These heart-shaped Challah French Toast Bites are perfect to show how much you love those special people in your life. Make the upcoming Valentine’s Day fun for your family with this cute and yummy breakfast treat. Don’t forget to involve the kids!
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As a big fan of breakfast, I love to prepare something special for lazy weekend mornings. Crepes, Chocolate Pancakes or French Toast Sandwiches always make everyone in the family, especially my son, happier. Another thing that my son loves so much is to work with cookie cutters, so he was the happiest one when we made these Challah French Toast Bites with heart-shaped cutters. He really enjoyed cutting out the hearts. You know what? He couldn’t wait until the hearts turned into French toast bites and gobbled a few right after he cut them! We had great fun making these bites together.
If you want to make these for a crowd and need an easy way, it would be better to cut out the hearts the night before.
I knew I had to try Heart-Shaped French Toast recipe when I first saw it on Jackie’s blog Happy Hooligans. They were one of the cutest breakfast treats ever! We made these bites using challah bread as we always do when making French toast because it is fluffy and slightly sweet.
In fact, this is not very different from the classic French toast recipe. I added a little cinnamon in the egg mixture to complement that slight sweetness coming from the bread. Also, I think cinnamon gives a nice scent to these lovely Challah French Toast Bites.
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What Goes with Challah French Toast Bites
Now let’s talk about how to serve these cute french toast bites. Some raspberry jam on the side makes a perfect match not only with its taste but also with its look. Unlike the original recipe, I didn’t coat them with cinnamon-sugar mixture because the sweetness of jam was enough for us. Cinnamon-sugar topping is a great idea though if you like them sweeter.
If you are more a chocolate person than jam, drizzle some homemade chocolate ganache over these heart-shaped bites. I would still place some berries on the plate.
If you don’t have a sweet tooth, then I recommend you to serve them with cheese and ham.Print
Challah French Toast Bites
Heart-shaped French toast bites made with challah bread and flavored with cinnamon.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 4 slices of Challah bread
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons milk
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- Cut out the hearts using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter. 3 hearts from each slice.
- Beat eggs with milk and cinnamon, set aside.
- Melt 1 and ½ tablespoons butter in a pan over medium-low heat.
- Fry the hearts in two batches. Dip 6 hearts into the egg mixture to coat both sides. Shake off excess egg mixture and fry in the pan until golden flipping them once.
- Repeat this for the second batch.
- Transfer them to a plate and serve with your favorite jam on the side.
If you like your bites sweeter, you can either dust some powdered sugar over them or add 1 tablespoon sugar in the egg mixture.
- Serving Size: 6 bites
- Calories: 320
- Sugar: 3.1g
- Sodium: 387.9mg
- Fat: 10.5g
- Carbohydrates: 40.3g
- Protein: 14.8g
- Cholesterol: 229.8mg