French Toast with Orange Zest

Today I’m going to show you how to make French Toast in the easiest and most delicious way!

This French Toast recipe is spruced up with fresh zest from Riverside’s famous oranges.

This has been my favorite French Toast recipe since I got out of culinary school, and I’ve never strayed from this version.

What makes this recipe for French toast special is the addition of real Riverside Navel Orange zest, but you can use any oranges you have in your market.

French Toast with Orange Zest

Recipe by Jason Hill –
This is a classic preparation for French toast, topped with powdered sugar and fresh orange zest. Enjoy it topped with strawberries and bananas for a beautiful weekend breakfast.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2


  • 4-6 slices brioche bread

Egg Mixture

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half/half milk or heavy cream
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • powdered sugar to taste
  • fresh strawberries to taste
  • Maple syrup to taste


  • Whip together egg mixture well.
  • Soak bread slices on both sides in egg mixture.
  • Fry in a large buttered pan until golden brown on each side.
  • Serve with whipped cream, maples syrup, fresh fruit and powdered sugar.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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