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There are lots of family breakfasts and brunches during the holidays. Whether it is a Christmas brunch recipe or a Christmas breakfast recipe...or maybe a New Year’s brunch recipe that you are looking for this cranberry orange french toast recipe is going to have everyone asking for seconds. This easy french toast is topped topped with a simple orange cranberry syrup that gives it a sweet and tart flavor that is amazing! Sprinkle a little powdered sugar and you’ve got the best french toast recipe ever!

Cranberry Orange French Toast

Course Breakfast
Servings 4
Calories 612kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


French Toast

  • 8 slices White bread thick
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Zest from ½ an Orange

Cranberry-Orange Syrup

  • 1/4 cup Cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup Cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Corn syrup
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon Orange zest


French Toast

  • Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, and sugar together and pour into a shallow container.
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip bread in egg mixture and drop into a skillet frying slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side.
  • Set the slices to the side as they are finished.
  • Plate french toast, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and pour Cranberry-Orange sauce over it.
  • Enjoy!

Cranberry-Orange Syrup

  • Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring continuously.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes until it thickens.
  • Let cool slightly before pouring over french toast.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 2.6mg