Orange Pecan French Toast

Orange Pecan French Toast

This recipe is gladdened up from a regular overnight french toast bake by using butter, milk instead of cream, and orange juice for general sweet citrus taste. You can also know free to use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, but to me, there’s something unique about brown sugar through the vacation season. What I admire about this french toast bake is that it can be made the night before and put in the fridge until the next day. When you’re set, just bake it up for a beautiful lightened-up gift. The orange definitely matches excellently with the gooey caramel and the pecans combine a nice crunch for an impressive brunch. This is not your ordinary French toast! The custard has orange juice and orange zest.

It is baked in the oven instead of on the cooker, which I admire because I am not so excellent at making French toast or pancakes equally. But the pleasantest part? It self-glazes with a tasty layer of caramel and pecans. And it was super soft to put together too. You can omit caramel if you want. It was tempting and sweet. You remember the fantastical orange zest presents on baked goods, and it does that to this French toast. The orange liqueur increases the taste, and the whole matter is fresh and sweet – a splendid breakfast and delightful begin a weekend morning. I choose the bright golden shade of French toast, notably lightened here by the burst of orange. I’m all for the masterpieces and hardly working various turns on them to hold things exciting. It’s not only joy to have but has cooking enjoyable, I believe. This French toast is a great example. It’s something ubiquitous yet a slight unusual for your weekend morning meal.




  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup of chopped pecans
  • 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices of French bread
  • 1 teaspoon of grated orange zest
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting




  • Preheat to 350-degree F.
  • In a small bowl, stir the brown sugar, melted butter, and corn syrup.
  • Grease a baking dish and pour brown sugar mixture into the bowl.
  • Sprinkle pecans over and arrange the bread slices.
  • In a bowl, whisk the orange zest, orange juice, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg whites, and eggs.
  • Pour egg mixture over French bread and cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Remove cover and rest for 20 minutes and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.


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