Orange French Toast
Try this creative version of French toast using raisin bread and a zesty, blend of flavors like orange, vanilla and nutmeg.
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
Powdered sugar (optional)
Orange peel curls (optional)
Bacon roses (optional)
Orange slices (optional)
- 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.
- Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 12 to 15 minutes. Turn slices. Continue baking until browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- 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).