Challah French Toast

Challah is a bread in Jewish cuisine. It is typically braided and makes for the perfect French toast. Challah French Toast is a breakfast I make when I want something sweet and dense, but quick. What I like about this bread is that I can buy a loaf and cut it to my desired size. This is great because I don’t have to worry about having too thin of slices so that my French toast doesn’t get too soggy from the egg mixture. 

When I make this, I don’t make it in big batches. I typically make 5 slices of French toast. This recipe easily doubles or triples to accommodate your serving sizes. 

The very first time I ever made French toast was a complete disaster. I had my heat up way too high and ended up burning the poor thing before the middle even got the chance to firm up. Now, I have improved and am sharing the recipe with you. I cook using a gas stove. This is also cooked in butter (which burns faster) so I keep my heat at a medium temperature and it works perfectly for me every time. 

Challah French Toast

3 from 55 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: Breakfast, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

6

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 4-5 (3/4 inch thick) slices of challah

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions

  • In a medium sized bowl, beat eggs, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • One at a time, soak both sides of the bread in the mixture just enough to coat each side.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter until it bubbles. Add the soaked challah slices and cook until golden brown (about 3 minutes) then flip and cook for 3 more minutes on the other side.
  • Serve hot with maple syrup.

Notes

  • It is best to not flip sooner than 3 minutes while cooking on medium heat.

Challah French Toast is just so unique that I would not want to pair it with any syrup other than pure maple syrup. It gives it such a natural flavor. It also soaks into the bread nicely and a little bit goes a long way. When I eat French toast I don’t like to drench it in syrup because I like tasting the butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg on the outside of the bread. 

Egg Mixture for Challah French Toast
Cooking Challah French Toast.

If you don’t want you use syrup, this French toast is flavorful in itself so do not feel like you’re missing out too much. It is also great with jams, jellies and fresh fruit. I like having this as a quick treat without syrup. It is even good when eaten cold. 

You can make this 1 day ahead and reheat it in the oven or microwave the next day. If this French toast is frozen in a freezer safe container after being made, then it will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. So, if you have the time, make a few batches to eat at a later date. You will thank yourself later!

Enjoy this delicious breakfast!

-Madison

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