Ready for a boozy brunch at home? This Baileys French Toast is pillowy, chocolatey, buttery perfection. Plus, I’ve included an option to add Baileys Chocolate Drizzle for the ultimate next-level French toast.
It’s such a simple recipe and relies on just a few delicious ingredients and great technique to get all the boozy chocolate flavor and soft and fluffy texture you could dream of.
Green tip: Bread is one of the most wasted food products in the U.S. because of our tendency to throw it out as soon as it’s stale. Reduce your contribution to food waste by re-vamping your stale bread with this Baileys French Toast!
And when avoiding food waste tastes this good, I think it’s something we can all get behind.
Baileys French Toast Tips & Tricks
Gather Your Ingredients
Outside of your Baileys, here is everything you’ll need:
Whisk Your Wash
Use a fork or whisk to whisk your eggs and Baileys until well combined.
These two ingredients will act as your eggwash for your French Toast.
Start An Assembly Line
Set yourself up for success by prepping your ingredients and setting them up in a cute little assembly line.
Bread. Then, your Baileys egg mixture. Then your pan, with your butter melted and already hot. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
You should now be able to move your bread down the line pretty quickly. If you leave your bread in the egg wash for too long, it will make the middle of your French toast soggy. Womp womp 🤦♀️!
Get It Golden Brown
Your butter is already hot, so you should get that incredible sizzle sound when you place your egg-washed bread in it.
Give it about 5 minutes before peeking underneath. If it’s golden brown, it’s time to flip!
Avoid overcrowding your pan to allow enough room for easy flipping. I usually just cook two slices at a time.
Once you flip your French Toast, let it cook on the second side until golden brown. Again this should take about 5 minutes over medium heat.
Optional Baileys Chocolate Drizzle
This optional Baileys Chocolate Drizzle is for those who really want a rich, treat yo’self kind of French toast. It’s delicious without it, but this really brings it home!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Melt The Chocolate First
You can melt your chocolate over a double boiler on the stove.
Just fill a large pot with about 2 cups of water and place either a large, heat-safe metal bowl or a second, smaller pot on top. You want the bowl or smaller pot to rest inside the larger pot, preferably without touching the water underneath.
Bring the water in the large pot to a boil so that the upper pot or bowl rises in temperature slowly from the hot water underneath.
OR. For a quicker melt, put your chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
Once your chocolate is melted, use a whisk or fork to combine the melted chocolate and the Baileys. continually stirring until thick and smooth.
Green tip: Make sure your chocolate is sustainably sourced. Look for Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, or UTZ certifications as opposed to self-proclaimed sustainability labels that sometimes falsely advertise “sustainably sourced”.
Serve it Up!
The longer your syrup sits, the thicker it will get. Serve it over your Baileys French Toast immediately for best results.
If it thickens too much, stick it back in the microwave for 15 seconds on high and stir.
Should You Have Leftovers
French toast will stay delicious for 5-7 days wrapped and sealed in the refrigerator after preparing it. You can also freeze it for up to a month!
From the fridge, reheat on a frying pan for about 5 minutes on each side, until thoroughly heated through. You can also reheat it in the toaster oven or the oven at 375°F for 10 minutes from the refrigerator or 15 minutes from frozen.
The microwave will work in a pinch but does tend to make it a little soggy.
If you have extra egg wash, you can save that, too. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator to make more French toast over the next 2-3 days.
Why You Should Make this Baileys French Toast
- It’s decadent. Butter and chocolate and Baileys—oh my!
- It’s boozy. The addition of Baileys is the perfect touch.
- The texture! Soft and pillowy on the inside, golden brown and toasty on the outside.