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butternut squash challah casserole in a casserole dish

Butternut Squash Baked Challah French Toast

Looking for delicious baked French toast? This baked challah French toast is insanely yummy and provides 10 grams of protein per serving.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 290 kcal


  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 Challah bread gluten free, if necessary
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • cups pureed butternut squash
  • 1 cup 2% milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans, divided
  • cup raisins
  • cup granulated sugar


  • Spray a 9-by-13-inch ceramic or glass baking dish with olive oil spray. Slice bread into 1-inch pieces; place in baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs and egg whites. Mix in pureed squash, milk, vanilla extract, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, and nutmeg. Crush ½ cup pecans and mix into squash mixture, along with raisins.
  • Pour mixture over bread pieces, making sure all pieces are covered.
  • Seal tightly with saran wrap and place in fridge overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Remove saran wrap; crush remaining pecans, and top evenly over mixture.
  • In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar with remaining cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over mixture.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until batter is firm. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.


Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 10gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 250mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18g
Keyword Challah, French toast
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