Challah French toast stuffed with almonds and cherries

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
36 min
20 min
16 min
Baking rather than griddling the toast saves steps, pares fat, and eliminates mess—and it produces crisper French toast. Start with a whole loaf of rich egg bread and cut it yourself into 1/2-inch-thick slices.Use either sweet or tart dried cherries, as you prefer, or substitute an equal amount of dried cranberries, raisins, sliced fresh banana, or fresh blueberries


Dried cherries


86-proof liquor

½ fl oz, Golden Rum

Challah bread

8 oz, cut into eight 1-oz slices

Chopped almonds

1 Tbsp


1 large

Egg white(s)

2 large

Low-fat buttermilk

¼ cup(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

1 tsp


  1. Combine the cherries and rum in a small bowl. Let the mixture soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Place a heavy-gauge nonstick baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Lay 4 slices of the bread on a large plate. Mix the almonds with the cherries and rum, then scatter 2 tablespoons of the mixture over each slice. Top each with a second slice of bread. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the egg whites and buttermilk. Pour over the stuffed toast and turn the toast over to coat evenly. Let stand 10 minutes, then press the edges down to seal.
  3. Spray the heated baking sheet with nonstick spray. Transfer the stuffed toast to the baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, then turn the toast over and bake until well browned and bubbling, 6–7 minutes longer. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.
  4. Serving size: 1 slice