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Friday, December 30, 2011

The French Toast English Muffin with Grand Marnier

I was delighted to receive a gift of Wolferman's large English muffins recently, and I immediately imagined these muffins as orange French toast!  The delicate orange flavor which the soak infuses in the French toast is enhanced by topping the toast with orange marmalade.

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                                      And Anyone Else You Care To!


Muffin Per Serving:
1/2 to 1 whole Wolferman's Original English Muffin (or 1 whole smaller English muffin, such as Thomas)

Soak (makes enough For 3 Wolferman's Original English Muffin halves (or 4 smaller English muffin halves):
1 egg
1 TB milk
1 TB orange juice
1/8 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. Grand Marnier (triple orange liqueur) or 1/8 tsp. orange extract
1/16 tsp. (a dash) of ground mace spice

For The Skillet Per Serving:
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 TB butter

Garnish per serving:
1 tsp. powdered sugar, sifted
about 1/4" orange wheel slice

Topping per serving:
about 1/3 c. orange marmalade

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the soak in about a 9" shallow cooking pan or dish.  Split the English muffin(s) with a fork and lay each half in the soak.  Let the halves absorb the egg mixture until wet but not completely soaked.
  2. Spray a non-stick skillet with the butter-flavored cooking spray.  Add the butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.  Using a fork or cooking tongs, lift each English muffin half from the soak and gently shake off any excess mixture.  Transfer the muffin(s) to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on each side.
  3. Garnish with a dusting of sifted powdered sugar and a slice of orange.  Serve orange marmalade for topping.  

Celebrate the New Year with this wonderful orange-flavored, English muffin French toast and enjoy!

Printable Recipe  

                                                 My Granddaughter...

                                              Says Happy New Year!

And so do I!


  1. What a delicious way to start the day! And I smile from your sweet granddaughter doesn't hurt either!!! Happy New Year, Bonnie!

  2. And happy new year to you and yours too!

    What an awesome french toast recipe, and what a little cutie your grand daughter is!

  3. What a clever recipe! Your granddaughter is a sweety;-)

  4. WOW - I've never made french toast with an English muffin and it sound like such a great idea! Orange AND Grand Marnier? Fantastic!!!! What a cutie granddaughter!

  5. @Lizzy @Curt @Pacheco Patty @mjskit - Thanks guys! Hope you all have a Delectable New Year! And welcome mjskit to my blog--I was delighted to discover yours!

  6. Oh yay! Your granddaughter is just beautiful! And what a great recipe too. Thank you for sharing with me. It is approaching dinner time, and my stomach is growling! I hope you are doing well and enjoying this first week in the New Year!

  7. Great recipe, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing.


  8. First things first--Your granddaughter is beautiful Bonnie! Second--Yummy! Growing up French toast was my favorite breakfast. I love that you used English muffins! And then Grand Marnier? I bet these taste amazing! I am going to have to give these a try for sure!

  9. @Monet @Violet @Jill/Dulce Dough - Sincerely appreciate your encouraging comments...hope you're having a grand New Year!

  10. English muffins are so much more enjoyable than toasted bread and the texture of them will lend to a really great french toast. Love the delicate flavors, too! Looks like this weekend's breakfast is established. Thanks for that!

  11. @Cheryl and Adam - Glad to help w/your breakfast this weekend and hope you enjoy! Have a delicious New Year!

  12. Hi, Bonnie! Back to let you know that the egg whites in my flourless chocolate cookies are unbeaten. It's the strangest cookie dough I've ever made...but my hubby is still raving about the result :)

  13. @Lizzy - Thanks...your cookies sound so fudgy, can't wait to try them!