I find French toasts a bit easier and faster than pancakes, and you don’t need an exact recipe and it’s foolproof. You can eyeball the ingredients, as I’m sure you’ve made many French toasts in the past. Although brioche is not “healthy” we indulge on special occasions like Mother’s Day. Here are some tips to ensure a delicious and easy classic brunch favorite.


  • Choose organic and/or pasteurized large eggs.
  • Use almond or other nut or coconut milk; preferably organic
  • Use freshly ground cinnamon and a pinch of cardamom, which is optional
  • Pinch of sea salt brings out all the flavors in each ingredients, but it’s also optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • Choose a day old, thick, and hearty bread like challah, ciabatta, whole grain, or brioche, etc.
  • Use organic or regular maple syrup; room temperature or slightly warm.
  • Top with fresh berries, chopped bananas, and/or nuts.
  • Dusting of organic powdered sugar is optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, spices, and salt together
  • Dip each slice of bread in the mixture; both side well coated.
  • In a nonstick skillet or griddle with a bit of coconut or olive oil, cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Keep the toasts in a 150 degree oven to keep warm before serving.

Pour maple syrup over a slice or two and enjoy with your favorite toppings and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and/or a cup of really good coffee, or a glass of champagne or mimosa. Yum! Life is oh so good…