Orange French Toast Recipe

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A few years ago, at the age of 50, I decided to teach myself to cook. I made this French toast that my mother would serve with grilled ham and sweet warm maple syrup. I was so pleased with the results, I've been cooking ever since!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2-4 servings


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices day-old bread

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, sugar, orange peel, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Soak bread for 2 minutes per side. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Originally published as Orange French Toast in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p42

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"This was easy and delicious... I used panettone bread and it was delicious w/the orange flavor, and maple syrup."

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