Challah French Toast is the ultimate Sunday Breakfast! Challah Bread makes this the best french toast recipe. This easy french toast recipe can be used to make challah bread french toast and even a baked french toast recipe. It’s full of flavor and won’t disappoint!
Growing up my mom never made french toast using plain white bread, it was always Challah French Toast, and it was always the best! I love eating it with some salted butter. The fresher the Challah, the better, but when it comes to making challah french toast, we like to use day old challah.
Whenever my husband has vacation I’m sure to make a large batch of this challah bread french toast recipe. You can even freeze some to enjoy another day.
What is Challah Bread?
Challah bread is a braided bread typically eaten on Jewish holidays or just with dinner. We grew up getting fresh Challah every weekend to make our Challah Bread French Toast for breakfast. Challah bread is made up of eggs, flour, white, yeast, sugar, and salt.
Challah is great for many recipes, but my favorite way to use it is enjoying plain or a french toast recipe. Challah brings me back to my childhood when we would just eat Challah and then stuff our faces with Black and White Cookies right after. I love and miss the flavors of my childhood, so it is always nice to make them again to remember. Each bite brings a flood of memories back to me.
French Toast Ingredients
You can use the same ingredients you would typically use for your traditional french toast recipe. For our challah french toast we use:
- Challah Bread
- Cinnamon Sugar
If you want the mixture to be thicker, you can use half and half instead of the milk, but this will add calories and fat, so that is something to keep in mind. We prefer to use whole milk for our challah bread french toast recipe.
How to make Challah French Toast
It’s so easy to make challah bread french toast! You can cook it just as you would a traditional french toast. We use eggs, milk, cinnamon. You want to cook it evenly on both sides and then if you want it crispy you can keep it in a warm oven while you’re cooking the other pieces. We usually have the oven on around 200-220 degrees F.
How to make Baked Challah French Toast
It’s easy to make baked Challah French Toast! When placing into your container whether a large casserole dish or small ramekins remember the bread will expand as it bakes so only fill it 1/3 of the way. Whenever we make a baked french toast recipe we use small ramekins instead of making a whole french toast casserole.
Cut your challah into bite-size pieces.
Whisk together the same ingredients but increase to 2 cups milk.
Bake in an oven safe dish at 375 for 30-40 minutes.
This makes a beautiful french toast casserole when we do make it a full size or our single sizle ramekins for portion control. We just put all of the challah bread cubes soaked in the egg mixture into a large casserole dish or the mini ramekins and then bake. Once the french toast bake is done we would top it just as we have now. Guests love the french toast and it makes for a beautiful dish as well. Browns can be boring. so that is why we like to add tons of color. You could even add some homemade whipped cream if you wanted.
How to serve Challah French Toast
We like to serve our Challah French Toast Recipe with some fresh citrus, like slices of grapefruit or orange, fresh berries, maple syrup, and powdered sugar.
This is the best french toast recipe you will make. It’s such an easy french toast recipe, and you can’t go wrong with this recipe for breakfast or even entertaining.
Here are some recipes to make alongside with our french toast recipe:
- Breakfast Banana Split – our breakfast banana split is an excellent gluten-free option for those with allergies and intolerances *use gluten-free oatmeal
- Breakfast Egg Cups – these little breakfast egg cups pack in protein and veggies the size of a small muffin
- Vegetable Cream Cheese – if you’re serving bagels this cream cheese spread is a must make
- Orange Honey Butter – this orange honey butter is great spread onto our waffles or on a fresh muffin
Challah French Toast
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- 1 loaf challah
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla real
- 1 tbs butter
- Slice the challah bread into thick slices.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Heat a pat of butter in a skillet
- Soak the bread in the milk mixture on both sides.
- Brown challah bread french toast 2-3 minutes per side or until the challah french toast is fully cooked.
- Serve as desired, we like to drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar
The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based ingredients and products used. If the nutrition numbers are important for you we recommend calculating them yourself.
If you don’t like sweet toppings, this french toast is still flavorful and can be enjoyed with just a little fresh fruit. This makes for a simple breakfast but still delicious that everyone will enjoy. We hope you enjoy our favorite Sunday morning breakfast recipe as much as we do!
Ok.. now I need some French Toast!
The Shopping Mama
Oh, my mouth is watering! And I totally agree that thick slices of bread make for the best french toast. YUM!
I think I always have used vanilla extract never real vanilla. We are going to have to try that!!
Thanks for sharing, I always have been curious what the best bread is to make French Toast, I’ll have to give this a try next time I make it.
Is that one of my challah’s? 🙂
Yum! I haven’t had french toast in ages. I love it with challah, too.
I know what I’m making for brunch this weekend.
One of my favorite weekend treats! Sometimes I buy a loaf and set it aside just to make french toast on Sunday morning.
Also, you always need real syrup. That fake stuff is not good enough 🙂
This looks like such an amazing breakfast idea! I need to make this over the weekend!
I love challah bread and what a delicious option this is to use for french toast!! Hubby is the french toast king in our house and I will tell him to try this bread. YUM!
I’m confused. The ingredients for the french toast made in a skillet uses 6 eggs 1/4 milk. I would like to make the baked french toast casserole. your instructions say to whisk together the same ingredients but increase to 6 eggs, 2 cups milk. Bake in an oven safe dish at 375 for 30-40 minutes. How many eggs do you use in each of these two recipes?
Sorry, it should say increase to 2 cups milk, but same amount of eggs. 🙂