Challah French Toast Recipe

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Tina Published: May 6, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Challah French Toast

Make your brunches more special with this unique french toast recipe. It’s made with challah and soaked in a delicious custard with vanilla and cinnamon.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 6largeeggs
  • ¾cuplow-fat milk
  • ¾cupheavy cream
  • 2tbsphoney
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 2tspCinnamon
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1loadday old challah,brioche or other good bread sliced ¾-inch thick
  • unsalted butter
  • Vegetable Oil
  • maple syrup,for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Set wire rack on baking sheet and set aside.

  2. In a large baking dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

  3. Place a few slices of the challah in the custard and let soak, flipping occasionally, until saturated but not falling apart, for 1 to 2 minutes depending on the desired moistness for the French toast.

  4. Heat ½ tablespoons butter and 1½ tablespoons oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook the first batch of soaked bread until golden brown.

  5. Transfer to the wire rack and place in the oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining bread. Wipe the skillet clean with paper towels.

  6. Soak and fry the remaining bread, using butter and oil as necessary, until it’s all cooked. Serve hot with maple syrup.


  • Calories: 729.62kcal
  • Fat: 38.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.33g
  • Fiber: 3.47g
  • Sugar: 14.89g
  • Protein: 23.40g
  • Cholesterol: 412.37mg
  • Sodium: 713.66mg
  • Calcium: 254.67mg
  • Potassium: 357.99mg
  • Iron: 5.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 433.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.37mg
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