This Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake is perfect for Sunday brunch. This fluffy french toast bake comes together in a flash and will have everyone coming back for seconds…or thirds.
This Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake is my favorite brunch recipe!
I could not be more excited about today’s post: an Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake! But this isn’t a regular French Toast Bake. It’s a cool french toast bake.It’s topped with Bonne Maman’s Orange Marmalade Preserves, giving this brunch dish a glossy finish and a lovely sweet, floral aroma that might as well be straight out of an orange grove.
I was fortunate to travel to Paris last year with Bonne Maman, and if I was a Bonne Maman lover before the trip, I became a die-hard fan following it. We tried what must’ve been over fifteen preserves, jellies, and curds, met with some of their executives, and learned the in’s and out’s of the Bonne Maman brand.
One thing I just loved learning? Bonne Maman roughly translates to “grandmother,” which is very fitting considering their full line of products is made entirely with ingredients found in your (or your grandmother’s) kitchen. And Bonne Maman has never changed a recipe since the company’s founding 🙂
So yeah, I’m a Bonne Maman girl for life. Which is why I’m SO excited to bring you all today’s recipe; I truly believe in this company and am so impressed with both the ideals of the company and the products they put out into the world.
Alright Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake. Let’s chat about it. Easter is around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about your Easter Brunch spread.
And while regular French toast is delicious, it’s also time-consuming. Dipping each individual slice of bread into eggs, waiting for each piece to fry… when you’re putting together an entire brunch, no one’s got time for that!!
This French Toast Bake is so perfect because it combines the taste of French toast with the ease of a bread pudding. It uses two loaves of challah (brioche works great, too!), 10 eggs for that custard texture I just love, and is topped with Bonne Mamans Orange Marmalade Preserves for a unique presentation and phenomenal taste. And it’s SO springy!
I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of this recipe. It’s going to be the centerpiece of my Easter brunch spread, and I for one am already getting hungry thinking about it!
In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, orange zest, salt, and vanilla together until completely combined. If your brioche isn’t sliced yet, slice into 1 inch thick slices and then cut those in half into triangles. Arrange the bread in your prepared pan in 2 layer. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, making sure to coat every piece. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to let the egg mixture soak up.
12 hours later, remove the french toast from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the french toast for about 40 minutes or until the egg mixture is almost set. While the french toast bakes heat Bonne Maman Orange Marmalade in a small sauce pan until it is warm but not bubbling. Take the french toast out of the oven, and use a pastry brush to brush the the top of the french toast, covering it in a thick layer. Place french toast back in the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Allow to cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
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Sarah or Sofi, do you think I could replace the eggs with flax eggs? Usually it’s no problem but, replacing 10 eggs is more than I’ve replaced for other recipes before.
Hi! I’ve never tried this recipe with flax eggs so I’m not sure if it would work out. I do think 10 would be A LOT to replace with flax eggs. I’d probably recommend looking at a different recipe for an eggless french toast and just adding marmalade and orange zest to it 🙂
This is my all-time favorite french toast recipe!! The flavor is amazing and I love how easy it is to prep. I’ve made it and let it sit in fridge overnight, in the fridge for only 30 minutes, and even baked it with no sitting in the fridge at all. Every time it turns out just as amazing! Sometimes I use one loaf of bread instead of two, less milk, or more eggs, and it turns out great without fail every time. I’d give it 10 stars if I could!
Hi Megan! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I’m so happy you love this recipe as much as we do!
Thank you for sharing this recipe, Sofi! This is a great new twist to regular French toast. I made this with inch-thick Texas-style bread and cut each piece crosswise. The orange syrup seemed too sweet and too similar of a topping so I opted for light maple syrup instead. This turned out very tasty and I will definitely make it again!
Yum! Happy you enjoyed this french toast bake, Michael!
I made this for Easter yesterday and let me just say… it was Ah.Maz.Ing!!! I forgot to prep it the night before, so it only sat wrapped and refrigerated for about 2 hours in the morning before baking. It took closer to an hour to set in the oven, and I had to cover it with foil for the last 15 minutes so it didn’t get too dark. I used 1 entire loaf of Trader Joe’s Brioche bread, which fit my 13×9 Pyrex dish perfectly. I’m eating it right now as I type (reheated in the microwave the next day), and it’s still just as delicious. I will definitely be making this again!
Loved this recipe! I made it for Easter potluck breakfast at church and it was very well received! I ended up using the whole jar of jam because I knew we wouldn’t be serving it with syrup and it was perfect, just sweet enough and oh so tender (even after re-heating). So easy to make and so delicious and satisfying. I will definitely be making it again!
YUM. So happy this worked out well for Easter. Enjoy!