Challah French Toast Casserole

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread and a popular choice for making thick, rich slices of French toast. You can buy it at some supermarkets, Jewish bakeries, and online. If you can't find it, look for brioche, which also makes excellent French toast.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • ½ loaf day-old challah, thickly sliced
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray. Layer the challah in the slow cooker, and sprinkle with the raisins.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, evaporated milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour over the challah and raisins.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6–8 hours. Remove the lid and cook uncovered for 30 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.