Cinnamon-Orange French Toast

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  • Ingredients
    6 EGGS
    1/2 cup orange juice
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/4 cup milk
    1 Tbsp. freshly grated orange peel
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
    8 slices day-old cinnamon-raisin bread

    Yields: 4 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Excellent Source: Protein, Folate and Choline

    Good Source: Dietary Fiber, Vitamin D, Calcium and Iron

    Calories: 341

    Total Fat: 10 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

    Cholesterol: 280 mg
    Sodium: 317 mg
    Carbohydrates: 49 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3 g
    Protein: 14 g
    Vitamin A: 453.5 IU
    Vitamin D: 69 IU
    Folate: 97.6 mcg
    Calcium: 100.9 mg
    Iron: 2.9 mg
    Choline: 200.4 mg


  1. HEAT oven to 375°F. BEAT eggs, orange juice, sugar, milk, orange peel, vanilla and nutmeg in medium bowl until blended.

  2. PLACE bread in 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, overlapping as needed. POUR egg mixture over bread. LET STAND, turning once, until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  3. PLACE bread in single layer on 2 well-greased baking sheets. BAKE in 375°F oven, turning once, until browned on both sides, 20 to 25 minutes.

Insider Info

Simple enough for weekday breakfast and special enough for entertaining, this breakfast favorite is infused with orange, vanilla and nutmeg. Serve with maple syrup or honey.

Be creative. Try a different bread, such as brioche, French or Italian. Add a splash of Grand Marnier to the egg mixture. Substitute apple juice or cider for the orange juice; cinnamon for the nutmeg.

Skillet method: Place as many soaked bread slices in lightly greased hot skillet as will fit in single layer. Cook over medium heat until golden brown and no visible liquid egg remains, turning once.

To freeze French toast, cool slices on wire rack. Place in single layer on baking sheet and freeze 1 to 2 hours. Wrap airtight in serving-size portions; freeze up to 1 month. To reheat, unwrap slices and heat in toaster, toaster oven or on an ungreased baking sheet in preheated 375°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.