Today I got the chance to try IHOP’s new(ish) Brioche French Toast. I tried the Peaches and Cream and Bananas Foster varieties. I purchased both varieties in the Ham & Eggs Combo Plate which cost $6.99 and came with eggs, a slice of ham, hash browns, and 2 slices of Brioche French Toast.
Peaches and Cream Brioche French Toast
The Peaches and Cream Brioche French Toast had my name written all over it. It looked and sounded simply amazing, but the reality was far from the picture perfect image. The peach slices were cold and way harder than they should have been. Just imagine the hardest canned peaches you’ve ever had and you would have the peaches they topped my Brioche French Toast with.
The peaches were so cold that they ended up sapping a lot of the heat from the french toast. This resulted in mostly lukewarm french toast with slightly chilled peaches. It also appeared as if some of the peach juice that canned peaches swim in was poured onto the french toast. The end result wasn’t all too appetizing.
The Brioche French Toast itself was really nice. It was rich and buttery in flavor and is easily better than IHOP’s standard french toast. This dish would have truly been amazing if the peaches were warm, soft and sweet rather than cold, hard, and bitter.
Pros: Brioche French Toast was rich and tasty
Cons: Peaches were cold and hard, the flavor of the peaches took away from the flavor of the french toast
Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast
The Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast was up next. The caramelized bananas on this dish were so melted that they were nearly unrecognizable. If someone told me that these were fish brains on top of my brioche french toast I might believe them. On top of the melted bananas, the whipped cream on this dish could literally be seen melting into a pool of white gunk within seconds. The initial impressions of this dish were not good, but all doubts were erased as soon as the first bite was taken.
The rich and buttery Brioche French Toast was perfectly complemented by the flavor of the caramelized bananas. The overall result is a warm, sweet, rich, buttery flavor that instantly made me forget the travesty of the Peaches and Cream variety. This was easily, hands down the best french toast dish I’ve eaten at IHOP. You’d be doing yourself a disservice by not trying this french toast the next time you are at IHOP.
Pros: Rich french toast flavor, warm and sweet bananas
Cons: Whipped cream melted almost instantly
IHOP’s Brioche French Toast is a step above the standard french toast the chain offers. The Brioche French Toast has a richer flavor and I wish it would become a permanent replacement for IHOP’s current french toast. Just be careful which variety of Brioche French Toast you order – The Peaches and Cream one was a dud while the Bananas Foster was simply amazing.
IHOP Peaches and Cream Brioche French Toast
Calories from Fat: 340
Total Fat: 37g
Sat. Fat: 11g
Trans Fat: 0g
IHOP Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast
Calories from Fat: 430
Total Fat: 48g
Sat. Fat: 15g
Trans Fat: 0.5g