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