Orange Spice French Toast

French toast is a favorite breakfast treat. Reminiscent of Sunday mornings and sizzling pans, this dish is sure to bring the family together, a delicious and filling way to start the day.

I woke up craving french toast when I remembered that I had a fresh loaf of cashew bread, baked the day before! I wanted to bring some holiday flavor into the dish and orange spice sounded like a perfect combination with the bread.

This is a great twist on a classic comfort and an easy way to take your breakfast from ordinary to gourmet.

Start to finish: 22 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Zest from 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 bread loaf
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or non dairy alternative
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
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Start with a loaf of bread, in this case I was using homemade cashew bread. Slice your bread. this recipe works for about half of a loaf or about four servings.

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Next, stir together the rest of the ingredients in a flat bottom bowl for soaking the bread in. Make sure the eggs are mixed well with everything else.

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Soak each piece of bread in the wet mixture on both sides. Make sure the bread is saturated. Heat up a large pan, and coat the bottom with oil. I used coconut oil, but any high temperature oil will work. You could also use butter. Take the pieces of bread and cook them on medium heat for a few minutes on each side. They should have a light to medium brown outside layer. Make sure the middle is cooked through and then move on to the next pieces.

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Finish cooking all the pieces of French toast and serve with chopped up fruit, jam, or just maple syrup.

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