The inspiration for the leftover Challah French Toast Bake came to me during my many instances of having surplus of leftover Shabbat Challah, unsure of how to repurpose it.
This Challah French Toast Bake is tailor-made for a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast, providing a seamless solution to utilize those remaining slices of Challah. It offers a swift and uncomplicated approach to French toast and is perfect for large gatherings when you want French toast without the fuss!
Why You'll Love Leftover Challah French Toast Bake:
- Effortless: You can repurpose leftover Challah into a gourmet breakfast without the fuss.
- Customizable: Tailor the dish to your taste by adding alternative fruit, nutmeg, or a touch of your favorite spices.
- Make-Ahead: Prepare the night before for a stress-free morning!
Old Challah, Almond Milk, Vanilla Extract, Maple Syrup, Salt, Cinnamon, Fresh or Frozen Berries
- Challah: Use slightly stale Challah for optimal absorption of the milk.
- Almond Milk: Opt for unsweetened Almond Milk to balance the sweetness of the dish. You can also use Dairy milk or Oat milk.
- Berries: Experiment with your favorite berries or a mix for a burst of color and flavor.
How to Make It Leftover Challah French Toast Bake Step-By-Step:
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cube old challah and mix it with Almond Milk, vanilla, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.
Fold in fresh or frozen berries and let it soak for 15-20 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish and bake (or ramekins) for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Leftover Challah French Toast Bake Tips and Tricks:
- Allow the Challah cubes to soak sufficiently for a custardy texture.
- Using a serrated knife will help cut the challah into uniform cubes.
- Experiment with different berry combinations for a personalized touch.
- Serve with yogurt or a dollop or whipped cream.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A: While Challah works best for its rich texture, you can experiment with other dense bread varieties. I’ve used sourdough and it works deliciously as well!
A: Absolutely! Prepare the night before, refrigerate, and bake in the morning for a hassle-free breakfast.
A: Yes, you can substitute Almond Milk with regular dairy milk or other non-dairy alternatives.
A: Store any leftover Challah French Toast Bake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven.
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Leftover Challah French Toast Bake
- 2 cups cubed old Challah
- 1 ½ cups Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries e.g., blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cut 2 cups of old Challah into bite-sized cubes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cubed Challah, Almond Milk, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Maple Syrup, and a pinch of Salt.
- Gently fold in the fresh or frozen berries.
- Allow the mixture to soak for about 15-20 minutes, ensuring the Challah absorbs the liquid.
- Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.
- Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.