Happy Sunday everyone! Today is National Pina Colada Day, and Constance of Cosmopolitan Cornbread is hosting today’s Sunday Supper! To celebrate we’re making all sorts of coconut dishes for today’s Sunday Supper, and I’m bringing a sweet and savory breakfast dish to the table, my gluten free coconut French toast. Breakfast may be my favorite meal of the day, but growing up I undervalued the classic French toast. I was much more of a kid that liked eating those cinnamon rolls that came out of those refrigerated tubes (you know, the ones you had to pop open). I always felt like French toast was just a boring dish. What’s there to get excited about damp bread that only had a hint of cinnamon flavor?
Enter the Internet and, more relevant to this story, Pinterest, the holy grail of pretty food pictures that are impossible to replicate. After exploring food on the Internet, I realized there was far more you could do with French toast than what I perceived in my childhood world view. There’s all sorts of things you can do with French toast, but I think my favorite is coating it in beautiful toasted coconut. Coconut French toast is the ideal example of the dish to me. You’ve got the soft, egg-y bread covered on the outside with crunchy toasted coconut that not only adds a layer of much needed texture to French toast, but it also adds this great sweet flavor to it. I love to make a little fresh homemade caramel sauce as a condiment for coconut French toast as opposed to the traditional maple syrup. I love caramel and coconut together, making this great salty yet sweet combination that maple syrup wouldn’t be able to provide.
- Sauce Ingredients
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup light cream
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Toast Ingredients
- 6 slices of Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 7 oz flaked coconut
- Fruit for garnish
- Cook the caramel ingredients over medium heat, constantly whisking for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.
- In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs, milk, and salt together. Pour the coconut onto a plate.
- Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium low heat.
- Coat the bread in the egg mix, then lightly press the coconut onto both sides.
- Cook each side for about 3 minutes, or until the coconut is lightly browned. Serve with sauce and fresh fruit.
Check out all of the amazing coconut recipes down below!
- Coconut Granola Bowla by Family Foodie
- Make Ahead Healthy Piña Colada Breakfast Parfait by Easy Cooking with Molly
- Piña Colada Granola (grain free) by My Life Cookbook
- Piña Colada Nut Bread by Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
- Piña Colada Overnight Oats by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Piña Colada Pancakes by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Dive in with Sides and Appetizers
Coco-Nutty Main Dishes
- Chickpea Potato Curry by Sunday Supper Movement
- Piña Colada Chicken and Rice by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Piña Colada Chicken Skewers by The Crumby Cupcake
- Pineapple Barbecue Chops with Colada Slaw by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Curry by Caroline’s Cooking
- Coconut Pound Cake by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles by Books n’ Cooks
- Creamy Dairy-Free Vegan Coconut Ice Cream by Positively Stacey
- Easy Piña Colada Fudge by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Easy Piña Colada Poke Cake by Crazed Mom
- Homemade Samoas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- How to make a Piña Colada Flan by Asian In America
- Island Breeze Piña Colada Panna Cotta by The Weekend Gourmet
- Kheer by What Smells So Good?
- Mini Roasted Blueberry and Coconut Cream Trifles by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Piña Colada Bars by Dessert Geek
- Piña Colada Cream Pie by Cookin’ Mimi
- Piña Colada Cupcakes by The Redhead Baker
- Piña Colada Energy Balls by Wholistic Woman
- Piña Colada Ice Cream by Palatable Pastime
- Piña Colada Rice Pudding by Hardly A Goddess
- Piña Colada Trifle by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Piña Colada Upside Down Cake by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Pineapple Coconut Pudding by Magnolia Days
- Samoa Smacky Delicious Mix by Cooking With Carlee
- Toasted Coconut Sour Cherry Sundae by Pies and Plots
- Tropical Fruit Cups by The Freshman Cook
Sweet to Sip Beverages
- Boozy Coconut & Caramel Milkshakes by Momma’s Meals
- Coconut Banana Rum Smoothie by Desserts Required
- Coquito by Monica’s Table
- Lime Coconut Lassi by Food Lust People Love
- Piña Colada Freeze by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Piña Colada Smoothie by A Mind Full Mom
- Spiced Piña Colada by Family Around the Table
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