Hint-of-Orange French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
"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."


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


  1. Place the bread in an 11x7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, orange juice, orange zest 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 or serve with syrup if desired.

Nutrition Facts

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