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13 Easy Challah Bread Recipes for Leftover Loaves

Challah bread is soft, spongy, a little bit sweet and oh so delicious for soaking up sauces or eating plain. Enjoy your day-old loaves in new ways with these fun and delicious recipe ideas.

Originally a simple loaf given to the priest and wasn’t braided until the 15th century in Austria and Southern Germany. Jewish women began braiding their loaves like their non-Jewish friends who were baking for Sunday dinner.

As with most foods that have made journeys around the world, many cultures have worked to make this bread their own with varying ingredients, optional egg washes, fruit and complicated shaping.

Whether you buy a loaf or make it yourself, this beautifully braided loaf of rich eggy bread can be the perfect foundation for a range of recipes. Find a few you love and dig in to them now.

Sweet Challah Bread Toast and Puddings

Probably the most popular way to use challah, sweet french toasts and one pan bread puddings are a crowd favorite. Dense challah holds up well to sauces and soaks and transforms the bread into a dense, delicious treat.

Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
An easy brunch recipe loved by all ages, this Pumpkin French Toast Bake is topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping and whole, buttery pecans.
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Challah French Toast
Dive in to the rich flavor of this french toast that's better than any store bought bread could ever dream of being. See how delicious breakfast can be!
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White Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding
No more soggy french toast here! Tranform your leftover challah in to a rich and delicious dessert.
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Challah Bread Pudding with Kahlua Cream Sauce
Toasted cubes of challah bread are tossed with sweet cream, nuts, and raisins to create a bread pudding that attains otherworldly levels of taste.
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Chunky Monkey Challah Bread Pudding
Go bananas with this super fun bread pudding that puts your slightly dry challah to work with fun new flavors. Chocolate chips, bananas, and nuts make this a special treat!
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Challah Bread Sandwiches

Slice off thick pieces and top your challah with savory meats, cheeses and yes, bacon for some of the best sandwiches you’ve ever had.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches on Challah
Use day old challah that's drying out to make this classic French sandwich. So toasty and delicious!
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French Toast BLT
Round out breakfast with the richness of challah and the salty blend of bacon. Add some avocado and an over easy egg for the ultimate start to your day.
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The Best Grilled Cheese of Your Life
Aptly named, when challah is involved, this may just be the best grilled cheese of your life.
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Savory Challah Stuffings, Casseroles and Puddings

Go savory with onions, cheese, meats and sausage in casseroles and bakes you can use as a great side or main dish.

Sausage and Cheese Challah Pudding
Put a savory spin on bread pudding with sausage, cheese, onions and a delicious final result!
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Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Challah Bread Pudding
Celebrate vegetables in all their glory in this savory, cheesy bread pudding.
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Challah Bread Stuffing
Fresh herbs, broth, celery and onion comes together to make a perfect stuffing side for poultry, fish or your favorite holiday centerpiece.
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Slow Cooker Challah Stuffing
Clear out some oven space and load up your favorite challah with fresh herbs, mushrooms and savory flavors perfect for the holidays or any special weeknight dinner.
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Savory Challah Kugel
A traditional kosher recipe passed down through generations you're sure to love.
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