Orange-Cinnamon French Toast

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Recipe: #22100

December 12, 2015

Categories: French Toast

"I usually double this when family comes and bake it in a large roasting pan. We have this every Boxing Day for breakfast with homemade sausage etc."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (69.5 g)
  • Calories 129.3
  • Total Fat - 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 114.3 mg
  • Sodium - 223.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 31.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In small bowl, mix the butter, honey and cinnamon.

Step 2

Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

Step 3

In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, orange juice and if desired, salt.

Step 4

Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture.

Step 5

Place in prepared pan.

Step 6

Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 7

Invert onto a serving platter; serve with honey if desired.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the bread slices, choose a bread that is dense and thick for the best results.
  • For additional sweetness, try adding a tablespoon of brown sugar to the egg mixture.

  • Substitute coconut oil for butter - Coconut oil has a higher smoke point than butter, making it a healthier option for high heat cooking.
  • Substitute maple syrup for honey - Maple syrup is not only a healthier option than honey, but it also adds a subtle sweetness to the French toast that pairs nicely with the orange and cinnamon flavors.

Cranberry-Almond French Toast In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan. In a shallow bowl, whisk 3 large eggs, 1/2 cup cranberry juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional). Dip both sides of 6 ounces bread slices (6 slices) in egg mixture. Place in prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Invert onto a serving platter; serve with honey if desired.

Maple-Glazed Bacon

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Maple-glazed bacon is the perfect accompaniment to this Orange-Cinnamon French Toast. The sweetness of the maple syrup and the salty-savory flavor of the bacon will provide a delicious contrast to the sweet and spicy French toast. Plus, the bacon will add a nice crunchy texture to the dish.

Caramelized Banana Slices

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Caramelized banana slices are the perfect topping for this Orange-Cinnamon French Toast. The sweetness of the caramelized bananas will complement the sweetness of the French Toast while the caramelized flavor will add an extra layer of flavor. Plus, the banana slices will add a nice texture to the dish.


Q: How long should I bake the French Toast?

A: Bake the French Toast at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Q: What is the best way to prepare French Toast?

A: The best way to prepare French Toast is to soak bread slices in an egg and milk mixture, then fry in a pan with butter until golden brown.

12 Reviews


What a great recipe...we really enjoyed the made a wonderful breakfast this morning...thanks for sharing your recipe...


review by:
(31 Dec 2021)


This was a delicious French toast. Especially appreciated is how quick and easy it was to make. Next time I’m replacing some of the orange juice with grand marnier


review by:
(20 Feb 2021)


We enjoyed the orange french toast -- I made 7 slices but I probably had some dipping orange/egg mixture for 3 more -- next time I will just use the whole mixture and a larger pan. Very good. Served with bacon. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(20 Nov 2020)


Wow, I knew that I would love this recipe. I just didn't realize how much. 5 stars all day. This is so good. Quick and easy to make with excellent results. The french toast was perfection, tender and delicious. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe which I made for the Best of 2019 tag game. Recommended by Lazyme. Thanks Vic.


review by:
(11 Feb 2020)


Wow - this is this best French Toast recipe ever! And it's nice that it's oven baked, too. But as simple as this is to make, it's remarkably delicious. The outside had a very slight crunch but the inside was so fluffy soft. I topped mine with extra honey (as the posting chef suggested), and I thought it was an excellent touch - a little sweetness that went will with the warm tone of the cinnamon. Mine was perfectly baked at 16 minutes (turning the dish once about halfway through, to get even browning). Thank you for sharing this recipe, Luvcookn.


review by:
(20 Jan 2020)


Just made this for breakfast. Absolutely awesome! I especially love that it is made in the oven, because it's cold and rainy here this morning and it heated up the kitchen. Topped with butter and syrup made it an extra special breakfast for us! Saving to make again soon!


review by:
(2 May 2019)

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Fun facts:

This classic French toast recipe was popularized by French King Louis XIV, who enjoyed it for breakfast with his courtiers.

Orange-Cinnamon French Toast is a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, who serves it with a variety of toppings and sauces.