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Two slices of French Toast with maple marmalade syrup and orange marinated fruit.

Orange Marmalade French Toast

With the flavor of fresh oranges infused into every bite, this Orange Marmalade French Toast will make any morning feel bright and sunny!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: French Toast with Orange, Marmalade French Toast, Orange French Toast
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread of your choice ½ to ¾ inch thick is best

Custard

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk you can use the milk or milk alternative of your choice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Orange marinated fruit

  • 1 1/2 cup sliced fruit your choice (If your favorite fruit is out of season, or you just don’t have any on hand, frozen fruit will work just fine. Thaw and proceed.)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

Maple Marmalade Syrup

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 orange minus 2 tablespoons for custard

Instructions

  • Whisk eggs, milk, orange zest, and cinnamon together and pour into a shallow dish, such as a pie plate. When I say whisk, I mean really whisk. I can’t stand it when there are clumps of spices on some pieces of bread and none on others. A vigorous whisking between each batch, when cooking, will avoid that catastrophe.
  • Combine your fruit, sugar, and orange juice in a medium bowl. Gently toss and allow to sit at room temperature until ready to serve. If you’re a plan-ahead kind of person, congratulations on that, and also cover the fruit and refrigerate until needed.
  • Place marmalade, maple syrup, sugar, and orange juice in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the syrup begins to thicken. Set aside to cool while you make the French toast.
  • Place a wire rack set on a sheet pan in a 200° oven. This is where you’ll place the finished toast, to keep warm when done cooking. Warm a skillet or cast iron pan up to medium high heat. Drop 1 tablespoon of butter in the pan and allow to melt. Dip a slice of bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Place a piece of dipped bread in the pan and cook 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip over and cook 2-3 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the rest of the bread. 

Serve with fruit and marmalade syrup.

Notes

Nutrition calculated with sliced strawberries as the fruit of choice.
Nutrition information provided is only an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg