Orange Cinnamon French Toast

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Orange Cinnamon French Toast

I absolutely love breakfast foods, I think restaurants should serve them all day, and breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite things.  Until a few years ago I was never a big fan of French Toast.  I know, I thought it was strange too, bread, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, what’s not to like?  So I played around with different ingredients and came up with this Orange Cinnamon version.  It’s now my go to french toast recipe and it’s pretty delicious if I do say so myself!

orange french toast

First buy some cinnamon swirl or cinnamon raisin bread, this is an absolute necessity, don’t even try to make this with regular bread, it won’t be nearly as scrumptiously delicious.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Then cut it into thirds.  Part of the reason I was never a huge french toast fan was that I always thought the center wasn’t done right, it was too egg-y or something, but cutting it in thirds eliminates that problem.

Sliced bread

Then zest 2 oranges into a dish and then add their juice.

oranges

Crack some eggs into the dish, add cinnamon and vanilla, and whisk away.  Dip the bread slices into the mixture so that they’re completely coated and then place them in a buttered skillet.

bread in egg

Cook for a few minutes, and the flip and cook on the other side.

bread in skillet

Once cooked, remove to a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

orange french toast

Serve with more powdered sugar, syrup, and fresh fruit if desired.

orange cinnamon french toast

Recipe

Orange Cinnamon French Toast

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 loaf of cinnamon raisin or cinnamon swirl bread (16 slices)

8 eggs

2 navel oranges – zest and juice

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

powdered sugar (for serving)

syrup (for serving)

fresh fruit (optional for serving)

– Slice the bread into thirds

– Scramble the eggs in a shallow dish

– Add the orange, cinnamon, and vanilla to the egg and whisk together

– Dip the bread pieces into the egg mixture until they’re completely coated

– Place in a buttered skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes until done

– Flip and cook the other side for 3-5 minutes, or until done

– Remove from the skillet and place on a plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar

– Serve with extra powdered sugar, syrup, and fresh fruit as desired

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