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Pecan Orange French Toast Recipe

Pecan Orange French Toast Recipe

Thick bread slices, a touch of grated orange peel and crunchy pecans make this French toast something special. —Allan Whytock, Lebanon, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Place bread in a 13x9-in. dish; pour egg mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning slices once.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 400°. Pour butter into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; top with bread. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with syrup. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 418 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

Reviews for Pecan Orange French Toast

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maryvandorin User ID: 1430948 174464
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I used homemade cinnamon raisen bread"

IrisElaine User ID: 5801813 173762
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011


transou4 User ID: 4832312 104797
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"I even did it the morning of- did not leave overnight, and with just regular sliced bread. It was very tasty! I only used half that amount of nutmeg, and then added some cinnamon."

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 100929
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This is so delicious. My sister made it for me for my birthday breakfast one year and added sliced bananas after it was all done."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 100924
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"Pecan french toast is one my family simply loves and one we'll be making any time we can. It's a keeper and one I'm putting in my recipe box."

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