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Deliciously Creamy (and Easy!) Orange-Pecan French Toast Recipe Is Delightful Any Day of the Week

Our simple from-scratch syrup adds buttery richness to this twist on a brunch classic

French toast is a scrumptious treat served at weekend brunch with family and friends. But why reserve it for special occasions? That’s what inspired us to come up with this quick-prep Orange-Pecan French Toast recipe. It’s a cinch to whip up any day of the week.

Brown sugar simmered with creamy butter and crunchy pecans creates a rich syrup. It’s so decadent no one will guess it comes together in minutes. For the egg mixture, we stir in orange juice, vanilla and cinnamon. The result is a subtle tart-sweet finish with notes of warm spice. For a twist, try sourdough, cinnamon-raisin bread or even brioche instead of white bread. Any of these choices will be delicious topped with the buttery syrup! Once you give it a try, tell us how you liked it by commenting below.

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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices white bread


In pot, heat sugar, butter and pecans over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, 1–2 min.

In shallow baking dish, whisk orange juice, milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. Add bread; let soak 1 min., flipping halfway. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Over medium heat, in batches, add bread. Cook, flipping once, until golden, 1 min. per side. Transfer to serving plate. Drizzle with pecan syrup.

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