Cozy, comforting baked challah french toast is super simple to make but will wow at your next brunch!
There’s nothing better than an easy, crowd-pleasing dish for brunch like this baked challah french toast casserole. With only a handful of ingredients, and minimal prep, you can have this decadent dish on the table in under an hour.
Everybody loves french toast, however it isn’t generally the least demanding to prepare for a gathering. All things being equal, joining the torn bread, eggs, sugar, milk and cream in a meal implies everybody can plunk down to warm cuts of heated french toast sprinkled with maple syrup simultaneously.
This formula is additionally flexible and versatile. I love the sudden flavor and kick of spiced rum, however don’t hesitate to mess with various flavors. A glug of irish cream is scrumptious for a vacation breakfast, squeezed orange or liqueor gives that fly of citrus, or essentially utilize vanilla concentrate for a more exemplary form.
- 1 lb challah bread, torn into 1 inch pieces (1 large loaf)
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar (+ 1 Tbsp sugar for topping)
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/4 cup spiced rum (orange liqueur or 2 tsp vanilla extract can be substituted)
- confectioners sugar, fresh berries and maple syrup for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and generously grease a 9×13 baking dish.
- Tear the challah into 1 inch cubes and scatter in the baking dish.
- Scatter the torn challah in a baking dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, sugar, milk, cream, salt, nutmeg and spiced rum.
- Whisk the eggs and milk.
- Pour the mixture over the challah, pressing lightly to soak.
- Pour the egg mixture over the challah.
- Fluff with a fork and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp sugar. Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes until set, puffed and golden brown.
- Bake until puffed and golden brown.
- Serve warm, sprinkled with confectioners sugar, berries and maple syrup if desired.
- Baked Challah French Toast dusted with powdered sugar and served with berries.