Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Orange Flavored French Toast

Orange Flavored French Toast | Cooking on the Front Burner

As you are trying to eat up your leftover ham, your leftover corn flakes from that cheesy potato casserole you made for Easter are feeling left out!  It's always all about the leftover ham after a holiday. And while there are many recipes for that - what about the corn flakes?  When I made our cheesy potatoes this past Sunday, I was looking for a way to use up the box.  Sorry, but plain corn flakes with milk just doesn't appeal to me!  But this crispy french toast was a sure winner.

What also makes this breakfast so good is the bread. - it's not just your average slice of white bread but a nice thick slice of challah.  If you aren't sure where to buy it, head over to Trader Joe's.  The texture is soft but chewy - though I'm not sure if that makes sense!  But trust me, it makes the perfect french toast.

Orange Flavored French Toast

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Serves 4 - 2 slices each
Recipe adapted from BH&G
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange liqueur (or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 8 slices of challah bread (about 1/2" thick)
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup
  1. Preheat griddle over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon butter
  2. Beat together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, orange liqueur or extract and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
  3. Place crushed corn flakes in another shallow bowl
  4. Dip bread (cook 2 slices at a time) in egg mixture about 3 seconds on each side and then press into corn flakes
  5. Place on griddle and cook total for 6-8 minutes until golden brown and only turn once.
  6. Serve with maple syrup
  7. Repeat with remaining bread and add more butter to griddle as needed
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While you could eat them with no syrup since they have such great orange flavor, we love to pour some quality maple syrup over ours. (Note the recipe uses orange liqueur but you can substitute extract in its place)

French Toast with Orange Flavors | Cooking on the Front Burner

Orange Flavored French Toast

Now let's not let the ham feel left out, so here is a recipe you could use for those leftovers.


  1. I rarely ever buy corn flakes because (a) they're boring as a cereal and (2) I forget about coating foods in them! I've done it with chicken, but never french toast. These look terrific, and I love the orange flavor!

  2. Love challah french toast! The orange flavoring just adds to the appeal!

  3. My mouth is watering! Wow! This is amazing! What a yummy recipe! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-)

  4. You're spot on with this recipe, Deb....french toast is always missing a little crunch. Love it!

  5. Hi there! Visiting from Wine'd Down Wednesday. This looks so yummy! I love french toast with cornflakes! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  6. WOW! These look amazing. French toast is my favorite breakfast food, and I love this idea of a fruity take. Pinned it for future use.

  7. My family would **devour** this!! Yum!

  8. I would love, love, love to make this! I have been on the hunt for challah where I live and it is nowhere to be found. Even asking about it brought looks of indignation from bakeries, go figure. The only option I'm left with is to get over my yeast phobia and bake my own.

  9. My mouth is watering, looks so good!

  10. We have a french toast addiction at my house, it's a problem. Thanks for posting. Hello from The Party Bunch.

  11. Visiting from Inspiration2 ... I love French toast and this sounds and looks scrumptious!

  12. Oh, this looks so yummy! Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

  13. Loving the textures going on in this French toast! I've just recently gotten back into making it and we're all happy campers. Gonna have to step it up and make this version soon!

  14. Oh my! This looks and sounds SO good! :D

  15. Both recipes look divine. I might have to pour chocolate syrup over that French toast, though...I love chocolate and orange together! Great leftover tips, thanks! :)


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