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Hint-of-Orange French Toast

"Our daughter and son-in-law have their own sugar works in Vermont, so we always have a supply of maple syrup, which makes this breakfast favorite even better," notes Donna Warner of Tavares, Florida. "This recipe can be expanded to feed a crowd, too."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Confectioners' sugar or maple syrup, optional


  • Place the bread in an 11x7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • In a large skillet, cook French toast in butter over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar or serve with syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 455 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 1006mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Sprowl
    Mar 22, 2014

    This is delicious as is, but I also make it with TOH "Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread" D/J 97--issue(which in my family's opinion is the top TOH recipe ever) leftovers when it is just my husband and I. I leave out the orange juice and rind as there is plenty in the bread itself. YUM

  • Belle_2012
    Jul 24, 2012

    This a great french toast recipe. The orange adds a great kick. I think it can be more crispy if you squeeze the excess liquid prior to cooking.

  • kc4uai
    Dec 31, 2009

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