Breakfast, Main Dish

Coconut Crusted French Toast

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coconut crusted


My husband was gone from September to December for his audition rotations for Medical School. My girls and I are SO HAPPY to have him back. While he was gone, I decided that we needed to do more things as a family. So now every Saturday we are going to make breakfast together. This last Saturday we had this Coconut Crusted French Toast and it was DELICIOUS!

Coconut Crusted French Toast


6 1-inch thick slices of French Bread
5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 cup of skim milk
1 1/2 cups of sweetened coconut, shredded

Cream Cheese Filling:

4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
3 Tablespoons of sweetened coconut flakes



Preheat your griddle to 300 degrees (or medium heat).

Slice the 6 French bread slices in the middle. Don’t slice it all the through because you want your french toast to stay together.

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and 3 Tablespoons of coconut.

Place 1 1/2 cups of coconut flakes in a wide bowl.

In another bowl (best if it is shallow and wide) whisk your eggs,  vanilla, milk, and sugar until smooth.

Spread the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the bread slices.

Dip the bread in the egg mixture and then into the 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut. Press the coconut lightly.

Cook the French toast on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side.

To make this recipe I used a Griddle (found HERE), a pie pan for my shallow bowl (found HERE), and a glass mixing bowl for the coconut, (found HERE

Looking for other breakfast recipes? These are some of my favorites!
Breakfast Crepes
Breakfast Enchiladas
Breakfast Cups
Overnight Baked Caramel French Toast
Overnight Blueberry French Toast


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  1. Jenny Collier says

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  2. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile says

    Oh my husband is going to love this! I love the thick french bread. Happy your hubby is home.
    Happy New Year,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  3. Sunnie says

    Im making this tonight, my husband loves coconut, I don’t like it so I don’t know what Im eating! :) So in the recipe, you say 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in the ingrediants, but in the instructions, you say 1/2 tablespoon. I was wondering which one to use, thanks, I know my husband is looking forward to this!

    • Cyd says

      Hi Sunnie, thanks for letting us know that there is a typo in the recipe instructions. It’s 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Hope your husband liked the french toast. Have a great day!

  4. Melinda says

    Is the 1 1/2 cups of sweetened coconut under ingredients sweetened coconut milk? Let me know please. I can’t wait to make this. Thanks so ,uch.

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