Coconut French Toast with Coconut Syrup


Hello weekend breakfast! This Coconut French Toast with Coconut Syrup has got to be hands down one of the best breakfasts around! Ordinary French toast gets a major upgrade with a few delicious coconut additions. It’s made with creamy coconut milk and then it gets more real coconut flavor from pure coconut extract. Then it’s cooked until perfectly golden brown and drenched with an irresistible, deliciously sweet coconut syrup – which by the way is also just as delicious on pancakes and waffles.

Coconut French Toast

Coconut French Toast

Then if you want to make these perfectly festive for July 4th just top them with raspberries or strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream. And of course serve them with bacon and omelets or scrambled eggs. The all out breakfast necessities.

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Coconut French Toast with Coconut Syrup

Coconut French Toast

Yield: 10 slices


  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk , well shaken
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 10 1" slices day or two old French bread
  • 1 10 oz bag shredded sweetened coconut (optional)
  • Butter , for griddle

Coconut Syrup

  • 8 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp coconut extract


  1. Preheat a non-stick electric griddle to 350 degrees. In a blender, combine coconut milk, eggs and coconut extract. Blend on low speed just until well blended. Pour mixture into a shallow dish. Pour coconut into a separate shallow dish (if you want to crust the french toast with coconut, it is optional). Butter preheated griddle and working with one slice of bread at a time dip into egg mixture and allow bread several seconds to absorb the mixture then allow some of the excess to drip off. Transfer to coconut and coat both sides. Cook on buttered griddle until golden on bottom, then lift bread with a spatula and butter griddle again. If needed reduce griddle or burner temperature slightly so coconut doesn't burn before center of french toast is cooked through. Flip french toast to opposite side and cook opposite side until golden brown. Serve warm with coconut syrup. If you didn't crust the french toast with coconut you can also just sprinkle some over the top.

Coconut Syrup

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and buttermilk. Bring mixture just to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and coconut extract, whisk mixture for about 10 seconds until frothy. Serve warm.

  2. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Lauren: that coconut syrup looks to die for. i can picture myself putting that on anything. July 4, 2012 at 6:32pm Reply

  • Cathleen: Oh my goodness! What a great start to the day! I want some now! July 4, 2012 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Definitely loving this upgrade here! July 4, 2012 at 10:15pm Reply

  • Brittany: I have been brainstorming how to make coconut french toast! Can’t wait to try it. July 5, 2012 at 4:42pm Reply

  • Meant to tell you this a long time ago, but this was delicious. We put the leftover coconut syrup on everything, and it was so lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe! September 13, 2012 at 9:35am Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Just gorgeous! A french toast stack is my dream breakfast :) June 30, 2017 at 9:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! And I agree :). July 2, 2017 at 9:46pm Reply

  • Charlotte: Whenever we visit Hawaii, my favorite breakfast is the Coconut Pancakes with Coconut Syrup. I can’t wait to try your recipe for the Coconut French Toast. Instead of berries, I am going to top mine with sliced bananas. Yum. July 1, 2017 at 7:32am Reply

  • Paige Flamm: This french toast looks amazing! I need it in my life! Totally making it for breakfast in the morning!

    Paige July 3, 2017 at 9:35am Reply

  • Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste: OH. EM. GEE. Love the idea of coconut french toast, Jaclyn! Can’t wait to give it a try! July 6, 2017 at 8:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Coconut on everything :)! It’s one of my favorite flavors! July 7, 2017 at 9:43pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: This was scrumptious! Many thanks for a terrific recipe I will be making again. July 30, 2017 at 2:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you loved it Jocelyn! August 11, 2017 at 12:19pm Reply

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