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Orange French Toast

Orange French ToastTry this creative version of French toast using raisin bread and a zesty, blend of flavors like orange, vanilla and nutmeg.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
8 slices day-old raisin bread
Cooking spray
Powdered sugar (optional)
Orange peel curls (optional)
Bacon roses (optional)
Orange slices (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, beat together eggs, peel, juice, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg until well blended.
    Place bread in single layer in 13x9x2-inch pan. Pour egg mixture over bread. Let soak, turning once, until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Evenly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. Place bread slices in single layer on sheets.
  2. Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 12 to 15 minutes. Turn slices. Continue baking until browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Dust with powdered sugar. Top with orange curls, bacon roses and orange slices, if desired.

Makes 4 (2-slice) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe using 2% milk without optional ingredients): 332 calories, 9 gm total fat, 321 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 294 mg potassium, 49 gm carbohydrate, 13 gm protein and 10% or more of the RDI for vitamins A and C, riboflavin, thiamin, iron, phosphorus.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).