Pecan French Toast


  • 4eggs
  • ⅔ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1 inch slices
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, beat together eggs, orange juice, milk, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Place bread slices in a tightly spaced single layer in the bottom of a flat dish or baking pan. Pour milk mixture over bread, cover and refrigerate overnight, turning once.


  • Step 2

    When ready to cook, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Coat a jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet evenly with the melted butter. Arrange soaked bread slices in a single layer on pan. Sprinkle evenly with orange peel and pecans.

  • Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Check slices during last 10 minutes of baking time to avoid burning.

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