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Vanilla Orange Custard Freezer French Toast

Touches of orange zest and vanilla give this french toast a hint of a creamsicle flavor! The outside is crispy and the center is like custard. Heaven!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread day old slightly stale bread bread works best
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 Tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • zest of 1 orange optional
  • 2-4 Tbs butter plus more for serving

Instructions

  • Slice french bread into 1 inch thick slices. Set aside.
  • Mix eggs, half and half, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, salt and orange zest in a large shallow dish.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat and add 2 Tbs butter until melty and foamy but not burnt.
  • Take bread and dip in the egg mixture, making sure that both sides of the bread are well coated.
  • Shake off any excess fluid and place on hot skillet. Fry up each piece until golden brown, flip and cook up other side until browned.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with butter, fresh berries, and hot syrup.

Notes

To Freeze:
Remove from skillet, place on a cooling rack and cool completely. After french toast has cooled, place on a parchment covered baking sheet and flash freeze by placing in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from baking sheet and place french toast in a freezer safe ziploc bag. Label bag and place back in the freezer. When ready to eat, reheat in microwave, oven, or toaster.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tost | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.11g | Protein: 6.11g | Fat: 8.47g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 362mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4.76g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg