Coconut French Toast

coconutfrenchtoastI haven’t shared a recipe for a while, so I thought today would be a good day to share one of my favourites from this summer. On mornings when I have extra time, afternoons and evenings when I want something tasty and easy, I love making french toast. It’s so easy, and you can personalize it with extra ingredients or toppings to make it perfect for you. Today, I’ll show you how I add a bit of coconut (and some seasonings) to make it extra special.

coconutfrenchtoast-ingredientsTo start out, you’ll need 2 slices of bread (I used rye bread), 2 eggs (1 per slice of bread), milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut oil and shredded coconut.

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coconutfrenchtoast3Whisk together the eggs, then add in a bit of milk (at least 2 Tbsp, or more if you like), a dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. After you’ve mixed these together, you’ll want to soak each piece of bread in the mixture. Don’t leave the bread in too long, as it can become soggy and won’t taste as good. This is why I like using rye bread, since it is a denser bread, and thus won’t get soggy.

coconutfrenchtoast5While you have your piece(s) of bread in the mixture, add some coconut oil to your pan and heat it on medium heat. Once the pan is hot and the oil is melted, put your piece(s) in the pan to fry them. You’ll want to fry each side until they are golden brown, which will take 2-3 minutes (or longer, depending on how hot your pan is) on each side. After you’ve cooked each side, sprinkle some of the shredded coconut on top and fry it for a few seconds (no more than 15) to toast the coconut, and make it stick to the bread. If your pan isn’t large enough for both slices, repeat until both pieces are cooked and golden brown.

coconutfrenchtoast2I like to garnish my toast with some berries (usually enough to cover the toast completely) and a bit of honey or syrup. It’s that easy! Just remember not to heat the pan too hot (remember that scene in Kramer vs. Kramer?), and add as much fruit and coconut as you like!

How do you make your french toast? Do you like eating breakfast foods for lunch and dinner as well?

ps. roasted asparagus, turkey meatloaf and our kitchen tour.

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