Chocolate Challah French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
We serve up a decadent breakfast of French toast from the kitchen of our family-run bed-and-breakfast. —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chocolate Challah French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 slices challah or egg bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Optional toppings: confectioners' sugar, fresh raspberries, sliced fresh strawberries, sliced ripe banana and maple syrup


  1. Arrange bread slices in a 13x9-in. dish. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually whisk into dry ingredients until smooth. Pour over bread. Let stand 10 minutes, turning once.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bread for 3-4 minutes each side or until toasted. Serve with toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

2 slices (calculated without optional toppings): 777 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 405mg cholesterol, 848mg sodium, 110g carbohydrate (65g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.