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Overnight Orange French Toast

Kristy Martin of Circle Pine, Minnesota uses leftover slices of cinnamon bread in creating this awesome overnight brunch dish. With a hint of orange flavor, it's a special way to wake up the taste buds of weekend guests.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 8 thick slices cinnamon bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Dip both sides of bread into egg mixture; let soak for 5 minutes. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Uncover; drizzle with butter. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 230 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 182mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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