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Orange Vanilla Grilled French Toast Recipe

This orange vanilla french toast on the grill recipe can get a little messy, but the char and smoke you get from the pellet grill makes it worth it. We recommend using slightly stale sourdough because the texture holds up on the grill best. You could also use brioche or Texas toast.


  • 8 slices day-old sourdough bread
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ C milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 TB sugar
  • ¼ tsp orange zest


In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients (other than bread) until it’s well blended.

Place the egg mixture in a shallow bowl. Preheat the Grilla to 350 degrees. Take the bowl to your Grilla with you. Soak the first piece of bread for about 5 seconds on each side, then place the soaked bread on the pellet grill. Keep adding slices of bread until they are all on.

Flip the first piece after 3 minutes. As you flip the done side up, you can dust with more fresh cinnamon and orange zest.

After another 2 to 3 minutes, the slice should be golden brown.

Remove the grilled toast from Grilla and serve with melted butter and warm maple syrup.

Surprise Your Guests With Vanilla Grilled French Toast

Most people expect pancakes or French toast at breakfasts and brunches. What they might not expect is to be greeted with a smoked version of their favorite morning food.

Completely blow away your guests, whether it is a holiday morning or just a special noontime gathering by serving up our grilled French toast recipe. Be sure to serve it with plenty of maple syrup, fresh creamery butter and maybe even some homemade whipped cream. Now that is one stick-to-your-ribs breakfast!

When Did the Crazy, Wonderful, Delicious Notion of French Toast Begin?

No one knows exactly who invented the idea of French toast, despite the fact that the name implies it was imported strictly from France. Honestly, whoever first came up with the idea was pretty clever. What they realized was that stale bread could not only be softened in a delicious way. It could be turned into an unforgettable dish.

Certainly, French toast has grown to take center stage in many households as an occasional treat. But with your Grilla smoker, you can easily make it a common occurrence. If you are looking for an excuse to fire up the smoker as the sun rises in the east, you will appreciate having our vanilla grilled French toast recipe by your side.

Grilled French Toast Recipe Pairings

Although your grilled vanilla French toast will undoubtedly be the darling of your next get-together, you can easily pair it with a few other dishes and items:

  • Smoked meats such as ham, sausage and bacon. Try smoked salmon for a different taste.
  • Omelets and scrambled eggs.
  • Fresh-squeezed fruit juices and smoothies.
  • Newly cut fruits, including tropical varieties such as kiwi and coconut.

Make everyone smile tomorrow morning, even the night owls! Serve grilled French toast straight from your smoker.

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