Challah Bread French Toast

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes, transform leftover challah bread into the best French toast you’ll ever eat. Ideal for making ahead and freezing or serving for a lazy weekend breakfast.

Challah Bread French Toast

Last fall my Aunt Sabrina visited from Berkeley and hosted the most incredible Shabbat dinner at my mom’s house during her stay. We enjoyed a simple meal of Lebanese salad, roast chicken, roasted root vegetables and freshly baked challah bread.

Homemade Challah Bread Recipe - The Lemon Bowl

While I had made challah bread a few times before, it had honestly been years and I’m pretty sure I may have been 8 in Sunday school. Why on earth I waited so long? I have no idea. 

Challah Dough - The Lemon Bowl

To help you connect the dots, Sabrina is Ema Ljuba (my grandmother)’s daughter. This challah bread recipe has been passed down for generations and I look forward to passing it down to my boys – especially Chef Asher.

Challah French Toast - The Lemon Bowl

Of course, as anyone who grew up in a Jewish household knows, the best part about homemade challah bread on Friday is homemade challah bread French toast on Saturday morning! The soft, dense, eggy bread is the ideal candidate for the classic French toast breakfast. You can serve it with butter and maple syrup but it’s so decadent you almost don’t need it.

Your fork is waiting.

Challah Bread French Toast - The Lemon Bowl

Challah Bread French Toast

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Transform leftover challah bread into the best French toast you’ll ever eat. Ideal for making ahead and freezing or serving for a lazy weekend breakfast.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 slices leftover challah bread
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • warm maple syrup and butter to serve

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat a non-stick griddle over medium-high heat.
  • In a large shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Soak challah bread for 30 seconds on each side then place in single layer on the griddle.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on the first side then flip to brown the second side. Continue steps until all challah is cooked.
  • Serve challah French toast with warm maple syrup and butter if you wish.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 56.2gProtein: 15.6gFat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 6.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 311mgSodium: 681mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 11.3g

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73 responses to “Challah Bread French Toast”

  1. Jordan S. Schroeder Avatar
    Jordan S. Schroeder

    I love the recipe, do you use bread maker to make it? I want to learn more, my family like bread, thank you

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’ve never used a bread maker! I bet you could Google a bread maker version but this way is very easy!

  2. Zainab Avatar
    Zainab

    Is meeting you a good enough reason? Okay, thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so sad you didn’t win but PLEASE Go anyway!!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.