Grand Marnier French Toast

(4 servings)

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread - best if slightly stale
  • 3 Tablespoons of butter for frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting
This was exceptional French toast. The outside browned perfectly while the inside was moist and custard-like. The orange flavor from the Grand Marnier and fresh orange juice is ever-apparent, but understated enough that toppings like maple syrup can still be a major player in the overall flavor. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. This one is a winner. (This recipe was tested and photographed in June 2014.)

Grand Marnier French Toast

How To Make Grand Marnier French Toast

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

In a large shallow baking dish, whisk together eggs, orange juice, milk, liqueur, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add 4 bread slices and soak 2 minutes. Turn slices over and soak 2 minutes more. Transfer soaked bread slices to a plate and repeat procedure with remaining 4 bread slices.

In a large heavy skillet or griddle, heat 1 1/2 T. butter over medium heat until foam subsides; cook half of coated bread slices until golden, about 3 minutes on each side.

Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Cook remaining bread slices in same manner.

Dust French toast with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.

Ingredients For Grand Marnier French Toast

* I used day-old Irish Soda Bread with raisins for the Grand Marnier French Toast seen here. It's a great bread to use for French toast recipes.

Serving Of Grand Marnier French Toast

A combination of orange-flavored liqueur and orange juice gives this French toast a fresh, sophisticated citrus flavor.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 135. Submitted 4/28/2002.