Challah French Toast with Chai Spices is the Perfect Use for Leftover Challah


The following recipe comes from the Nosher via My Jewish Learning:

Challah French Toast with Chai Spices

Summer Sundays are for yogurt parfait and long walks in the sun. But once the leaves start falling and the cozy sweaters are unpacked, it’s time to hunker down with pumpkin bread, pancakes and French toast on lazy, snuggly Sundays. After all, evolution says you need those extra calories for survival.

This challah French toast recipe is warm and cozy, sweet and spicy, and the perfect pick-me-up for weekends when you just want to hide under the covers.


6-8 slices of challah bread
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cardamom
pinch ground cloves
pinch ground black pepper
pinch salt
2 tsp butter

For serving:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp ground cloves
additional butter (optional)
maple syrup


Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and spices.

Soak bread in egg-milk mixture for 1-2 minutes.

Add 2 tsp butter to a large pan set over medium het When butter starts to bubble slightly, add 2-3 pieces of bread to pan. Cook each side 2-3 minutes until golden bread. Flip and repeat 2 minutes.

Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Top French toast with spiced powdered sugar, more butter and maple syrup.