Coconut Crusted French Toast


There are a ridiculous number of foods I always claimed or thought I hated my whole life and then all of a sudden grew on me and now I love them.  Coconut is one of these foods.  I guess it’s true that your taste buds change with old age!  I have learned to love the flavor and think it smells heavenly.

French toast, however, is something I have always loved.  It’s just such a classic breakfast and is my favorite sweet morning treat…but I really love it anytime of the day.

A certain someone that I’m married to has said on occasion that he just can’t understand how I can make a meal out of bread soaked in syrup.  He doesn’t know what he’s missing!  I added some chicken sausage on the side to make him happy 🙂

P.s. If you are a coconut fan, you just might love these cookies 🙂  Have a great day!

Coconut Crusted French Toast with strawberries and chicken breakfast sausage

Coconut Crusted French Toast with strawberries and chicken breakfast sausage


3 large eggs
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
6 slices of French bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices
Butter, maple syrup, and strawberries-for serving, if desired


In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Place the shredded coconut on a plate. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture (let it really soak in to the bread). Dip both sides of the coated bread into the shredded coconut. Drizzle a little egg mixture on top of the coconut to make it stick to the bread.

Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan or a griddle to medium to medium-high heat. Cook the slices of bread until golden brown on one side and then turn and cook the other side. Serve immediately or keep French toast warm in a 250 degree F oven.

Serve with butter (this doesn’t really need it), pure maple syrup, and/or strawberries.

Recipe source: adapted from

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17 Responses to “Coconut Crusted French Toast”

  1. August 23, 2012 at 2:08 AM #

    How is a girl supposed to lose weight with all these yummy recipes arriving in her Email in box?!?! 🙂

    • August 23, 2012 at 2:33 AM #

      Coconut is a healthy fat? ha ha, I tried. Can’t wait to see your new website when it goes “live” 🙂

  2. August 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM #

    I’m weirdly picky about french toast–this looks like it would def. be up to par 😛 😀

    • August 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

      I am, too! It is not all treated equal 🙂

  3. August 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM #

    I agree that coconut is one of those foods that you think you hate but you actually love!

    • August 23, 2012 at 1:35 PM #

      It’s so weird, isn’t it?! I’m glad I’m not alone in this 🙂

  4. August 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM #

    Holy yum!! This french toast looks amazing! I am a huge fan of anything with coconut…I have to make this soon! 🙂

    • August 24, 2012 at 2:17 AM #

      Me too! I don’t make coconut recipes nearly enough 🙂

  5. missy
    August 26, 2012 at 7:59 PM #

    Yum, we have french toast often and I love coconut. We will have to try this!

    • August 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM #

      It’s yummmm-O!

  6. August 27, 2012 at 9:46 PM #

    I was a total coconut skeptic…until this summer and I’ve been obsessed! I haven’t tried including it in french toast though, and definitely need to try this 🙂

    • August 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM #

      I think you’ll love it if you love coconut!

  7. August 31, 2012 at 12:23 AM #

    Love coconut and this just looks fabulous!

  8. August 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM #

    I have been on a TOTAL coconut kick lately… this looks awesome!

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM #

      Thanks, Kammie! Sorry for my late response – I had a ton of comments go to my spam for some reason!


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