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- 12 large eggs
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 14 slices day-old bread
- 1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut
- Maple syrup, optional
- In a large bowl, beat eggs; add milk, sugar and cinnamon. Add bread, a few slices at a time; let soak for 1 minute on each side. Coat both sides with coconut. Place on greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 475° for 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with syrup if desired.
Coconut French Toast Tips
Can you use coconut milk in coconut French toast?Yes. You can substitute coconut milk for the dairy milk in this recipe or use a bit of each.
What goes well with coconut French toast?Serve this coconut French toast with new takes on classic breakfast sides, such as Tropical Fruit Salad, Turkey Sausage Patties or Banana Macadamia Muffins.
Can I make this coconut French toast recipe on the stovetop?Yes, you can prepare this recipe on the stovetop. Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture and coat in coconut as directed. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil over medium heat. Cook the bread in batches until golden brown, roughly 3 to 4 minutes per side. See this French toast recipe for specifics.
Research contributed by Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor
2 pieces: 435 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 371mg cholesterol, 473mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.