Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you don't have self rising flour, use plain and add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and if calories are not an issue, use some more butter or margarine for frying, it makes it even nicer and more like cake. Serve with honey or syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and zest.
  2. Add the milk and mix until you have a smooth and lump free batter.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, mix, now add the melted butter and mix again.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying.
  5. Dip and coat the bread in the batter, fry until light golden.


Most Helpful

This french toast is AWESOME...I made it for easter breakfast :-) I was a little skeptical about adding the citrus.. (I used a mixture of lemon and orange!!!), but it was spectacular... thanks so much for this recipe!! I will make it for special occasions!! use the extra butter for frying.. its worth it!!!! lol

love4culinary April 20, 2003

I was looking for a citrus French toast after having the best ever at a restaurant. This was easy to make and so yummy!!!! I used a cranberry walnut bread that I cut 1/2-3/4 inch thick and dried it for 6 hours on the counter before using. I soaked each slice for at least 30 seconds on each side according to (Alto Brown). I will never be able to go back to any recipe that is ordinary ever again. My husband gave it 5 stars also. I doubled the recipe after reading other comments and that was perfect for 10 slices. Susan

scmagnuson November 07, 2015

What a great recipe! I used grated lemon peel for the citrus option, and I thought it was really good. I will definitely make this again, but I'll probably experiment with grated orange peel next time, to see how it compares to the lemon peel. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Pets'R'us.

NorthwestGal May 10, 2010

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