Serve a French Toast with Grand Marnier for a holiday breakfast or brunch. Drizzle delicious maple syprup and orange zest over this decadent breakfast that combines soft challah bread with a delicious orange liqueur for the most amazing French toast!

French Toast with Grand Mariner with butter

Grand Marnier-Infused French Toast is one of those special breakfasts that I love to make once or twice a year, usually around the holidays. This Challah French Toast breakfast is rich, decadent and I also love to serve it for out-of-town company. With a hint of orange flavor and cinnamon, and soft fluffy bread, it’s the best French Toast recipe.

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French Toast with Grand Marnier

Not only is this a super easy recipe, but it’s one even young kids can make. With eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, orange zest, honey and a tad bit of Grand Marnier–this recipe comes together in no time. Also optional to make this “alcohol-free” (see notes in recipe card).

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Challah French Toast Breakfast Recipe

The holidays are a beautiful gift! And there are many creative ideas and homemade gifts to give! Like this French Toast Breakfast idea! Our friend gave us this recipe years ago for Christmas. She printed out the recipe, added a small bottle of Grand Marnier with a fresh loaf of Challah bread. How fun, and what a unique idea for a “homemade” gift.

We also love this recipe served with these French Toast Cupcakes, fruit salad, and this banana coffee cake! How about a Virgin Mimosa for a special treat?

Challah French Toast Breakfast Recipe

Why I love this recipe

  • Simple ingredients, and optional to make it “alcohol-free.”
  • You can make it any time of year, but especially during the holidays.
  • Make the recipe (double or triple) and keep warm in the oven. Add to a “big board” or a breakfsat board for special occasions.
Challah French Toast Breakfast Recipe

Gather these ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Milk or 1/2 & 1/2
  • Orange zest
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey
  • Grand Marnier (or see notes if ommiting)
  • Salt
  • Loaf of soft bread: we use Challah bread
  • Butter
  • Oil
Challah French Toast Breakfast Recipe

How do you make French Toast with Grand Marnier

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk (or half and half), orange zest, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture into a 9×13 baknig dish. Add the bread and soak the slices of bread in egg mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. oil in a frying pan. Add the soaked bread and cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Place in the heated oven to keep warm until served.
  • Serve with warm maple syrup or favorite preserves with sifted confectioners sugar.

Tips and substitutions

GIFT IDEA: In a beautiful basket, add a fresh loaf of Challah bread with a bag of oranges (for zest, and the rest possibly for fresh squeezed orange juice?), with a quality bottle of maple syrup and a small bottle of Grand Marnier. Don’t forget to add the recipe to the basket! And any other fun items that would complete the basket.

Bread: use any soft bread, like brioche, Challah, or even homemade bread.

Alcohol-free: If you want alcohol-free, replace the Grand Mariner with another tablespoon of orange zest and a tsp of Rum extract.

Serve on a big board!

Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and your favorite jam or jelly. We also like to serve it with peanut butter (for those wanting a little more protein). It sounds weird, but it’s delish.

plate of French Toast with Grand Mariner

More easy breakfast ideas to try:

Easy Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Baked Berry Stuffed French Toast

Challah French Toast Casserole

Farmer’s Casserole

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French Toast with Grand Marnier

Serve French Toast with Grand Marnier, made with soft challah bread and a delicious orange liqueur, for the most amazing French toast!
Great for Christmas morning. Makes 8 large slices. Original source from Ina Garten.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups milk or 1/2 & 1/2
  • 3 Tbsp. Grand Marnier*
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 loaf Challah bread, or use Brioche bread
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. oil

Toppings:

  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • preserves or jelly
  • peanut butter
  • maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Prepare the beaten eggs, milk (or half and half), Grand Marnier, orange zest, vanilla extract, honey and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture into a 9×13 pan. Add the bread slices and soak the bread in egg mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 Tbsp. oil in a frying pan. Add the soaked bread and cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Place in the heated oven to keep warm until served.
  • Serve with warm maple syrup or raspberry preserves with sifted confectioners sugar. We also love a dusting of powdered sugar or peanut butter!

Notes

  • If you want alcohol-free, replace the Grand Mariner with another tablespoon of orange zest and a tsp of Rum extract.
  • Reposted from December 2017.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 237mg, Sodium: 557mg, Potassium: 254mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 593IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 3mg
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French Toast with Grand Mariner with butter & challah