My mom always used to put orange juice in her French toast. I never gave it much thought, and it wasn't until recently that I realized it was a more unique ingredient. As my husband put it, this French toast tastes "exotic." You'll feel like your on a tropical vacation while enjoying these. I could almost hear the wind blowing through the palm trees and the waves lapping up on the shore as we ate our breakfast.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 loaf Italian or Portuguese bread (the denser the bread, the better)
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Slice the bread and add to the egg mixture. Allow the bread to sit until the egg has completely soaked in, about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bread slices and the density of it.
- Arrange the French toast on a hot griddle with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.