Hint-of-Orange French Toast | Reader's Digest

Hint-of-Orange French Toast

Orange juice and zest brighten up this classic breakfast dish.

from Cooking for 2 | Summer 2005

Quick look

  • prep 5min    cook 10 min
  • serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 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 and/or maple syrup, optional

    How to make it  15 minutes


  • 1

    Place the bread in an 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-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 and serve with syrup if desired.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 455
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 71g
  • Sodium: 1,006mg
  • Carbs: 71g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g

Serving size: 2 slices (prepared with egg substitute, fat-free milk and reduced-fat butter)