Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast Recipe



  •   4 slices challah bread, sliced ¾-inch thick
  •   ½ cup unsweetened soy milk, separated
  •   4 tablespoons Old Monk rum, separated
  •   2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  •   2 eggs

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by Harsh Vishwasrao

Perfect for a snow day. Depending on how much rum you use, this French toast feels more like a rum cocktail that happens to have some French toast in it than the other way around.


In a small pitcher, combine 2 tablespoons of rum with ¼ cup of soy milk.

In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs, ¼ cup of soy milk, and 2 tablespoons of rum. Soak a piece of challah in this mixture. Using a fork, pierce the top of the soaking challah 5-6 times, creating evenly spaced, small wells. Carefully pour the rum-soy milk mixture from the pitcher gently into the wells, avoiding oversaturation.  Allow the challah to soak for 2-3 minutes, then turn the challah over for 30 seconds. Allow the bread to soak for up to 10 minutes per slice.

Over medium heat, melt ½ tablespoon of butter. Sear one side for a minute, then the other, then continue to cook, flipping as needed until both sides are a medium golden brown. 

Plate and serve with maple syrup and berries.


The idea behind this French toast is to soak as much rum into the center of the toast as possible, creating a golden, crispy crust and a soggy rummy interior that doesn’t lose any of the alcohol content. The bread should be fully saturated by the time you fry it.


Calories per serving:

501 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 44g 68%
  • Carbs 85g 28%
  • Saturated 21g 103%
  • Fiber 4g 18%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 14g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 32g 64%
  • Cholesterol 515mg 172%
  • Sodium 816mg 34%
  • Calcium 242mg 24%
  • Magnesium 73mg 18%
  • Potassium 473mg 14%
  • Iron 7mg 41%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 440mg 63%
  • Vitamin A 455µg 51%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 55%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 73%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 238µg 59%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 9%
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