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Macadamia French Toast

 Macadamia French Toast
Beverly Ellis of McKenzie, Tennessee shared this appetizing eye-opener. Flavored with orange juice and nutmeg, this nutty French toast bake is perfect for overnight company because it's assembled a day ahead.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup, optional

Directions

  • Arrange bread slices in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a
  • bowl, whisk the eggs, orange juice, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg
  • until blended; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Pour butter into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Transfer bread
  • slices to prepared pan; sprinkle with nuts. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 400° for 20-25 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar and serve with syrup if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 393 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.