Orange Pecan French Toast

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My husband and I were vacationing recently and had this lovely French toast at a bed and breakfast. When we came back home, I kept missing it so I called them up and requested it. They actually gave me the recipe over the phone! I generally halve the recipe for my husband and I, and bake it in an 8 inch square pan. Reheats well in the toaster oven. I served it to my in-laws recently and they loved it. Serve with a little sweetened whipped cream and berries!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • cup chopped pecans

  • 12 (3/4 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 9x13 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 degrees F (175 degrees C ). 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.

    close up view of Orange Pecan French Toast garnished with orange slices, served with sausage on a white plate with a fork
    Kimberly Kahmann Harvey

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
9g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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