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Orange french toast on a plate served with a kiwi and sliced strawberry.

Best Orange French Toast

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Created by Mariam E.
A delicious and fresh twist on a traditional French toast, this Orange French Toast made with Florida’s Natural orange juice is the perfect brunch recipe! You’ll love making French toast this way from now on!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices brioche toast bread cut into 1-inch thick slices
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp. orange zest (approximately the zest of 1 small orange)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Florida's Natural No Pulp Orange Juice
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter

Suggested Toppings

  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruits
  • Cinnamon sugar

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the eggs well with the heavy cream, vanilla sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.
  • Place a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat, and melt 1 tbsp. of butter in the pan.
  • Drench each piece of French toast into the custard mixture on both sides, until moist throughout but not soggy. Add directly into the hot skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown on the outside and fully cooked through.
  • Remove from the pan and serve topped some maple syrup and fresh fruit. You can also sprinkle a dash of cinnamon sugar on top if you like.

Notes

  • Mix your egg wash thoroughly to avoid any egg whites congealing on the toast.
  • Use a preheated griddle or pan so you can get a nice crisp on the French toast.
  • Stick to a medium heat when cooking this Orange French Toast. Too high and you’ll
    burn the coating, too low and the bread will dry out.
  • It's best to use a big griddle or pan so you can cook multiple pieces at once.
  • Wipe down the pan between batches and reapply the butter. This way you'll avoid coating your toast in burnt butter!
  • Do not make the slices thicker than 1 inch—if the bread is too thick, you will be left with a raw center.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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