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ORANGE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST

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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Let the bread dry 8 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Jillee

Ingredients:

  • 6 Eggs
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Half-and-Half
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 1 loaf French bread thickly sliced

Instructions:

  1. The night before you want to serve the French toast, slice bread into thick slices and leave it out to dry.
  2. The next morning, add eggs and a dash of salt to a mixing bowl and beat with a fork until mixed.
  3. Add eggs, orange juice, zest (if you’re using it), and half-and-half into the mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. Soak bread slices thoroughly in the egg mixture.
  5. Place as many soaked bread slices in a lightly-greased hot skillet as will fit in single layer.
  6. Cook over medium heat until golden brown and no visible liquid egg remains, turning once.
  7. Transfer to a pan in a 200-degree oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining toast.
  8. Before serving, dust top with powdered sugar.
  9. Serve with maple syrup.

Recipe Notes:

Note: If French bread isn’t to your liking, by all means, try a different bread, such as brioche or Italian. Just make sure it is very dry and/or stale.

Nutrition Facts
ORANGE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 10.3mg12%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.