Orange French Toast Bake

Hosting brunch? Here's a delicious dish you make ahead.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1
tablespoon granulated sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
eggs
10
slices (1 inch thick) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (9 cups)
1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
Powdered sugar, if desired
1
jar (about 12 oz) orange marmalade, warmed

  • 1 Generously spray 2 1/2-quart casserole or 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat flour, milk, granulated sugar, orange peel, vanilla, salt and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in bread cubes until coated.
  • 2 Pour bread mixture into casserole. Top evenly with orange segments. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with orange marmalade.

Expert Tips

A cup of chopped peaches and a jar of peach preserves instead of the oranges and marmalade is just peachy.

Serve with a side of sliced ham or bacon strips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
165mg
165%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.