The Best Ever Lemon Almond French Toast

Perfect for a weekend brunch. Enjoy this dish during the week for “brinner” (breakfast-for-dinner).

lemon and orange marmalade french toast

I find that the fruit and rind of citrus lends a complex flavor to French toast. Nothing takes a recipe from ordinary to extraordinary with the smell, texture (and balance of bitter and sweet) like a high quality marmalade.

Papa Vince makes authentic Sicilian products.  Last month, Huckleberry Hill readers loved the recipe that featured orange marmalade for a delicious sticky marmalade chicken. 

This month we use a lemon marmalade to make a divine almond French toast. This dish can be made with either orange or lemon marmalade, to suit your taste.


Prep the egg batter:

(Serves four people at three slices each.)

6 organic eggs

1/3  cup 2% milk, half-and-half or cream

2 heaping TBS. lemon or orange marmalade

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Mix well.

Use bread that you have on hand. Any type works well. Soak and cook on a medium high griddle.

Top French toast with butter, a dollop of marmalade and toasted slivered almonds.

Serve with authentic Sicilian citrus maple syrup, warmed and on the side. I like to use a crystal shot glass to hold each persons individual syrup. (Add a bit of the marmalade to the syrup and then warm.) Garnish with fresh lemon or orange slices. Enjoy!


Do you have a favorite recipe for using marmalade? I would love to hear from you. Feel free to share your ideas. I can be reached at huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com.


Cappuccino Kisses and Huckleberry Hugs, Maxine (A.K.A. “Molly”)