Challah French Toast

If you’ve come to know me, you’d learn that I absolutely hate wasting - even when I eat out, I ask the waiters to wrap up the food so I can give it to someone on the streets who can’t afford meals. With that being said, this week I saw how much leftover challah there was left after Shabbat, and realized how much of it was going to be thrown out. I immediately thought, why not get the most out of it before it all goes bad? I’m all about efficiency and making the most out of things (not just food!) So, I threw together some familiar ingredients in my kitchen and came up with this Challah French Toast recipe. It was my all time favorite Sunday morning staple growing up. It only took me about 10 minutes to prep. Here’s what you’ll need...

 

Challah French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 stick of margarine 
  • 8 slices of Challah bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar or sugar
  • 1 cup non-fat or 1% milk
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tsp fresh ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life semi-sweet chocolate chips -
  • 3 teaspoons confectionary sugar

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees

2. On a stove over low heat, melt the butter until it becomes liquid. Then, pour it into a 9x13 inch Pyrex and layer it.

3. Lay the slices of bread flat on top with the sides touching.

4. In separate bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar and mix. Make sure to mix in the liquids first.

5. Pour mixture over bread. Turn each slice over to ensure both sides are wet.

6. Sprinkle desired amount of chocolate chips on top and bake covered for 30 minutes.  

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