Get Tropical This Morning With Coconut French Toast

April 24, 2014  |  

Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean and indulge in a sweet, coconuty breakfast with this unique, delicious and pretty healthy Coconut French Toast recipe. Can’t find cream of coconut? Substitute 3/4 cup light coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract. Coconut milks gives you creamy flavor with fewer calories. Shredded coconut adds a crisp crust. This tropical Coconut French Toast is so moist and delicious on its own that you can leave out the syrup! Courtesy of Family Circle.

2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1/2 cup cream of coconut
1 12 ounce small (12-inch)French bread loaf, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices (about 16)
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
Confectioners’ sugar, optional
Fresh berries, mango slices, or pineapple cubes, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Place a baking sheet in the oven.
2. Combine egg whites, egg, and cream of coconut in large bowl and whisk until smooth. Place the egg mixture in a large shallow dish and dip in bread slices in batches. Turn to coat.
3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add bread slices to skillet in batches and cook, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Place toast on baking sheet in oven to keep warm and repeat procedure with remaining bread slices
4. Top each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of the toasted coconut and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Serve toast with fresh fruit, if desired.
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