Pecan Orange French Toast Recipe
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Pecan Orange French Toast Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without syrup) equals 418 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Pecan French Toast in Country Extra March 2008, p51

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I used homemade cinnamon raisen bread"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011


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."

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."

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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