Recipe Cranberry Orange French Toast

November 19, 2018

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Silver Hills Bakery

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, our baked Cranberry Orange French Toast will keep everyone happy. Bright and tart cranberries plus orange zest add a fruity fall taste to this one-dish wonder everyone will love!

The natural sweetness of our Sprouted Power™ Steady Eddie bread (sweetened with apples and made with sprouted whole grains), makes it a warm breakfast that turns into afternoon energy. Plus its hearty texture holds up well to dunk in our plant-based french toast batter. (Our organic Oat So Lovely bread is also delicious in this recipe!)

Recipe Details

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Ingredients

For the Cranberry Orange French Toast:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds , heaping (keep chia seeds whole for texture or use ground chia (or blend/grind chia seeds dry before using) to make them undetectable)
  • ½ Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 orange , juiced and zested
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries* (or frozen)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries* , * or use just fresh/frozen or just dried cranberries per your preference (use 2 cups total if using only fresh/frozen or only dried cranberries)
  • 1 loaf Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery Steady Eddie™ bread (or your favourite Silver Hills Bakery sprouted whole grain bread (soften at room temperature if you usually freeze your bread))
  • Coconut oil (for the baking dish)

For the toppings:

  • non-dairy yogurt
  • oranges , cut into segments
  • sugared cranberries (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix french toast ingredients (except bread) in a large, shallow bowl. Place in the fridge to activate, 10–20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking or shallow casserole dish by greasing it with coconut oil.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, checking halfway to make sure the edges aren’t burning.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool to warm. Serve with a dollop of cool, creamy non-dairy yogurt and orange segments.

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