Place bread cubes in lightly greased 2-quart casserole. In large bowl beat together milk, eggs, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, orange peel, and cinnamon. Pour over bread cubes. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Serve with cream or milk if desired.
*To toast almonds, place nuts single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes.