Orange Zest French Toast

French toast or toast mayai as we fondly call it here in Kenya is a quick breakfast fix that can be transformed very easily. This time round I added some orange zest and the results were amazing.


Ideally a day or two old bread is great with french toast but any slice of bread will work well.


In a shallow bowl, break in your eggs and grate over the orange zest.

Add the milk.


Using a fork,whisk to combine.

Coat the bread slices.

Flip to coat the other side.

Heat your pan over medium heat and add some little and swirl to coat.

Place the coated bread slices.

Cook until lightly golden and flip to cook the other side.

Repeat the cooking procedure until your bread slices are over.

Serve warm.

Sprinkle over some icing sugar, drizzle with honey and top with some fruit.

Or serve it plain.

However you choose to eat them,  you’re sure to enjoy them.

Easy to whip up and utterly delicious.

Sunshine in my mouth.


Orange Zest French Toast

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  • 2 eggs
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Oil for frying


In a shallow plate add the eggs, orange zest, milk and sugar.

Using a fork whisk everything to combine.

Heat up a pan and lightly grease with some oil.

Lay the bread slices in the egg mixture and coat on both sides.

Fry the coated slices of bread in the heated pan and cook on each side until lightly golden.

Serve warm drizzled over with honey and topped with some frozen fruit if desired

If you are working with more slices of bread the ratio of eggs to milk is 1:1 (1 egg to 1 tablespoon of milk)



  1. That’s an amazing twist to French toast, and i’m a sucker for French toast. Definitely trying this out.
    And that flowered plate is to die for…

  2. I tried this
    The family and myself loved it.
    A very interesting twist to French toast.. Thank you

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