This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
My husband and I have an understanding. I do most of the dinner cooking, and he does most of the breakfast cooking once the weekend rolls around.
So when a big snowstorm was heading out way (again), and his office was predicted to be closed the next day, he came home with a killer loaf of Challah from a bakery in NYC to make one of our favorites - Challah French Toast.
Challah is fluffy, eggy and delicious, and works so beautifully as the base of French toast. I really liked that the loaf he bought had poppy seeds on it, too, because it added a nice bit of crunch. This is definitely one of my favorite, indulgent breakfasts.
Side note: if you have any leftover Challah, it's ridiculously good as a Challah Nutella Banana Panini. Trust.Print
Challah is fluffy, eggy and delicious, and works so beautifully as the base of French toast.
- 1 loaf Challah, sliced into ½-inch thick slices
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- A few tablespoons of unsalted butter, for greasing the griddle
- A few tablespoons of vegetable oil, for greasing the griddle
- Maple syrup, for serving
- Powdered sugar, for serving
- Heat griddle to medium-high. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. When the griddle is hot, add a tablespoon each of butter and oil and spread around until melted.
- Dip slices of Challah into the egg mixture, allowing it to soak in for a few seconds before flipping over to soak into the opposite side. Place onto the hot griddle and allow to cook until nicely browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. You can transfer the cooked slices to a baking sheet and place in a warm oven until the rest are finished, if desired.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a nice sprinkling of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 411
- Sugar: 8.2 g
- Sodium: 471.9 mg
- Fat: 14.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 46.1 g
- Fiber: 2.4 g
- Protein: 22.3 g
- Cholesterol: 414 mg
Keywords: challah, french toast, challah french toast
Indulgent breakfasts like this one are nice on occasion, but there are days when I need to grab something on the go. Stonyfield recently sent me samples of their new line of OP (Organic Protein) Smoothies. A lot of bottled smoothies are loaded with artificial ingredients and sweeteners, but these are 100% organic with no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
OP Smoothies come in chocolate, vanilla (my favorite!) and strawberry and pack in 15 grams of protein per bottle, which is a nice boost when you're on the go. These smoothies totally saved the day when we had to wake up early and run out before breakfast, and are a nice pre-yoga treat as well. A few people on Instagram asked me about the sugar content, so you can see the nutritional information here.
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