For weeks, when my husband and I go out for breakfast on Sunday morning, I have been saying that I should make French Toast at home. It is a favorite of mine and I often order it at a restaurant. Well, I finally got around to it with this Coconut Crusted French Toast. And I am so glad I did. (and so will you be when you try this recipe!) And for you busy cooks – this is one of my favorite 30 minute meals.
Breakfast in Style with Coconut Crusted French Toast
This French toast is super easy to make but tastes like you spent hours making it. It is so delicate in flavor and really satisfying.
I wanted something that I could make quickly in the morning. I also wanted to try out my new Fraser digital kitchen scale to see how it weighs! (affiliate) Previously I had a cheap plastic scale that took up a lot of room on my counter. I love the design of this one. It is thin enough to store in a drawer, or even on its side on the counter. Happy to say it weighs perfectly!
The key to this recipe is the coconut. It takes ordinary French toast into a fine dining experiment. Super easy too. Just make your egg dip and then cover the French Bread in the coconut and Bake. I used my silicone baking mat for easy clean up later. ( I can’t get enough of silicone products. Makes life in the kitchen so much easier!)
Into the oven for 5 minutes on each side and add some pure maple syrup and you are done. What a treat this was. I won’t need convincing to make it again!
I received the Fraser kitchen scale for an honest review of the product. I absolutely love it! It is sleek in design, easy to clean and can be stored so easily in the kitchen. I have black appliances right now, so it is a perfect addition. See the scale on Amazon. (Affiliate link)
- 12 Eggs
- 1¼ cups of milk
- 2 tsp of granulated sugar
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 14 slices of white French Bread
- 7 ounces of flaked coconut
- Pure Maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 475º and prepare your baking sheet. (I use a silicone baking sheet, but you an grease the sheet or use parchment paper too.)
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- Place the pieces of bread in the egg wash, a few at a time and let them sit for about a minute. Roll in the flaked coconut and place on the baking sheet.
- (Some of the bread soaks up the cinnamon well and some doesn't, so I drizzled the extra wash over the pieces that did not get as much and also sprinkled the extra coconut on top too.)
- Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.
- Serve with fruit and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
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