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Baked Orange French Toast


Looking for an easy, healthy breakfast? Try this crispy, whole wheat, oven-baked French toast.

Baked Orange French Toast Recipe. The easy way to make several slices of french toast at once!

One thing we love to say at Super Healthy Kids is that healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or new. Sometimes, small changes to family favorite recipes can make a big impact on nutrition! And you still get to serve your kids the comforting foods they (and you) love to eat.

French toast, with its balance of protein, fats and carbs, already has a head start as a healthy breakfast. Here’s how we like to make it even better: swap in whole wheat bread and sprinkle fresh berries on top. These adjustments add antioxidants, fiber, color, and flavor to your kids’ 

In the recipe we’re sharing today, we’ve taken flavor and nutrition one step further, by adding a splash of fresh orange juice and a sprinkle of fiber-rich wheat germ.

Why wheat germ? Wheat germ provides a boost of these important nutrients for you and your kids:

  • Vitamin E
  • Folic Acid
  • Fiber
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

Plus, the flavor is mild , and our kids like it. 🙂

Save Time, No Hassle

There’s something else to love about this recipe: instead of frying the French toast slice by slice in a skillet, we lay the soaked bread into a baking dish and pop the whole thing in the oven.

If you’ve never made French toast in the oven, you have to try it! The texture is crispy and tender, and the flavor is just as delicious as ever (with no more burnt edges. Sweet!)

My kids love this breakfast, and I love that I can cook ALL the slices at once, rather than slave over a hot skillet for 30 minutes. So I get to hang out with my family while breakfast cooks itself. It’s pretty great!

Baked Orange French Toast Recipe. The easy way to make several slices of french toast at once!

Here’s how to make this eggy, hint-of-orange French toast:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Whisk together 3 eggs, 2 Tbls. honey, and ¼ cup of orange juice in a mixing bowl.
  3. Soak 4-6 pieces of whole wheat bread in the mixture for about five minutes.
  4. Grease a glass baking dish with butter, then sprinkle the bottom with 2 Tbls. of wheat germ.
  5. Lay the soaked bread on top of the wheat germ, then sprinkle another 2 Tbls. wheat germ on top.
  6. Bake for ten minutes, then flip the slices, and bake 3-4 minutes more.
  7. Top with fresh berries, other seasonal fruits, and a touch of pure maple syrup if you like.

We hope you enjoy it!

Baked Orange French Toast Recipe. The easy way to make several slices of french toast at once!
Baked Orange French Toast

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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We used to go to a restaurant in Chicago that made THE MOST amazing french toast that had a hint of an orange flavor to it. I can’t wait to try this out and see if it is a close replicate.

Mmm, I love restaurant French toast for some reason. Let me know if you can taste the orange. Maybe even add a little extra.

These look delicious. We are going to make these for the girls the morning they head off to girls camp next week.

I tried this and it worked like a charm (not only that – this recipe was delicious!). Now, can you figure out a way to make pancakes so I’m not spending all morning hunched over the skillet?!

Sounds sooo good. I haven’t cooked an egg since my daughter was born..two months ago. I’m gonna try the pumpkin toast tomorrow. I hope my 2 yr old likes it. His breakfast have been kind of boring lately

I made this for my son before baseball tryouts this morning and he loved it. I didn’t have wheat germ, so I sprinkled on some ground flax and served it up with orange wedges and mixed berries. My 2 year old loved it too. I have another easy, healthy breakfast to add to our rotation!

Dumb question…where do I find wheat germ? Is is something I can find at any grocery store or do I need to go to a health food store? These look SO YUMMY I want to make them this weekend for my kids. 🙂

I’m wondering just how much wheat germ is used on the pan and over the top? Nowhere is an amount shown, is it just a preference thing? Obviously I don’t want to coat it, but I’m curious how much you used.

I have never bought wheat germ before. When I went to the store there were a lot of options. Toasted, raw, untoasted, etc. What’s the best one to get? Do you have a brand you like?

Hi Meredith!
I LOVE wheat germ…and as a matter of fact, if you look at recipes from late last summer until now…you will notice I have a lot of them with it included. I love the taste it adds to everything and not only baking. Anyways, the one I buy is basically not by choice. It is the only one my grocery store carries. It is Kretschmer, Original Toasted. If you look at the food label, you will see is an excellen source of Vit E and Folic Acid, good source of zinc and magnesium, and has iron, thiamin and phosphorus! So it packs a whole lot of goodness. My favorite is to use it as a nutty yogurt topping, instead of granola. Enjoy!

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