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Meyer Lemon French Toast

This Meyer Lemon French Toast uses Meyer lemons for a light and zesty French toast that's not too rich. I love topping this homemade French toast with fresh raspberries!

If you love making French toast as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Coconut French Toast, Vanilla Bean Buttermilk French Toast, or my Sourdough French Toast Sticks.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

I love Meyer lemons because they are sweeter than traditional lemons and they have a much more interesting flavor profile as well because they are not as tart. I usually get Meyer lemons from friends who have family or know people who have a tree down south, and they bring them up. And my neighbors had gifted me some from their daughter who brought them back from the Bay Area.

This healthier take on French toast makes a really light French toast that doesn't make you feel too full or like you've over indulged. Sometimes this classic brunch dish can be too heavy, and this version is really light!

I use the classic beginnings of French toast: eggs and milk. Then I added in a little bit of fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, and just a little bit of cinnamon. I always top my French toast with syrup – I'm the kind that likes to drown my French toast in syrup! I also added a little bit of powdered sugar and fresh raspberries for an amazing brunch recipe that you will love. This is seriously my favorite French toast I've ever made!

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Ingredients for Meyer Lemon French Toast

Organic White Bread (or sourdough is really good with this recipe too!)

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Meyer Lemons

Organic Raspberries

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Maple Syrup

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Tools Needed

Staub Baking Dish

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

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How to Make Meyer Lemon French Toast

Step 1

In a shallow dish, add the eggs, milk, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, and cinnamon. Whisk together. Soak 2 slices of bread in the egg mixture.

Step 2

In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter and put over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the 2 slices of soaked bread and cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom, flip and cook until lightly golden brown on the other side. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Soak the remaining 2 pieces of bread in the egg mixture, and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Add the 2 slices of soaked bread and cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom, flip and cook until lightly golden brown on the other side. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Dust with powdered sugar, add fresh raspberries, and serve with maple syrup.

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Tips for Meyer Lemon French Toast

• Use bread that you like. If you prefer white bread, use it. If you prefer wheat, use it. The flavor of the bread you choose will come through in the French Toast, so it should be one that you like. For this specific recipe I chose white bread because I wanted the bread to be as plain as possible so the Meyer lemon flavor could really shine. But, if you have whole wheat that works too!

• Do use whole milk! This is for fat and flavor so using whole milk is important.

• Make sure to soak the bread for a few minutes. You shouldn't see any dry spots on the bread when it goes into the skillet. Soaking it until it is completely coated is important as that gives the flavor to the French toast and also makes it turn golden brown.

• Use a medium heat so you get a golden brown color, as that's where the flavor will shine through.

• Do buy pure organic maple syrup. This is one of the items I really highly recommend spending a little more and buying the good stuff!

• Eat your French toast immediately after cooking it. This is not a recipe to save and it's best when eaten immediately.

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FAQ's

Can I use regular lemons?

Yes, you can use regular lemons in place of Meyer lemons. The recipe will have a subtle different flavor as Meyer lemons are sweeter and traditional lemons are more tart. Check out my article on the Difference Between Lemons and Meyer Lemons.

What can I serve this with?

I love topping this with fresh raspberries as the raspberries go so well with the Meyer lemons. You can also use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or bananas for other fruit options. And then of course toppings like powdered sugar, butter, and maple syrup! I also love serving this with classic scrambled eggs or sausage, try my Fluffy Scrambled Eggs recipe of Homemade Pork Breakfast Sausage.

Can I make French toast gluten free?

Yes, just use your favorite gluten free bread!

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Meyer Lemon French Toast

Mimi Council
A take on classic French toast with the addition of Meyer lemons. This light and zesty French toast recipe is a must make during citrus season.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 2 servings
Calories 426 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a shallow dish, add the eggs, milk, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, and cinnamon. Whisk together.
  • Soak 2 slices of bread in the egg mixture.
  • In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons of butter and put over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the 2 slices of soaked bread and cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom, flip and cook until lightly golden brown on the other side. Remove from heat.
  • Soak the remaining 2 pieces of bread in the egg mixture, and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Add the 2 slices of soaked bread and cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom, flip and cook until lightly golden brown on the other side. Remove from heat.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, add fresh raspberries, and serve with maple syrup.

Notes

Gluten Free — Use your favorite gluten free bread.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 12gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 496mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1002IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 2mg
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