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Savoury Brioche French Toast for Breakfast or Brunch

Spicy Savoury Brioche French Toast

Breakfast, Sponsored Post | 27th November 2016 | By

Quick and easy savoury brioche French toast with chilli, spices, parsley and sesame seeds. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or supper.

Hooray it’s Sunday and a good excuse for a lazy weekend breakfast. It’s also a good time to share a moment with friends and family. Why not combine the two? Yesterday, we did exactly that. I made some scrumptious spicy brioche French toast and this proved to be the star of the show.

Brioche Pasquier

Brioche Pasquier are a French brioche and pastry specialist that started life in 1936 as a small village bakery. With over 3,000 employees worldwide, they’ve rather outgrown their original premises. They make a range of baked goods including croissants, pain au chocolate and as their name suggests, brioche. CT is a fan of all three, so when I was sent some Brioche Pasquier goodies to share, he was definitely up for it.

The dough is made with a traditional ‘levain’ otherwise known as sourdough starter. This gives taste and texture to the final products, which are all free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fats. The range can be found at Tesco, Sainsbury’s Morrisons, The Co-op, Budgens and Ocado.

Savoury Brioche French Toast

I like a savoury breakfast, so when I saw the Brioche Pasquier loaf my mind immediately leapt to spicy savoury brioche French toast. Making it is a simple process, but the result was a revelation. I’m going to find it hard to make French toast with anything other than brioche from now on.

Brioche Pasquier Breakfast

First, I beat up eggs with a dash of milk, my current favourite chilli spice mix, salt pepper and fresh parsley. Then I soaked the brioche in the mix, scattered over some black sesame seeds and fried in just a dab of butter.

As well as the savoury brioche French toast, I also made some cheese and chard sandwiches with Brioche Pasquier’s pain au lait. The salty sharp cheese compliments the soft sweet brioche rolls beautifully and the green leaves add crunch and phytonutrients. Any favourite green leaves would be good here, but Swiss chard is what I had in the house.

Cups of tea, some warm pain au chocolate and hot croissants spread with my mother’s homemade quince jelly completed our leisurely breakfast. What better way to start the weekend than that?

Who would you share your brioche breakfast with?

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For a homemade version of brioche, you could try my Strasbourg kouglof.

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Savoury Brioche French Toast

Quick and easy savoury brioche French toast with chilli, spices, parsley and sesame seeds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British
Keyword: brioche, chillies, savoury
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 4 slices of brioche (I used brioche Pasquier)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp favourite chilli spice mix (I used a hot Turkish seasoning, Ya Salam)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • good grinding of black pepper
  • 3-4 sprigs of parsley - chopped
  • 1 tsp black or white sesame seeds
  • knob of unsalted butter


  • Beat the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, spices and parsley together and pour into a flattish container.
  • Add the butter to a non stick frying pan and place over a low to medium heat.
  • Dip a brioche slice into the egg mixture, first one side then the other.
  • When the butter is hot, add to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden. Scatter some of the sesame seeds over the top then turn over and fry the other side.
  • Repeat with the other slices and eat whilst hot.


Can be kept warm on a plate in a low oven whilst the other slices are cooking.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg


This spicy brioche French toast goes to Gingey Bites for Weekend Brunch Club.

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  1. Suelle

    27th November 2016 at 9:24 am

    Savoury French toast sounds delicious.

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Suelle, it is delicious. We had it again for breakfast this morning.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    27th November 2016 at 9:39 am

    French toast made with brioche must be extremely delicious!
    p.s how about Sugar Free, Grain Free Fruit Cake for the advent calendar?

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 5:51 pm

      It is delicious Angie. We had it for breakfast again today. Your fruit cake sounds perfect, thank you 🙂

  3. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    27th November 2016 at 10:46 am

    I have been experimenting with Brioche Pasquier french toast recently and the kids love it.

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 5:49 pm

      It makes for a mean French toast I reckon Bintu 🙂

  4. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    27th November 2016 at 11:22 am

    Wow sounds like one hell of a breakfast. Can i come round next time :-p Brioche Pasquier must be doing something right if you can now find them around rhe world. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them in my suoermarket because your french toast sounds divine!!

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Emma. That was a big breakfast. It lasted us pretty much most of the day. The French toast is supper yummy and we had it again for breakfast this morning.

  5. janie

    27th November 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Love the idea of ‘savourising’ a brioche, and giving a chilli kick too!
    Janie x

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Janie, it makes for a splendid combination 🙂

  6. Sylvia

    27th November 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Love the idea of brioche french toast for brekkie! I had the eggy bread with cheese for breakfast this morning so kind of similar to that 🙂

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Oh yes, that sounds similar and very delicious Sylvia.

  7. Kavey

    27th November 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Love love love the sweet savoury brioche French toast! Had a sweet version yesterday which was also delicious!

    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Kavey. French toast is delicious – sweet or savoury or both 🙂

  8. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    28th November 2016 at 10:19 am

    Brilliant idea to use brioche for French toast! It looks so fluffy, just perfect. I love using it for bread and butter pudding too.

    • Choclette

      28th November 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Ooh yum. I bet it makes a fab bread and butter pudding.

  9. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    28th November 2016 at 11:53 am

    How fun is that! And breakfast (and brunch) are just the best meals of the day, eh?

    • Choclette

      28th November 2016 at 2:03 pm

      I agree Rebecca, you can’t beat a leisurely breakfast or brunch 🙂

  10. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day

    29th November 2016 at 4:31 am

    What a fantastic idea! I also enjoy savory breakfasts. This is perfect for brunch!

    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks Amy. It makes for a perfect lazy brunch indeed 🙂

  11. Sus //

    29th November 2016 at 7:14 pm

    What a spread! We used to have those brioche rolls during family holidays in France. I used to love layering up cheese and the lovely mayo in those buns. I do love French toast too.

    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 8:16 pm

      Now you have transported me to France and reminded me of camping holidays there – not a bad place to be at all 🙂

  12. Elena

    1st December 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I love Brioche Pasquier, my boys love the brioche ones with chocolate inside (I love them too!!)

    • Choclette

      1st December 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Chocolate inside can only be a good thing Elena 🙂

  13. Gingey Bites

    10th January 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I also love a savoury breakfast and those do look really good! Thank you for also adding to my Weekend Brunch Club linky!

    • Choclette

      11th January 2017 at 8:34 am

      Thank you. I have to say, I’m very envious of all your Aussie brunch opportunities 😉

  14. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    16th January 2017 at 11:27 am

    I love brioche bread and this spicy French toast sounds delicious x #weekendbrunchclub

    • Choclette

      16th January 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks Kirsty. I’ve never made French toast with brioche before this – it’s so good 🙂

  15. Corina

    16th January 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I also prefer a savoury breakfast and love the idea of a savoury French toast

    • Choclette

      16th January 2017 at 5:23 pm

      It’s delicious and my favourite way of having it Corina.


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