Challah, a sweet egg bread, makes wonderful French toast, especially when it's filled with cinnamon-spiced cream cheese. Enjoy this recipe for breakfast or brunch.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

25 mins
16 mins
41 mins


Filling and Bread:
Egg Mixture:


Filling and Bread:
  • Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Stir together cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Slice ends off loaf of bread. Cut loaf into six 1-1/2- to 2-inch thick slices. Lay slices of bread, flat side down, on work surface. Slice pocket into side of each slice, without tearing through other sides, bottom or top of bread.

  • Spread scant 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese mixture into each bread pocket. Gently fill each pocket with 2 slices bacon (or crumble and divide evenly).

Egg Mixture:
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl. Dip stuffed slices into egg mixture, until both sides are moistened; do not let the bread slices soak.

  • Melt butter in large skillet or on griddle. Add bread slices; cook over medium to medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until browned. Keep slices warm on sheet pan in 200 degree F oven, until all slices are done. Serve with confectioners sugar and maple syrup, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

535 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 257mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 50g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 21g; sodium 980mg.