Orange-Maple Flavored French Toast

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This French toast is perfect for a special breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning…or just a leisurely morning when you want something that really tastes great. It’s simple but oh-so-good…a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Top with real Vermont maple syrup, yogurt or fresh berries or combination of these.

(Makes 4 large slices or 6 Ciabatta or French bread slices)

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon orange juice (optional)
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
4 slices regular bread (or 6 slices Ciabatta or French bread)

In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, syrup, orange juice, zest, and cinnamon or nutmeg. Pour mixture into a flat glass-baking dish. Place bread into egg mixture. Allow bread to soak on both sides for a few minutes. Lightly grease and heat skillet over medium heat. Place bread on skillet and cook until golden brown about 2 minutes per side.