Citrus French Toast

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Excellent! Made exactly as stated and my husband loved it .. next time I will omit the butter and just use a little for frying .. thanks!
  5. Delicious French toast with just a hint of lemon! I scaled the recipe for 2 servings but used the whole egg which produced 3 slices. I used 12 grain bread & melted the butter to grease my griddle. Hubby topped with maple syrup but I used Smucker's No Sugar Added Orange Spread & served with bacon for a great Sunday morning breakfast. Thanx Pets!


  1. I used croissants instead of bread and it was really too good! Very nice, light citrusy flavour and crisp, crunchy coating. I just dusted with some powdered sugar and served them with fresh fruit salad on the side. Thanks Pets!


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