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Brioche French Toast with roasted Apricots and Rosemary

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  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegan


Rich and fluffy Brioche French toasts are topped with apricots roasted in rosemary syrup, for an easy but very tasty breakfast.


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French toast

  • 1 cup dairy-free milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 slices brioche or bread
  • Vegan butter for cooking (or oil)

Roasted apricots

  • 4 apricots
  • 30 g cane sugar
  • 20 ml water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 12 tbsp maple syrup

To serve

  • Vanilla ice cream or thick yogurt
  • Toasted sliced almonds


  1. Prepare the roasted apricots. Thoroughly wash the apricots and pat it dry. Cut the apricots in half, remove the stones, and cut the apricots into medium thick slices.
  2. Add the sugar, water and lemon juice to a saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is completely melted and the syrup starts to slightly brown.
  3. Then add the slices of apricots and the rosemary sprigs. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring and gently turning the fruits, until the apricots are soft but still hold their shape.
  4. Add the maple syrup to the pan and cook, stirring gently, until reduced and slightly thickened. Let cool in the pan.
  5. Make the French toast. Mix the cornstarch with a small quantity of milk. Add to a low shallow dish and whisk in the rest of the milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, until well combined.
  6. Add about 1 tablespoon vegan butter to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Meanwhile, place one slice of brioche into the mixture and carefully flip to coat both sides. Leave each slice only 30 seconds on each side.
  7. When butter has melted and begins to foam, add the soaked brioche. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, then flip the slice and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on the other side. Transfer the French toast to a platter and keep warm. Repeat with the other slices: soak in the mixture and cook until golden. Add a little more butter in the skillet between each slice.
  8. Serve the French toast warm with the roasted apricots, and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut yogurt, and toasted sliced almonds. Enjoy warm.


  1. You can use brioche (vegan if needed) or bread to make these French toast. You can either use day-old or fresh brioche, but a drier one will result in best result with a better capacity to hold its shape. If you use fresh brioche, don’t soak it for too long.