It's breakfast time again. And this time I had a hankering for some French Toast this week.
I look at French Toast as the Lazy Man's Pancake. You want the butter and syrup but you don't want to mix up any batter. But then you end up mixing up a sort of batter anyway because you're mixing the eggs and milk to dip the bread.
I ended up finding a recipe that appealed to me a little more than the usual. This particular recipe doesn't call for eggs and milk but for orange juice and eggs….different eh? And it's baked as opposed to being skillet fried on the stove.
Why use Orange Juice instead of milk in a french toast recipe? I imagine that it makes the French Toast lower in fat. Either way it adds a tangy taste I enjoy.
My daughter and now I prefer this version.
I also I don't like my French Toast too goopy and gummed up with stuff. I like it simple and almost bare. I like the edges crunchy and I prefer some whole wheat bread. Luckily I had some homemade whole wheat bread.
The following is the recipe I use to make French Toast for my daughter and I during the week when hubby has already left for the work day. He's not really a French Toast guy. It makes a simple two servings.
Orange Juice Oven French Toast
- 6 medium slices Bread
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
Mix melted butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon together and pour into the bottom of a baking dish.
Mix eggs and orange juice together with a fork.
Dip your bread slices into the orange juice mixture covering both sides and place in the baking dish.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.
If you try this recipe let me know how you like it.
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