These challah french toast waffles are amazing! I love waffles, and I love french toast. So I knew combining them would clearly satisfy two cravings in one. Flavorful, moist, and it’s literally french toast but with pockets! Pockets for butter, syrup, and loads of fruit. A breakfast/brunch dish with pockets for butter is my love language.
I actually made the most beautiful loaf of challah from scratch because I knew I wanted to use it for these french toast waffles. The bread was soft, moist, and light. It soaked up that custard like a champ, and we have no choice but to stan. I’ll show you guys how to make challah another day.
TYPES OF BREAD AND WAFFLE IRONS
You can use any kind of bread you want, but I highly recommend something either eggy, buttery, or substantial. I wouldn’t recommend regular sandwich bread, it will literally disintegrate once it’s soaked. If the slices are thinner than an inch, you may find that soaking it longer than the recipe calls for might turn your bread into mush. This can make it very difficult to get into the waffle iron.
Speaking of waffle irons, use any kind you have! I’m using a Waring Pro Belgian Waffle iron that flips, but I don’t think they make it anymore. You could try this one by Black and Decker for around $30! I prefer a belgian waffle maker for this recipe because it’s hefty enough to accurately wafflize a thick piece of bread. If your waffle iron isn’t the belgian type, you should slice your bread a bit thinner (half inch).
How to make French Toast Waffles
Need a visual guide? Check out this quick video.
Say it with me…pockets!!!! Oh sweet, merciful lord. So good.
Check out these other recipes:
- Bourbon & Vanilla Bean French Toast with Raspberry Maple Syrup
- Fried Chicken and Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup
- Blueberry & Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes
What better way to eat two breakfast favorites? Try these challah french toast waffles and knock out two birds with one fork.
- 6 to 8 1-inch thick slices of challah bread
- 1 cup half & half
- 1 large egg, whole
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- Pinch of sea salt
- Butter (SEE NOTE)
- Maple syrup
- Fresh Fruit (optional)
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat your waffle iron according to preferred manufacturer settings.
- In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk the half and half, whole egg, egg yolks, vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pinch of sea salt until completely combined. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish, such as a pie dish.
- Place one slice of challah bread into the custard, and soak each side of the challah bread for about 20 seconds. Transfer the moist slices to a plate to continue absorbing for about a minute or two.
- Melt a little butter into the bottom of the now-ready waffle iron, or use nonstick cooking spray. Gently place just one slice of the custardy challah into the waffle iron, and cook until ready — this will vary depending on the make of your waffle iron. When the waffles are done, remove them from them from the waffle iron and let them rest on a baking rack. You can keep them warm in a 200 degree F oven until they’re all ready.
- Serve with butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit (if using), and powdered sugar (if using). Enjoy!
You can fry your waffles in the waffle iron with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
- Category: Breakfast
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