Hint-of-Orange French Toast Recipe
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Hint-of-Orange French Toast Recipe

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"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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 455 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 1006mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Place the bread in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. 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 and serve with syrup if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Hint-of-Orange French Toast in Cooking for 2 Summer 2005, p 37

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Sprowl User ID: 29186 116522
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6787501 140214
Reviewed 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."

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