James Carrier
Makes 4 servings

"Sometimes I got to eat French toast on the couch. In our house that was special, since we had a formal dining room and usually dressed for dinner. The toast came on a tray, and I was a queen," says Chava Lee of the Silverbow Inn and Restaurant in Juneau, Alaska.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a shallow bowl, whisk to blend eggs, egg whites, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Step 2

Lightly mist a 10- by 15-inch nonstick pan with cooking oil spray.

Step 3

Soak bread thoroughly on each side, a few pieces at a time, in egg mixture.

Step 4

Place slices slightly apart in a single layer in baking pan.

Step 5

Bake in a 500° oven until toast is golden on bottom, about 5 minutes. With a wide spatula, turn slices over and bake until other side is browned, about 3 to 4 minutes longer. Transfer hot French toast to plates.

Step 6

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, drizzle with maple syrup, and serve with orange wedges, squeezing juice onto toast.

Ratings & Reviews

leileis's Review

February 13, 2010
This is the best french toast recipe. It is so easy to make and so delicious. I just made it for my husband and I for Valentine's Day breakfast. He loved it too. I used challah bread. I liked how it was all ready at the same time. Mine took a little longer to cook in the oven, about 8-10 minutes on each side. I put some mascarpone cheese on the french toast before squeezing orange juice and drizzling with maple syrup ...yum! Will definitely make this again.

cookiemunster's Review

January 19, 2010
We love this b/c it's ready all at once and is nice and crispy! I've made it multiple times... great for a crowd. I follow the recipe exactly - I've used homemade rustic bread as well as wheat and oat breads - it all turns out great!

stepheb's Review

September 12, 2009
Good recipe - but I found it to be a typical french toast recipe - nothing special.

Co2l2en's Review

December 20, 2008
Absolutely delicious. I made this recipe to surprise my husband one morning. Using the egg whites instead of just whole eggs helped make it light and fluffy. I used the left over dipping batter to make cinnamon scrambled eggs to accompany the toast, which he said were is favorite.