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Twice Baked Chocolate Almond Brioche

If you have never had twice baked brioche, you are in for a real treat. It’s easy to make and tastes as if purchased at a pastisserie.  

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked brioche french toast, baked french toast recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 422 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1 loaf Brioche sliced into 1 to 1 1/2-inch slices

For the Syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Frangipane:

  • 8 oz almond paste at room temperature not marzipan or almond filling
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • Confectioners sugar


To make the syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, and orange juice.  Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds and pulp into the pan along with the pod.  Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Boil syrup for 1 minute; remove from heat and remove the pod.  Cool completely.

To make the frangipane:

  1. In a mixing bowl, blend the butter and almond paste until creamy. Mix in sugar, salt and almond extract.  Add eggs and beat until smooth.  Mix in flour.

To assemble:

  1. Place a wire rack over a parchment lined baking sheet.   Dip each slice of bread in orange syrup.  Place on a wire rack. Once bread slices have drained excess syrup, take each slice one at a time and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and spread with approximately 2 tablespoons of frangipane.  Repeat until all slices have been spread with frangipane.  Sprinkle with chopped chocolate and almond slices.  Gently press into frangipane.  Place in a preheated 325 degree F oven and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and place each slice on a wire rack to cool.  Dust with confectioners sugar just before serving.

Recipe Notes

Syrup and Frangipane can be made a day in advance.  Refrigerate.  Bring frangipane to room temperature to soften.

Nutrition Facts
Twice Baked Chocolate Almond Brioche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 179mg7%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.