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Golden French Toast

 Golden French Toast
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 pieces equals 219 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 162 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.