Golden French Toast Recipe
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Golden French Toast Recipe

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A combination of orange juice and cardamom make this oven-baked french toast extra special. It's a pretty dish to serve overnight guests.—Karen Free, Overland Park, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • Maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 219 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 162mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine orange juice, peel, eggs and cardamom; beat well. Melt the butter in a 13-in. x 9-in. pan in the oven. Remove pan from oven. Dip the bread on both sides in the egg mixture; place in a single layer in pan. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes, turning once. Serve with syrup. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Golden French Toast in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p41

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jahw012 User ID: 5469327 3226
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"Loved it!"

pgarven User ID: 906079 4288
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Although I cooked these on the griddle instead of baking in the oven, they were were so good! (I left out the butter and sprayed the griddle with nonstick spray.)"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 3278
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"YUM! Makes an easy yet delicious special breakfast. We used wheat French bread and bottled orange juice.

~ Theresa"

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 198407
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"This was easy & delicious. My family loved it! I didn't have fresh oj, so I used Tropicana. I worked out fine. I also substituted cinnamon for the cardmom, because I didn't have it on hand."

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