What could be better than french toast on a Sunday morning? I can't think of anything better than challah french toast with powdered sugar and pure maple syrup. This recipe is super easy to make and trust me the challah bread makes all the difference. Pair this french toast with a mimosa and fresh fruit and you're all set.
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half & half or milk
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large loaf challah bread
Pure maple syrup
Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, half & half or milk, orange zest, vanilla extract, honey, cinnamon and salt. Slice the challah bread in 1/2-3/4 inch thick slices and soak the slices in the egg mixture for about 5 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large sauté pan. At medium heat add the soaked bread and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side or until they are browned. To keep these slices warm place them on a cookie sheet in the oven. Add additional oil or butter to pan to cook the remaining slices of bread. Serve the french toast with pure maple syrup and powdered sugar.