Waffle Iron French Toast
1 C. milk
1/2 C. fresh orange juice
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 T. finely grated orange zest
8 bread slices, each 3/4-inch thick
2 T. unsalted butter
Preheat the waffle iron on medium.
In a pie plate or shallow bowl, using a whisk or fork, beat together the eggs, milk, orange juice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest. Soak the bread slices in the egg-milk mixture for at least 15 seconds per side. The longer the bread is soaked the moister the French toast will be. Cook immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
If using a regular waffle iron, brush it lightly with the butter. If it is nonstick, you don’t need the butter. Place the bread in the waffle iron. (How many slices you can cook at a time depends upon your waffle iron.)
Close the iron and, using a sharp knife, cut off any bread that extends beyond the edge of the iron. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the bread is toasted on the outside.
Makes 4 servings.