I always enjoy brunch and have to say it is my favorite meal. I always crave breakfast food and especially love French toast. One morning I invited my friends over and decided to make brunch. It was a much-needed meal since the night before my boyfriend’s dog decided to eat the blinds in my apartment. Mischievous dog. But I understand the fear of being alone- maybe I should have made him some French toast to console him. Beyond that I am a fierce advocate of using challah for French toast- it’s the only way I think to make it. I was then reassured by this notion when my cousin wholeheartedly agreed- it only reaffirmed our familial relation. If you don’t know what challah is or haven’t tried it, this is the perfect recipe to try! Enjoy your brunchin’.

Crunchy French Toast with Bourbon Blackberry Sauce


4-6 servings


  • 1 loaf of plain challah bread, sliced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 cups of crushed corn flake cereal
  • Butter
  • For Blackberry Bourbon Sauce:
  • 1 container of fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon of water


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs. Place crushed corn flake cereal in a separate bowl.
  2. Heat your frying pan or griddle and melt some butter on the surface or use cooking spray.
  3. Then dip each slice of challah into the egg mixture and make sure each side is coated. Then repeat with coating the challah in the corn flake cereal. Place the corn flake covered challah on the griddle and let cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until the crust becomes golden brown. To ensure for extra warmth and crispiness, cook lightly on each side and then place the challah on a baking sheet and place in the oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
  4. While the French toast is cooking up, begin to make your blackberry sauce. In a sauce pan, combine the blackberries, bourbon, brown sugar, and water. Place on medium heat until bubbles appear. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.