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 Milk French Toast.

Decadent, dairy-free Coconut milk French toast recipe. Yum! #breakfast #dairyfree #coconut

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.


Decadent, dairy-free Coconut milk French toast recipe. Yum! #breakfast #dairyfree #coconut

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.

Decadent, dairy-free Coconut milk French toast recipe. Yum! #breakfast #dairyfree #coconut

Coconut French Toast
5 from 2 votes

Coconut Milk French Toast

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Author: Kare
Decadent, dairy-free French toast made extra-delicious with coconut milk. Top with toasted coconut for an extra coconutt-y kick!


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add the eggs to a large bowl and beat well with a whisk. Add the coconut milk, syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to a platter. You can cover the cooked French toast with a clean dishtowel to help keep it warm.
  • Serve with assorted toppings.
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