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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 4 large 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


  • Arrange bread slices in a greased 13x9-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 15x10x1-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 393 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • tiffanycb
    Dec 1, 2018

    I love the taste of browning the butter in my jelly roll pan first! I substituted heavy whipping cream for the milk and pistachio extract for the vanilla. Topped with a compote of apples, cranberries, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg, and redi-whip! So, so, sooooo good!

  • alissaangel
    Jul 4, 2012

    i loved this recipe it was so yummy and i would defintly make it agian i spilt the recipe in half

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