Challah French Toast

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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.

Challah french toast

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.

fresh challah bread

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.

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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.

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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

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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


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each. Repeat until all of your challah bread has been cooked.
  4. Serve with fresh whipped cream and berries.

Nutritional information per serving (2 slices with 2 tablespoons berries and whipped cream):

Calories: 380
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 44 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 13 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

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  1. Posted by Shaina on
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    I'm so happy to hear that non-Jews appreciate Challah as much as we Jews do, haha. It seriously is the best bread ever! And making French toast with it is like Jewish tradition. Nothing beats Challah French Toast!!!!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
      Oh you know it!! it's amazing!
  2. Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    Ahhhhh why is this not in front of my face right now?? (shakes fist) It looks so good.
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
      hahah!! I love you, thank you!
  3. Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
    challah is my favorite bread too. never tried it with French toast def looks delicious.
  4. Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
    I just had challah for the first time recently and it was amazing! I can only imagine how good french toast would be with it!
  5. Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
    Challah makes the best french toast!
  6. Friday, December 13th, 2013
    Challah bread is my weakness. I adore it, especially when it gets toasted and slathered in maple syrup.
  7. Posted by Lillian on
    Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
    Hi my name is Lillian I a'm a diabetic and i'am looking for a recipe for French toast made with Challah Bread. With the least amount of carbs as possible. I see your recipe but it has way to many carbs in it. i'am only aloud 45 to 60 carbs per meal Can you help me? Thank you
  8. Posted by Lillian on
    Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
    Sorry I sent you the wrong e-mail address I was the one asking about the low carb French toast made with Challah Bread.