Orange French Toast Recipe

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When I make French Toast, it is usually the only dish we want to eat at that meal. Because of this, I adapted the recipe to make sure everyone is getting their protein for the meal. 

Orange French Toast

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Linda's Favorite French Toast Recipe:

My formula is - 1 egg per each slice of bread. This way it is very easy to determine how to increase or decrease the recipe. I usually cook two (2) slices per person.

Recipe Type: Eggs, Brunch and Breakfast
Yields: 4 slices French Toast
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min


4 eggs
4 tablespoons milk
Several drops pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 slices bread, with crusts*
Butter for cooking
Powdered (confectioners) sugar
Maple syrup, honey, and/or jam (for topping)

* I like to use breads with multi-grains, raisins, and/or nuts in them. It makes the French Toast more nutritional and very tasty. Fresh bread will absorb batter more quickly than stale bread. In other words, you can use any type of bread you choose.


In 13- x 9-inch baking pan or dish, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon; beat with a fork until well mixed.

Layer the bread slices into the egg mixture and let soak about 5 minutes or until most of egg mixture is absorbed, turning once.

On a heavy skillet (I like to use my cast iron griddle) with an generous amount of hot melted butter, place prepared bread in a single layer and cook until the bread is golden brown and crusted on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Turn with bread and cook until the second side is golden, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Place on individual serving plates, and sprinkle each slice of French Toast with powdered sugar. Serve hot with either maple syrup, honey, sugar, and/or jam.

cooking French Toast

Orange French Toast

NOTE: If making a large batch of French Toast, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Transfer the French toast from the skillet to a baking sheet. Cover lightly with aluminum foil and place in the oven to keep warm while you cook the other slices.

Makes 4 slices French Toast.

Orange French Toast

This variation is also a favorite of my family.

4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Juice of 1/2 orange
Dash of ground cinnamon
4 slices bread with crusts
Butter for cooking
Powdered (confectioners) sugar
Maple syrup, honey, and/or jam (for topping)

Follow the directions above.



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