How To Make Baileys French Toast

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

For Serving:

  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Fresh strawberries, optional

Steps to Make It

Make the Challah French Toast

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bailey's French toast ingredients
  2. Whisk eggs in a shallow bowl until whites and yolks are completely incorporated.

    Whisked eggs in a shallow container
  3. Add in milk, sugar, Baileys, and vanilla extract to eggs and whisk again.

    Egg batter whisked together in a ceramic dish
  4. 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.

    bread soaking in egg wash
  5. 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.

    cooked French toast in the pan
  6. 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

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    chocolate sauce ingredients
  2. 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.

    chocolate sauce in a bowl with a spoon
  3. Drizzle French toast with chocolate sauce and top with whipped cream and strawberries if you wish.

    Baileys French Toast with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and strawberries

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