Sunday Breakfast: French Toast! YUM!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love sleeping in on a chilly Sunday (or Saturday) morning…snuggling close under the covers, and enjoying the lazy comfort of being together.

A chilly September morning like this calls for continued comfort after you finally decide to drag yourself out from under the deliciously warm covers and throw on your favorite pair of worn-in sweats and that old, ratty, full-of-memories sweatshirt…

Something that will keep your tummy comforted on this lazy Sunday, where you will lounge in your sweats and watch football (Yay! FALL!) all afternoon….

Something sweet…and savory…and DELICIOUSLY naughty.

Something that you might not have everyday, but as a special treat….

FRENCH TOAST!

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What could be more comforting than that warm, egg-soaked, cooked slice of bread, with melted butter and doused in warm maple syrup and a side of savory, salty bacon?!?! (Are you drooling yet??) 🙂

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You can’t go wrong with this recipe….so good and so easy!

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. sugar (optional, or you can use sugar substitute)
  • Healthy Dash of Cinnamon (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 8 slices bread (you can use your favorite sandwich bread)

In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together except for bread. 

Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture until coated on both sides.

Set aside in a baking dish until all slices are dipped.

Pour extra egg mixture over the dipped slices in the baking dish, while you heat up your lightly greased skillet.

Cook each slice until golden brown on both sides over medium heat.

(**Note: I usually set a clean baking/serving dish in a warm oven (170 degrees) and place the cooked slices in the oven to keep warm while I finish cooking the rest of the slices)

Serve with warmed maple syrup and your favorite savory breakfast meat!

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This is a recipe I came up with after trying various different French toast recipes. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser with the surprising hint of Orange that comes through. 

 

One of my favorite breads to use for this recipe is Trader Joe’s Tuscan Pane, or sourdough bread.  The slight sourness in the bread works really well with the orange flavor from the orange juice in the egg mixture. 

Enjoy!

Happy Fall & Happy Comfort!! 🙂

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