Do you love classic French toast and all of its delicious flavor and it’s decadent custardy center? If so, you will love this twist this breakfast favorite by adding velvety Bailey’s Irish cream for a new flavor experience.
Why This Baileys French Toast Recipe Works
If you love Baileys Irish Cream Liquor and all of its many uses in flavoring your favorite treats you will love this French toast recipe. Like this Baileys eggnog, you can use Baileys to bring that Irish pub flavor to the table. Take it up a notch and use eggnog in place of the milk for an eggnog French toast with Bailey’s.
Ingredients Needed For French Toast With Baileys
- Baileys Irish Cream Liquor – Baileys (the company) didn’t sponsor me for this post. I just happened to like those flavors and trying them in different recipes like my Instant Pot Eggnog and Cranberry Rice Pudding and my Overnight Eggnog Bread Pudding recipes. You don’t need to use Baileys brand name cream liquor, please feel free to use the brand you prefer with those same flavors. You can even make your own with this Boozy Coffee Cream recipe of mine.
- Whole milk: I have used both regular 2% milk for this recipe along with heavy cream and even table cream. They all work very well and it just comes down to how much richness you prefer in the flavors.
- Eggs – Use the freshest you can find.
- Thick sliced bread – The type of bread to use here is full of variety. I’ve used thick sandwich bread because that’s all I had on hand. I’ve also used a sliced French bread loaf and Texas toast. You can use brioche if you wanted an even more decadent breakfast flavors.
How to Make French Toast With Baileys
- In a shallow baking dish, whisk the Baileys, milk, eggs, salt and cinnamon together.
- Heat the skillet and then dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are coated.
- Cook the bread slices in the skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they achieve a golden brown color.
- Serve hot with whipped cream and maple syrup, and savor the deliciousness!
****Salty Pot Tip: Look below for all the exact ingredient amounts, recipe directions, and notes in the printable recipe card below.
Tips And Variations For This Easy Breakfast Recipe
French toast is one of those basic dishes that is incredibly easy to customize to fit your personal preferences and put a twist on to give you some variety. Mixing in other flavorings to your French toast is one of the simplest ways to change the flavor.
Additions like flavored coffee creamers, vanilla, and other extracts all go incredibly well in French toast batter to make a flavorful dish.
Toppings are a fun way to add flavor and make every plate unique. Try frying some bananas in a small amount of butter and brown sugar to top this French toast with. Dust with powdered sugar and swerve with some fresh berries, or top with some chopped nuts.
Stuffed French toast is a lot of fun as well. Try putting bananas, cheesecake filling, or Nutella between two slices of bread before dipping to make a fun and flavorful Bailey’s stuffed French toast that is sure to be a hit.
What Can I Serve This Breakfast Recipe With?
This French toast is great for serving with other breakfast dishes or a buffet line up. You can serve this for Saturday breakfast or Sunday brunch and it fits well in their setting. This French toast goes amazingly well with sausage, bacon, eggs, and a tall glass of ice-cold milk or a steaming cup of coffee or tea.
Try making this as breakfast for dinner and serve it with some Baileys Eggnog drinks.
Store your leftover French toast in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to prevent it from dying out or collecting unwanted flavors. Eat within 3-4 days to keep those fresh flavors.
This recipe will freeze well for make-ahead breakfasts. If you freeze it, I suggest placing pieces of parchment paper between each slice so they don’t stick together and so they separate easily when you want a piece of two.
You can even slice it into strips and use it as French toast sticks, heating it up in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Questions You Might Have
Can I use cream instead of milk in the custard mixture?
Yes! I think if you used cream instead of milk, it would make the flavors even more rich and decadent!
What kinds of nuts do you recommend to put on top of the bread when you serve it?
Pecans would be my first choice, walnuts my second. After that, pretty much any chopped nuts would be delicious, with the exception of pine nuts or anything with bitter flavors.
Did You Make This Baileys Irish Cream French Toast?
If you’ve made this recipe, I’d love to hear what you thought of it! Did you change up the recipe in any way? Please leave a comment below along with a *****Star Rating**** in the recipe card before you go. And as always, thank you so much for stopping by The Salty Pot and I hope you have a wonderful day!
- 1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 pieces thick sliced bread
- A pinch of salt.
- Optional Toppings:
- Whipped cream
- Maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- In a shallow baking dish, mix together the eggs, Baileys, milk (or cream), cinnamon, and salt.
- Whisk until well incorporated.
- Heat a shallow skillet over medium heat, spraying it with non stick spray, oil, or butter.
- When the skillet it hot, dip the bread into the custard on both sides. *see notes
- Cook the bread on one side for 2-3 minutes or until lightly golden, then flipp and cook the other side.
- Remove to a pan and cover with tented foil until you're ready to serve. Plate the french toast with whipped cream, syrup (or more drizzled Baileys) and a sprinkle of cinnamon and fruit. Enjoy!
Leave the bread in for a minimum of 30 seconds per side in order for it to soak in the custard rather than just coat it.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.