From Kenya and Chloe’s first taste of challah bread years ago they were totally hooked! It’s soft texture, buttery taste and beautiful braid made them instantly hooked. Traditionally, Challah, a Jewish braided bread is served at the three Sabbath meals, Friday night, Saturday lunch and late afternoon. When thinking about what I wanted to serve as a special treat when our family celebrates Hanukkah this year I thought about how much the kids would love Challah Bread Pudding.


After a meal of Roast Chicken and Zucchini or Potato Latkes I know the kids will freak out to have bowls of this luscious dessert offered to them. The best part is that you can serve it as a dessert or scrumptious breakfast during this holiday season.

The recipe takes no time to prepare and is a great use of leftover bread as the creamy mixture it’s baked in soaks into the bread as it cooks making it super soft inside with a nice crust on the outside. Served with maple syrup, honey, whipped cream or on it’s own you’ve got a unique dish at this time of year that will make your family think you’re a super star!


Challah Bread Pudding

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Servings: 9
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 loaf challah, about 1 pound, chopped into 1-inch cubes


  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the challah cubes and walnuts. Stir to coat evenly.
  • Place the mixture in the greased baking dish and press down lightly.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 25-30 more minutes or until golden brown and set.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi! Can I make this ahead of time? Can it sit overnight and nake in the morning? I’m thinking Christmas morning 🙂

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