Coconut French Toast

So a couple of days ago I decided to see If I Stay with a few friends. And let me tell you, it was probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I am genuinely surprised that I did not fall asleep while watching that soppy mess of a movie. I hope by telling you how bad it was, you won’t waste money on actually going to see it in theaters. The only saving graces of the movie were Chloë Grace Moretz and the fact that the male lead was kind of attractive.

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What does If I Stay have to do with french toast? Nothing, but now you know what you shouldn’t spend time watching. Ok, now that we’ve cleared that out of the way. Coconut french toast. I’m one of those types of people who opens a can of coconut milk, doesn’t use the whole thing, and then leaves it lying in the fridge for a week or two.  I have to get a little creative with leftover coconut milk.

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For this recipe, I put coconut milk in the french toast to provide richness and flavor. I also mixed together a little bit of maple syrup and coconut milk to drizzle on top. Just when you think you’re finished, there’s more. I chose to garnish this french toast with toasted coconut flakes and sliced strawberries. Whether you choose to garnish your french toast or not, it’ll taste great naked (with the syrup though, of course) or all dressed up.

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Coconut French Toast (Makes 1 serving)

2 slices bread (preferably stale)

1 egg

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 packet stevia (or 2 tsp. sugar)

Pinch of salt

1/4 tsp. coconut extract (scant)

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Coconut oil (for the pan)

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. coconut milk

Toasted coconut shavings (for garnish, optional)

Fresh berries (for garnish, optional)

Instructions (Makes 1 serving)

  1. In a small ramekin or bowl, mix together maple syrup and coconut milk. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow dish whisk together egg, 1/4 cup coconut milk, stevia, salt, coconut extract, and vanilla extract. Put both slices of bread in egg mixture. Allow the bread to soak up the egg mixture while you heat up the pan.
  3. Heat pan to medium heat. Add coconut oil. Place the slices of toast into the pan. Cook each slice until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip both slices. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Put both slices on a plate.
  4. Drizzle french toast with coconut syrup. Optional: garnish with chopped berries and toasted coconut shavings. Serve.
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