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Challah French Toast

Challah French Toast

  • Author: Jeanine
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices of French Toast 1x


Challah French Toast is the best bread French toast, bar none. It’s sturdy enough to stand up to its custard soak and a shower of maple syrup, yet tender and fluffy enough to cut with a fork.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 (1-inch thick) slices challah

For serving

  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Sliced bananas or berries (optional)


  1. Make the egg mixture for the French toast:

    In an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

    Wet Ingredients in Baking Dish for Challah French Toast Recipe
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    Challah French Toast Wet Mixture in Baking Sheet
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  2. Soak the slices of challah:

    Place once slice of challah into the egg mixture and let it sit and soak up the mixture for about 30 seconds. Gently flip the slice over and let them soak for another 30 seconds.

    Soak Challah Bread for French Toast
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    Challah French Toast Soaking in Wet Mixture
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  3. Cook the challah French toast:

    As you place challah in the egg mixture, in a large (12-inch) nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat.

    Use a pair of forks to lift out a slice of challah from the egg mixture, letting any excess liquid drip off. Transfer it to the skillet and repeat with the 3 slices of challah (you’ll cook 4 slices of challah at once).

    Cook the French toast until golden brown and cooked through, flipping halfway through cooking, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to serving plates.

    Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and repeat the dunking and cooking steps with the rest of the slices of challah.

    Challah French Toast Cooking on Pan
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    Cooking Challah French Toast Recipe on Pan
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  4. Serve challah French toast:

    Serve the French toast warm, topped with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and sliced bananas or berries.

    Challah French Toast on a Fork with French Toast in Background on a Plate
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If you need to keep the French toast warm after cooking place them in a warm (250ºF) oven on a baking sheet as they come out of the skillet, for up to 30 minutes. If you leave them warming in the oven for longer, they will begin to dry out.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian-American


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 263mg

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