Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This has to be my favorite way to make french toast. The HONEY makes the recipe!! Use a dense French or Italian bread with this, it works out much better. From One Bite Won't Kill You cookbook.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
- 4 large eggs
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 6 slices bread (thick slices)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Put the butter and honey into a 9 x 13 inch non reactive baking dish. Heat them in the oven until the butter is melted and the honey is bubbling. Take them out of the oven and stir well.
- Whisk together the juice, eggs, spices, and salt in another baking dish. Dip each slice of bread in the juice mixture, turning it once to coat well, and then carefully set the pieces of bread in the honey-buttered pan.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until well browned. Don't flip the bread over during baking -- flip it over so the honey-butter side is up when you serve it though.
I made this morning for DS and my three DGSs while visiting them for the weekend. I followed the directions.... except for the nutmeg b/c I couldn't find any (not my house).... and it couldn't have gone together any easier. The DGSs were a little suspicious b/c it didn't 'look like what mom makes"... but once they tried it, it was gobbled up. DS used a little syrup and the DGSs added a little powdered sugar.. however, I liked how it tasted "as is"... Definitely a repeater and especially when I have company... I'd rather be able to visit with company than stand over a hot stove making French toast. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This was great! I made it as part of our Christmas Day brunch. I loved that I could make it the day ahead (although I cooked it for a lot longer than the recipe said,since it was cold to start with.) I grated some orange zest into the honey/butter mixture and the orange flavour was really nice. I also appreciated that there was no milk in the recipe so it worked for one family member who is lactose intolerant. This will go into my make-again file! Thanks Andeey!
Pros: Easy. Slightly different flavor from the OJ and honey.
Cons: Slightly different tasting because of the OJ and Honey
Worth trying to see if you like it. It was pretty good. I felt it could have used more honey. The honey and butter taste good together (think of butter and sugar when making cookies). The OJ taste was different and not too appealing to my household, but is very good if you have someone who is lactose intolerant.