is the perfect treat for brunch. If you’re a fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream, then you’ll love this recipe. It’s especially great as a St. Patrick’s Day treat, but it’s wonderful for any special occasions, or just to turn your regular weekend breakfast into something special with a decadent French toast.
Baileys Irish Cream
Baileys Irish cream is a alcoholic beverage made with cream, condensed milk, cocoa, and Irish whiskey, you can even make a homemade Baileys yourself. For this recipe though, we’ll stick to the already made version. The baileys adds so much flavor to this recipe that you can skip adding vanilla extract to the french toast. If you’re a chocolate lover, this Baileys French toast recipe is great with some shaved chocolate over top, or a drizzle of chocolate syrup, since there’s actually cocoa in the Irish cream it pairs very well together. You might even want to serve this with a hot chocolate, or better yet an Irish coffee.
We served ours with some Baileys whipped cream for our boozy brunch. This is a great way to accentuate the Baileys flavor even more. You could also do a regular whipped cream if you prefer. And we’ve served ours with a drizzle of syrup, for us it has to be pure maple syrup for the best taste. Fresh berries, or sliced bananas are also a great accompaniment also. You can also add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon if you’re a cinnamon lover.
We’re using a thick sliced white bread for this recipe. The best bread for this recipe is a sturdy bread. The thick slices of bread work very well for soaking up the egg mixture without getting too soggy. You could also use something like an egg bread, Italian loaf, French bread, Challah bread, or brioche bread. French toast is traditionally made with stale bread, as a way of using it up. So if you’ve got some bread that’s been around for a couple of days, this is a great way of reviving it, and turning it into a special treat.
We like to cook the French toast bread slices in fresh butter, rather than using a cooking spray, because the butter adds great, rich flavor to our to our decadent recipe.
For The Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 2 tbsp baileys
- 1 tsp sugar
For The French Toast
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup cream or milk
- 1/3 cup baileys
- 4 slices of bread
- 1 tbsp butter
- maple syrup
- Begin my making the whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine 1/2 cup whipping cream, 2 tbsp baileys, and 1 tsp sugar. Whip until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1/3 of milk or heavy cream, or half and half, and 1/3 cup of baileys. Whisk together until fully combined. Dip each slice of bread into the baileys mixture until completely coated.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook a couple of minutes per side, until the french toast has a golden brown edge.
- Serve hot with an optional dusting of icing sugar, drizzles of chocolate sauce, maple syrup, fresh fruit, and a generous dollop of baileys whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 719Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 323mgSodium: 506mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 19g
This is boozy french toast made with Irish cream liqueur is a perfect brunch dish, with great flavor. If you’re making this for a crowd at your next brunch, double or triple the recipe. Cook a few at a time and place the rest on a baking sheet in a single layer covered in foil in a low oven to stay warm until serving.
Give this brunch recipe a try next time you’re looking for a boozy breakfast. This decadent brunch option is a real winner, and crowd favorite. This recipe takes classic French toast up a few notches, and is sure to be a hit. With this Baileys French Toast recipe, life really is a party!
More Breakfast Recipe Inspiration
Check out our French Toast Casserole recipe here.
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