Coconut French Toast

Coconut French Toast with Coconut Syrup

Servings: 10 slices
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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. 

  2. To a blender add coconut milk, eggs and coconut extract. Blend on low speed just until well blended then pour mixture into a shallow dish. 

  3. Pour coconut into a separate shallow dish (if you want to crust the french toast with coconut, it is optional). 
  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 
  6. 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.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and coconut extract, whisk mixture for about 10 seconds until frothy. Serve warm.

  3. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Recipe Notes

Nutrition includes french toast and syrup but shredded coconut is not included.