Dairy-Free Coconut French Toast

I guess you could say I’m on quite a coconut kick lately. If you’re not a coconut lover like I clearly am, please continue to come back! I do have non-coconut deliciousness up my sleeve, promise.

Just not today. Because today, we have Dairy-Free Coconut French Toast.

Coconut French Toast - Decadent, dairy-free French toast recipe made extra-delicious with coconut milk.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make French toast without milk, you’ve come to the right place! Well – without dairy milk. This easy dairy-free french toast recipe is super simple – it’s essentially classic French toast with rich and creamy canned coconut milk swapped in for the dairy milk. I like to top mine with toasted coconut flakes for some extra coconutty goodness.

Yum.

Coconut French Toast - Decadent, dairy-free French toast recipe made extra-delicious with coconut milk.

No reason us dairy-free folks should have to skip the French toast! My dairy-partaking guy and toddler love this stuff as much as I do, and just as much as classic French toast – we’ve found that you really don’t taste much of a difference between canned coconut milk and cow’s milk in this particular recipe. You can use lite canned coconut milk or full-fat – both work. Lite is delicious; full-fat takes it over the top in a good, rich, almost custardy way.

Coconut French Toast - Decadent, dairy-free French toast recipe made extra-delicious with coconut milk.

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Dairy-Free Coconut French Toast

Decadent, dairy-free French toast made extra-delicious with coconut milk. Top with toasted coconut for an extra coconutt-y kick!

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 slices of stale, hearty, rustic bread, cut about 3/4-inch thick*
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned lite coconut milk or full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (can substitute granulated sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping ideas:

  • Vegan butter
  • Toasted coconut
  • Sliced bananas
  • Pure maple syrup

 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat a large non-stick griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or set a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. If necessary, melt a little coconut oil on the griddle or in the pan to help prevent sticking.
  2. Add the eggs to a large bowl and beat well with a whisk. Add the coconut milk, syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  3. One by one, dip the bread into the egg and coconut milk mixture, using a fork to help dunk the bread and move it around. Immerse for about 1 second on each side then transfer immediately to the preheated cooking surface.
  4. Cook on the first side until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown, another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a platter. You can cover the cooked French toast with a clean dishtowel to help keep it warm.
    Serve with assorted toppings.

*If your bread is still fairly fresh, slice it and let it sit at room temperature for awhile to help it harden up a bit.

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.