Thursday, March 22, 2012

Orange Spice French Toast

I had the morning off from yoga teaching, so I slept a bit longer and then made some french toast for breakfast. (You know how much I love breakfast.) I had a 2-day old leftover baguette. It was almost stale so I quick sliced it up and soaked it in this egg batter I mixed up with orange zest and spices. This is one of my favorite easy homemade breakfast dishes.

Orange Spice French Toast Recipe:

1/2 to 1 full day-old baguette
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or any combination cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves)
zest of 1/2 a small orange
maple syrup

Slice the baguette into 3/4 inch slices. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, spices and zest. Soak slices of bread in the egg mixture until all is absorbed. Season a skillet lightly with oil, and bring to a medium heat. Lay the bread out in the skillet and cook until the undersides start to brown. Flip the bread slices over and when the other side browns as well remove from heat. Serve with maple syrup. Enjoy!

I snapped this last photo of the french toast right before the cat knocked the whole plate off the windowsill! He was very proud of himself.

Allison, I hope you are enjoying your spring break. I hear its springy there in Iowa! It is here too. The daffodils are out and they are glorious.

Be well my friend,



  1. This breakfast looks so great. I love a good French toast and I'm absolutely thrilled about the ingredients in this.

    I've bookmarked this for Sunday brunch. Can't wait to try it! :)

    1. Oh glad to hear you also appreciate a good french toast! Its such a handy way to use that leftover french bread. Enjoy!

    2. The French call it "pain perdu" meaning lost bread, so using a day old baguette is a great way to do it!

  2. I made this french toast for breakfast. Amazing. I shared in on my blog. If you do not approve, I will definately take the post down.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the toast. Thanks for linking back to our blog. :) -Kitchen Table Friends