|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 36g||46%|
|Saturated Fat 19g||93%|
|Total Carbohydrate 91g||33%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Total Sugars 49g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Baileys French toast is made of fluffy, sweet challah bread soaked in a Baileys-infused egg wash and topped with a decadent chocolate and Baileys sauce. It’s easy to make, and the Irish cream offers so much flavor that you barely need to add any other ingredients.
Challah or brioche bread works best for this recipe since they are thick, rich, and already have great flavor. However, you can use another bread of your choice. Thinner, less sturdy bread will need less time soaking in the egg wash and will have a shorter cooking time.
This French toast can be served any time of the year. It’s great for Christmas morning or St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also delicious on a weekend or served for a springtime brunch. It can easily be doubled or tripled for larger groups and you can turn it into an overnight French toast bake.
For the French Toast:
4 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 6 slices challah bread
2 tablespoons butter
For the Chocolate Sauce:
4 ounces dark chocolate
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons Baileys Irish cream
Whipped cream, optional
Fresh strawberries, optional
Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this French toast is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.
Make the Challah French Toast
Gather the ingredients.
Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl until whites and yolks are completely incorporated.
Add in milk, sugar, Baileys, and vanilla extract to eggs and whisk again.
Soak each slice of bread in egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Soak for a minute or so, longer if bread is extra thick, and less time if you are using a thinner bread.
Heat a skillet with a tablespoon of butter on medium-low heat. Cook French toast for 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.
Keep finished French toast warm in a 200 F oven. Cook remaining French toast using remaining butter. While the French toast is cooking, gather ingredients for chocolate sauce.
Make the Chocolate Sauce
Gather the ingredients.
Add chocolate chips, heavy cream, and Baileys to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, and then heat again in 15-second increments until the mixture is completely melted.
Drizzle French toast with chocolate sauce and top with whipped cream and strawberries if you wish.
You can also make Baileys French toast as an overnight French toast bake:
- Cut the bread into cubes.
- Place cubes in a buttered casserole. Pour the egg mixture over the top.
- Cover and refrigerate until the next morning or bake right away.
- Bake at 375 F for 25 to 40 minutes (use the longer cook time if you refrigerated overnight).