Who doesn’t love to start a slow weekend morning with a warm, sweet, and decadent breakfast? If you’re looking for more indulge-worthy breakfast recipes, try my Overnight Belgian Waffles and this Gluten Free Waffle Recipe with Almond Flour. If you have some extra brioche on hand, use it to make this delicious Brioche French Toast Casserole

Brioche waffles layered with fruit from the front view.

Ingredients

We’re keeping the ingredient list short and simple for this recipe, making it easy to whip up these quick brioche waffles whenever the mood strikes. Top them off with fresh fruit and maple syrup for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • For this brioche waffle recipe, gather a loaf of brioche bread, whole milk, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (optional). 
  • As optional toppings, use maple syrup, chopped seasonal fruit, and optional confectioner’s sugar. 

Ingredient Substitutions and Optional Add-Ins

If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, you may not have to take a trip to the store. You can easily substitute for the bread and a few other ingredients, so feel free to be resourceful and make it your own. Here are my recommendations: 

  • Bread: The soft, fluffy texture and lightness of French brioche makes for a mouth-watering recipe, but don’t stress if your local store doesn’t carry it or if you don’t have the ingredients to make it at home. A great substitute is Challah bread, which is similar in texture and flavor. If you’d like to make Challah from scratch, try this Challah Bread Recipe
  • Milk: While I love the richness that whole milk gives this recipe, you can also use skim milk for an option that is lower in fat and calories. 
  • Sweetener: I personally find it sufficient to drizzle maple syrup over my waffles to give them some sweetness, but you can also add additional sweetener to your milk and egg mixture. I recommend adding a bit of coconut sugar, maple syrup, regular sugar, or brown sugar into the milk mixture as you’re whisking in the rest of the ingredients. 

How to Make Brioche Waffles 

This fast brioche recipe comes together in about 25 minutes, meaning you can spend less time cooking and cleaning and more time indulging. Here’s how to make them:  

  1. Slice the bread: Cut your brioche loaf into approximately 1 ½ inch slices. Set them aside. 
  2. Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. You can keep your cooked brioche bread waffles in the oven to keep warm while you cook the rest of the waffles. 
  3. Preheat the waffle iron: Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  4. Make the milk mixture: Add the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and (optional) maple syrup to a bowl and whisk until combined. Dip each slice of brioche into the mixture for 2-3 seconds per side. Transfer them to a baking sheet. 
  5. Cook the waffles: Spray the waffle iron with vegetable oil spray and cook each piece of brioche according to your iron’s instructions. Make sure to spray the iron before adding another slice. 
  6. Transfer to the oven: Transfer each cooked waffle onto a baking sheet and keep them in the warmed oven as you cook the rest of the waffles. Continue until all your slices are cooked. 
  7. Serve: Top each waffle with chopped fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup. For additional sweetness, dust the waffles with confectioner’s sugar. 
A slice of brioche bread waffle topped off with fruit from the top view.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat 

The great thing about this fast brioche recipe is that you can make extra waffles to store and enjoy for breakfast throughout the week. All you have to do is reheat them, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy! Here are a few storage tips: 

  • Store: If you think you’ll consume the extra waffles within a few days, let them cool to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container. They’ll keep in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Freeze: I like to freeze my extras, so I have a quick waffle to enjoy whenever I have a busy morning. To freeze, allow them to come to room temperature before placing them in a freezer-safe, airtight container (ensure it’s airtight to prevent freezer burn). You can store them in the freezer for up to a month. 
  • Reheat: To reheat the waffles from the fridge or the freezer, pop them in the toaster or toaster oven until they’re warm.

How to Serve

This simple recipe pairs beautifully with a variety of toppings, allowing you and your family to customize the flavors to your liking. Top it off with fresh fruit and a dusting of cinnamon for a lighter option, or go crazy with the toppings to make it more indulgent. 

For a classic, subtly sweet waffle topping, add a dollop of this Whipped Maple Cream. Or, to truly indulge a sweet tooth, generously spread some Healthy Chocolate Frosting on your brioche waffles recipe. If a fruity flavor profile with natural flavoring is more your speed, add a drizzle of Pureed Blueberries

FAQs

What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?

Belgian waffles and regular “American” waffles mainly differ in size and texture. Belgian waffles tend to be thick and fluffy, as they’re usually made with a yeasted dough that puffs up when cooked, while regular waffles are thin and dense. Belgian waffles are also sometimes coated with Belgian pearl sugar (sometimes referred to as Liege waffles), giving them a crispy exterior with a nice crunch.

Can you freeze brioche waffles?

Yes, you can! To freeze brioche bread waffles, allow them to come to room temperature before placing them in a freezer-safe, airtight container. Store them in the freezer for up to a month.

Other Quick Breakfast Recipes You Might Like

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it delicious? Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, you can find lots of breakfast inspiration here on the blog. Check out the links below for some ideas:

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Brioche Waffles Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Yields8 Slices
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
These quick brioche waffles are a great alternative to waffles made with batter, especially when you are short on time. It is made by lightly dipping slices of brioche in an egg and milk mixture and cooking them in a waffle iron. Simply make a batch eat it right away, or freeze it for later.

Ingredients 

  • 1 loaf Brioche bread
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
  • vegetable spray
  • ½ cup seasonal fruit, chopped
  • Confectioners’ sugar, (optional)

Instructions 

  • Slice Brioche into 1½ inch thick slices. Set aside.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • Pre-heat your waffle iron.
  • Whisk together the milk, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (if using). Dip each slice into the mixture for 2-3 seconds on both sides and then transfer it to a baking sheet.
  • Spray the waffle iron with vegetable spray. Cook each slice in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to spray again after each slice to prevent bread from sticking.
  • Transfer cooked waffles onto a rimmed baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven as you cook the rest of the slices.
  • To serve: Top them off with chopped fruit. Drizzle them with maple syrup. If preferred, sprinkle it with some confectioners’ sugar.

Video

Notes

  • Store: If you think you’ll consume the extra waffles within a few days, let them cool to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container. They’ll keep in the fridge for up to four days.
  • Freeze: I like to freeze my extra waffles, so I have one ready to go whenever I’m craving a quick, yummy breakfast. To freeze, allow them to come to room temperature before placing them in a freezer-safe, airtight container (make sure it’s airtight to prevent freezer burn). You can store them in the freezer for up to a month.
  • Reheat: To reheat the waffles from the fridge or the freezer, simply pop them in the toaster or toaster oven until they’re warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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14 Comments

  1. I love this recipe, Aysegul!  I adore brioche, but make them into waffles..?  I’m melting!  Delicious video too my dear! xo  

    1. Yup! :)) It is such an easy way to make waffles quick. Thank you for your kind words my friend.
      PS: Aren’t you on vacation? Why are you commenting on blog posts? :))

  2. Wow – these look like the most addicting waffles ever. And all that fruit on top just pops against that crispy brown exterior! I usually never plan ahead for weekend brunches, so using a good bread for waffles is just perfect for me! I’m going to have to try it with some GF bread! Mmmmm.

    1. Thank you Sarah. I first topped them off only with the berries, but then I felt like they blended too much with the color of the plates. Luckily, I had a ripe mango in the fridge. The yellow color of the mango gave it a really nice contrast and made it pop. Ahh things we do for photography :)) I have to try this with a GF bread. Do they have GF breads with high butter/fat content?Cheers my friend <3

  3. I love making brioche waffles! They taste just like overnight yeast waffles. These look fantastic, Aysegul – so beautiful <3

    1. So true. I was just thinking the same thing. I guess it is because of the high butter content in brioche.Thank you for your sweet words Beeta. <3

    1. Thank you so much ladies. This was my first time trying that angle and I loved the light as well. Hope you are doing well.. Cheers!

  4. These waffles look and sound amazing. I would never have thought to turn brioche into waffles like this. It is genius! 

    1. Thank you so SO much Marisa. It is such an easy and delicious recipe. I couldn’t help but share. <3