Hint-of-Orange French Toast

A citrus take on a classic favorite.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 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


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”15 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.


[nutrition-info calories=”455″ calories_fat=”” fat=”10g” sat_fat=”5g” choles=”71g” sodium=”1,006mg” carbs=”71g” sugars=”” protein=”20g” fiber=”4g”]

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


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