Cranberry Orange French Toast
The one-at-a-time flip-and-serve system of traditional French toast has its hot-off-the-grill perks, but when your family is hungry all at once, this baked version will keep everyone happy. The natural sweetness of our Sprouted Power™ Steady Eddie bread (sweetened with apples), makes it ideal for warm breakfasts without skimping on afternoon energy, plus its hearty texture holds up well for French toast coatings. Bright and tart cranberries plus orange zest add a fruity fall taste to this one-dish wonder.
For the French toast:
1 heaping tbsp chia seeds (keep whole for texture or blend dry to make them undetectable)
½ tbsp maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
1 orange, juiced and zested
1 cup each, fresh and dried cranberries (or just one of your preference)
1 loaf Sprouted Power™ Steady Eddie bread (soften at room temperature if you usually freeze yours)
Coconut oil, for baking
For the toppings:
Oranges, cut into segments
Optional: side of sugared cranberries
Mix French toast ingredients (except bread) in a large, shallow bowl. Place in the fridge to activate, 10–20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°Fand prepare a baking or shallow casserole dish by buttering it with coconut oil.
Remove mixture from the fridge. Dip each slice of bread in the batter, ensuring each side is soaked through. Layer in baking dish, tucking extra cranberries in between the layers to prevent slices from sticking together. Bake for 30 mins, checking halfway to make sure the edges aren’t burning.
Remove from oven and let cool to warm. Serve with a dollop of cool, creamy non-dairy yogurt and orange segments.