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Pecan Orange French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.


6 servings

Thick bread slices, a touch of grated orange peel and crunchy pecans make this French toast something special. —Allan Whytock, Lebanon, Oregon


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Place bread in a 13x9-in. dish; pour egg mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning slices once.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Pour butter into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; top with bread. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with syrup.

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