Challah French Toast elevates the classic breakfast dish with its rich, eggy bread that soaks up the custard beautifully, creating a tender interior and a golden-brown exterior. Topped with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, or maple syrup, this French toast is perfect for a luxurious weekend brunch or a special breakfast treat.


  • 1 loaf challah bread, sliced into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional, for extra richness)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter or neutral oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for serving
  • Fresh berries or sliced fruit, for serving
  • Maple syrup, for serving


  1. Prepare the Custard Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream (if using), granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  2. Soak the Challah: Place the challah slices in a shallow dish or on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour the custard mixture over the challah slices, ensuring each slice is well coated. Let them soak for 1-2 minutes on each side, allowing the bread to absorb the custard.
  3. Heat the Pan: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook the French Toast: Once the pan is hot, add the soaked challah slices in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Add more butter or oil to the pan as needed between batches.
  5. Serve: Transfer the cooked French toast to plates. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with fresh berries or sliced fruit and maple syrup on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, without toppings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 12g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Challah French Toast is a sumptuous and indulgent way to start the day. The richness of the challah bread paired with the sweet and cinnamon-infused custard makes for a truly memorable breakfast experience. Enjoy it with your favorite toppings for a meal that’s sure to delight everyone at the table.

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