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Big Wow Factor Coconut French Toast With Pineapple Syrup (Easy Step-By-Step Guide)

Dudes, Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you’ve got to make the mother of your child(ren) an amazing breakfast in bed. No, you can’t pour cereal in a bowl and tell her that’s what the kids wanted to serve her. She knows better and won’t love your ‘effort’. You claim non cooking skillz. Fair enough, but I’ve got the easiest french toast recipe that will score you huge points (you know what huge points are, right? *wink*). I’m serious. She will not believe you actually made this and you can’t ever let her know how truly simple it is to make. Why am I giving you the awesome secret recipe?! (Maybe my hubs will read it and make it for me. Hint, hint)

  • Coconut French Toast With Pineapple Syrup 1 of 12
    Coconut French Toast

    Click through for a step-by-step guide!

    You CAN make this, really.

  • Here’s Everything You Need 2 of 12
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    2 eggs, coconut milk, King's Hawaiian sliced bread, sweetened coconut flakes, roasted coconut chips, butter, sugar, frozen pineapple and strawberries. King's Hawaiian sliced bread is the key to this recipe, regular bread will just not cut it. If you can't find the bread, just use any of the King's Hawaiian products like round bread, rolls, buns and just slice it.

    My husband went to the store for these ingredients, got a bit confused on the bread, but the store manager helped him find his way.

    *King's Hawaiian is not sponsoring this post, I just happen to love their products and my kids go gaga over sweet bread.

  • Mix The Egg And Coconut Milk 3 of 12
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    Whisk  two eggs and 1/2 cup coconut milk until combined.

  • Pineapple And Sugar 4 of 12
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    Place 1 cup frozen pineapple and 2 tablespoons of sugar in saucepan over low heat.

  • Assembly Line 5 of 12
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    Bread, egg mix, coconut flakes placed in an assembly line right next to the griddle!

  • Egg Dip 6 of 12
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    Make sure the bread is coated. If you are using the rolls, just slice and do the same - dip all sides to thoroughly coat.

  • Sizzling Butter 7 of 12
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    Place the butter onto the griddle that's been preheating over medium and watch it sizzle.

  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes 8 of 12
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    Now place your wet bread into the coconut flakes, flip and cover the other side. 

  • Cooking The French Toast 9 of 12
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    Cook for about 3 minutes over medium, lift and edge with a spatula to see if it is golden brown. If it is, flip, if not, leave it for another minute.

  • Pineapple Syrup Check In 10 of 12
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    Check on the pineapple. This was boiling way too hard so I turn the burner off.

  • Golden Brown 11 of 12
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    That's the color you want.

  • Ready To Eat 12 of 12
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    Place the french toast onto a plate and pour the pineapple over, top with roasted coconut chips and stick some pretty strawberries on the side. Look at how beautiful this plate of french toast is? She's going to be so impressed and then totally freak out after that first bite, just wait.

Coconut French Toast With Pineapple Syrup

4 pieces King’s Hawaiian Sliced Bread (it’s on the regular bread aisle)

1 can coconut milk

1 bag sweetened coconut flakes

2 eggs

butter

cut frozen pineapple

sugar

strawberries (optional for serving)

roasted coconut chips (optional and found at Trader Joe’s)

Combine 1/2 cup coconut milk and eggs and whisk to combine. In a small sauce pan combine 1 cup of frozen pineapple with 2 tablespoons of sugar and turn the heat onto low. In a shallow dish pour in about 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes. Place griddle on stovetop and heat over medium. Place a 1/2 tablespoon (measurements in tablespoons on the side) of butter onto griddle and let it sizzle and melt. Meanwhile take a piece of bread and dip it into the egg/coconut mixture, flip and make sure bread is fully saturated.  Set the egg covered bread into the shallow dish with the sweetened coconut flakes. Flip it over to coat the other side and place it onto the griddle and cook for about 3 minutes. Check on your pineapple, give it a stir and make sure it’s not getting brown, if it is, turn it to the lowest possible setting or off the heat. Back to the french toast, lift an edge with a spatula to see if the bottom is getting brown. If it is, flip it, if not, give it another minute. Cook on the other side for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with all 4 pieces. Stack on a plate, cover with pineapple, sprinkle with roasted coconut flakes and place strawberries on the side. Serve with a smile and watch her glow. Now go do the dishes.

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