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Challah french toast covered with powdered sugar and syrup on a black cookie sheet.

Challah French Toast Recipe

Just when you thought French toast couldn’t get any better, here it is: Challah French Toast makes one of the most indulgent and delicious breakfasts ever. Serve these crispy-on-the-outside, custard-on-the-inside slices with your favorite fresh fruit and lots of warm syrup.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword challah, french toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 686kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1 loaf Challah bread 3 to 4 days old
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 
 cup butter plus more for serving
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for serving
  • 3 limes quartered lengthwise, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Set a metal rack on a rimmed baking sheet. Slice Challah bread into 3/4-inch slices (about 12 slices).
  • In a shallow dish or pie plate, whisk together eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter until foaming, swirling to coat pan. Working with 3 to 4 slices of bread at a time, dredge in egg mixture. Carefully tap against the side of the dish to remove excess, and set in pan.
  • Cook until edges are set and the first side is golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Using a thin, wide spatula, flip each piece and continue to cook until the second side is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Transfer to oven to keep warm and repeat with remaining bread slices and batter (add more butter to the pan between batches).
  • Dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve with butter and lime wedges.


An electric griddle set at 350 degrees can be used in place of a skillet.


Calories: 686kcal