Did you know Challah bread can be made into a perfect French toast? But do you know that it’s even better than a regular French toast?? Thanks to the light and fluffy texture it makes the toast melt in your mouth with each bite. Topped with a bit of butter and drizzled with honey or maple syrup makes for the best weekend brunch!
Very often when I make Challah bread I have leftovers, which I always use to make French Toast. It’s easy, quick, and super delicious. All you need is milk, eggs, sweetener, and spices(optional). Whisk everything together, dip each slice of toast in the batter, cook on a hot skillet and enjoy.
Is best to use at least one day old Challah bread. If it’s too soft it will fall apart when soaked. But if you have fresh Challah and you can’t wait to make French toast with it, you can slice the bread and toast it in the oven so it dries out a little.
Why making French toast with Challah bread is so much better?
Challah bread is a rich bread, with great light and airy texture, which makes the French toast super moist and extra flavorful. Challah bread can usually be found in grocery stores, but if you can’t find it, you can easily make it yourself, it’s not hard. I got the recipe for you, plus a video showing how to braid Challah.
I love being able to use leftovers and make something different and tasty with it. This recipe is perfect for brunch or just when you crave something sweet, but easy.
How to make Challah French Toast?
Note: For exact measurements and directions see the recipe card below!
Like I said, making this recipe is very easy. The challah is already made, all you need to make is the mixture in which you will soak each slice and then cook. That’s it!
Combine milk, eggs, honey, salt, cinnamon, and cardamon in a bowl. Whisk till everything is incorporated. Then slice the Challah bread into about a 3/4 of an inch(2cm) thick. Dip each slice in the dish with the liquid and let it sit for about 30sec on each side. On a hot skillet with about a table spoon of butter cook each slice till golden. Keep them in a warm oven while cooking the rest.
When ready, top each slice with a little bit of butter and drizzle with maple syrup, honey or date syrup works great too. Honestly, you can add any toppings you like. Whipped cream and berries, yogurt, chopped nuts, shaved chocolate, whatever makes you happy.
Quick. Easy. Delicious.
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Challah French Toast – Quick and Delicious
- Baking Dish
- Cast Iron Skillet
- 1 Challah Bread
- 1 cup Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 t Cinnamon Powder
- 1/8 t Cardamom Optional
- 1 t Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp Butter for frieing
- Cut the Challah Bread into 3/4 inch(2cm) thick slices.
- In a bowl combine milk, eggs, honey, cinnamon, cardamom (if using), vanilla, and salt. Mix till everything is incorporated.
- Preheat a cast-iron skillet or any frying pan you have with the butter on med-heat.
- Transfer the milk liquid to a baking dish. Add as many slices as you can fit (see photos above). Let them soak up the liquid for about 30sec on each side.
- Transfer them to the hot skillet and cook till golden brown on each side.
- Keep them in a warm oven while you make the rest.
- When ready to eat, you can add toppings of your choice – butter, maple syrup, honey, berries, whipped cream, nuts… Anything your heart desires.
- Enjoy while warm!
- Make sure you don’t soak the slices for too long, or they will fall apart.
- Don’t cut the slices too thick. You will have to soak them for longer, or they might end up dry in the center.