I didn’t try a fresh slice of challah bread until the first Thanksgiving my husband and I spent together. You see, he was raised Jewish, so he grew up eating loaves of it. As soon as I took my first bite of the fluffy, eggy bread, my life was changed.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I totally fell in love with it. If you’ve never had it, challah bread is incredibly soft with a gorgeous glazed crust. If you’re looking for a homemade recipe, my friend Half Baked Harvest just made a loaf and it looks divine! If you don’t have the time or resources to make your own, ask your grocery store’s bakery section for a loaf of challah. Trust me, it’ll be the best bread you’ve ever had.
A few days after Thanksgiving at my in-laws house, I saw a very sad, lonely looking loaf of challah bread. It was a little stale and was probably going to be tossed. Knowing how amazing this bread is, I quickly thought of ways to use it so it doesn’t go to waste. And thanks to the interwebs, I found challah french toast.
And I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but challah french toast > regular french toast any day of the week. I mean, just look at this stack of fluffy, gorgeous french toast. I’m not even one bit ashamed that I ate 4 pieces. Not even a smidge. If you’re looking for a beautiful, simple and crowd-pleasing brunch for Christmas morning, this is your toast.
Or if you simply can’t wait for Christmas (I mean, who can?) whip up a batch today to add some oomph to your regular Tuesday morning. and if your Tuesdays are like mine, they could always use a bit of oomph.
Challah French Toast
Serves about 6.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: >10 minutes
- 12 slices of stale challah bread
- 1 cup low-fat milk (we used 1%)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Dash of cinnamon
- Fresh berries for garnish
- Whipped cream
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, flour, honey, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. Soak a slice of challah in the dip for at least 60 seconds to absorb the filling. Then carefully move to the warmed skillet.
- Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each. Repeat until all of your challah bread has been cooked.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream and berries.
Nutritional information per serving (2 slices with 2 tablespoons berries and whipped cream):
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 44 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 13 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8