Meet my new favorite brunch recipe!
I ❤️ french toast! This version flavored with orange juice is simple and delightful. Each slice cooks up golden on the outside and pillowy soft in the center, with subtle flavors of orange and cinnamon all around. Adding a glass of pure organic orange juice along side would complete this any time of day meal.
Serve this to your family, friends and overnight guests. You can impress them with this easy breakfast/brunch they will surely want the recipe for. Recipe adapted from the very fun recipe blog called Vegan Stoner, you can find the original recipe here.
Using the right bread to make french toast is essential. I’ve had the best luck with dense, hearty breads such as sourdough, French or Italian loaves, cut into 3/4 – 1 inch thick slices (1/2 inch pre-sliced loaves should be ok too). These breads are sturdy and can stand to be dipped in liquids, unlike the majority of breads typically found in the bread isle which tend to get soggy. So for the best results, head to the bakery section and pick up a loaf of sourdough, French or Italian bread. Even whole grain artisan bread would be great!
The recipe is very easy to put together, simply mix your ingredients, dip the bread on both sides and cook on the griddle or skillet. It’s simple, straight forward and quick!
ORANGE FRENCH TOAST
- 1 loaf french or sourdough bread, sliced 3/4 – 1 inch thick
- 1/2 cup almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed or pure organic orange juice
- 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar, maple syrup or coconut palm sugar
- a few dashes of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil, for griddle/skillet
- pure maple syrup, to serve
- pure cane powdered sugar, to garnish (optional)
In medium size, flat bottom, shallow bowl, mix milk and orange juice. Add choice of sweetener, cinnamon and optional vanilla extract, mix well.
Melt coconut oil on griddle/skillet at about a medium high heat, lightly dip both sides of toast in mixture and cook until golden brown on each side, approx. 2 – 3 minutes per side. After dipping 3 or 4 toasts you may want to add a few more dashes of cinnamon to the mixture, it floats on top and will most likely be gone after the first few dips.
Serve with pure maple syrup and garnish of choice.
Serves about 3 – 4, depending on how thick you slice your bread.
Nutrition information is based on 1/2 loaf of bread, or about 6 slices.