Fast and Fluffy Challah French Toast

Fast and Fluffy Challah French Toast

This Fast and Fluffy Challah French toast is golden and crisp outside, fluffy and soft inside, and ready in under 30 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 343
Author Rachel - Birdseed Kitchen


  • 1 loaf challah bread, 16 oz
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter for the griddle


  • Trim about 1 inch from each end of the challah to create flat surfaces. Slice remaining bread into 12 slices, approximately 3/4 inch wide.
  • Start pre-heating a griddle over low heat.
  • In a wide mixing bowl, combine eggs, half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix vigorously with a fork until smooth and well-combined.
  • When griddle is hot, coat with 1/2 tbsp butter.
  • Give the egg mixture a quick stir with a fork if it has separated. Dip slices of challah into egg mixture, one or two at a time, coating each side evenly. Lift out of egg mixture gently, and allow to drip for a few seconds.
  • Arrange slices on hot griddle so they are not touching. Cook on low for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Flip slices over and cook for another 3 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove slices and keep warm in the oven. 
  • Add 1/2 tbsp butter to the griddle, and cook the second batch of toast in the same manner.
  • Serve with warm maple syrup.


  • Use a non-stick griddle for best results.
  • Top with warm maple syrup, jam, or your favorite fresh fruit and whipped cream.


Calories: 343kcal