Orange Pecan French Toast

If you’re looking for a sweet morning treat, this recipe is a great fix with a mixture of fruit and nuts with warm cinnamon vanilla bread.

Ingredients

1 cup packed brown sugar

⅓ cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

⅓ cup chopped pecans

12 (¾ inch thick) slices French bread

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 cup fresh orange juice

½ cup 2% milk

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 egg whites

2 eggs

1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter and corn syrup. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, and spread evenly. Sprinkle pecans over the sugar mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the bottom of the dish so they are in a snug single layer.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites and eggs. Pour this mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread slices to help absorb the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the cover from the baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ready In: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

Orange Pecan French Toast

Nutritional Information

Based on 12 servings.

Per serving:

Calories

380

Total Fat     

9g

Saturated Fat  

4g

Monounsaturated Fat     

3g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.5g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

50mg

Sodium

490mg

Carbohydrates

64g

Dietary Fiber      

2g

Protein

10g