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gluten free coconut french toast

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.

Gluten Free Coconut French Toast

Gluten Free Coconut French Toast

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cook the caramel ingredients over medium heat, constantly whisking for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs, milk, and salt together. Pour the coconut onto a plate.
  3. Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium low heat.
  4. Coat the bread in the egg mix, then lightly press the coconut onto both sides.
  5. Cook each side for about 3 minutes, or until the coconut is lightly browned. Serve with sauce and fresh fruit.
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