Recipe

Challah French Toast Bake with Nutella®

An extra special breakfast.

Something exceptional happens when thick slices of challah bread get transformed into French toast. Something even more miraculous happens when you add a tasty touch of Nutella®

Easy
12 h 0 min
Challah French Toast Bake with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread | Nutella

INGREDIENTS for 10 portions

8 large eggs

2 ½ cups milk

2 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tbsp packed light brown sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

1 loaf brioche/egg/challah bread sliced ½” thick  

1 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts (optional)

120g Nutella® – 1 heaped tsp (15g per portion)

To prepare this delicious recipe, 15g of Nutella® per person is enough to enjoy!

METHOD

Challah French Toast Bake with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread step1 | Nutella
STEP 1

Generously butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. 

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well blended, but don’t over-beat.

Challah French Toast Bake with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread step2 | Nutella
STEP 2

Arrange the bread slices in 2 lengthwise rows in the baking dish, slightly overlapping the slices. 

Challah French Toast Bake with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread step3 | Nutella
STEP3

Pour the egg mixture over the challah and gently press down. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. 

Challah French Toast Bake with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread step4 | Nutella
STEP 4

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Meanwhile, carefully flip each piece of bread, doing this will allow the bread to soak up a little more of the liquid, ensuring the tops of the bread slices are moist.

Bake for 45 minutes for a softer, more bread pudding-like texture or for 1 hour for a firmer, crisper texture.

Top with toasted hazelnuts, if desired. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Scoop out individual portions and serve with 15g of  Nutella®.

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