Coconut Crusted Stuffed French Toast

I have another sweet breakfast idea for you! It’s Coconut Crusted Stuffed French Toast, made with coconut flavored cream cheese, crusted and toasted in some coconut flakes as well.


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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not have some fun with it!

I’ve been on quite the coconut kick lately,  using coconut everywhere I can. I even got some toasted coconut almonds. They are amazing, by the way. (I’m planning on making some cookies with it and can’t wait to share it.)

It’s been a while since I made stuffed French Toast. Actually, I haven’t made one since the Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. It was the little man’s first experience with French toast and he was hooked. Even though pancakes are still his favorite, stuffed French toast is a close second.

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I would say that this Coconut French Toast more than made up for not having it in a while. It’s so soft in the center and crusted with crunchy coconut flakes on the top. I also used some cream of coconut in the eggs and in the cream cheese. This is the perfect coconut goodness to start your day!

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Coconut Crusted Stuffed French Toast

Serving Size: 6 slices

Ingredients

  • 6 1-inch thick slices of French Bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbs cream of coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Preheat a saute pan on medium heat.
  2. Slice the French bread slices in the middle but not all the way through.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and 1 tbs of cream of coconut until well combined.
  4. Place coconut flakes in another shallow, wide bowl.
  5. In a shallow, wide bowl, whisk eggs, 1 tbs of cream of coconut, vanilla and sugar until smooth.
  6. Spread the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the bread slices.
  7. Dip the bread in egg mixture and then into coconut flakes. Press the flakes lightly.
  8. Cook the French toast on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes on each side. (If the coconut is toasting too fast, you may need to lower the heat a little bit.)

Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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Here are some more French Toast ideas:

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Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Pecan Crusted French Toast 3 ed

Pecan Crusted French Toast

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Mini Hearts Stuffed French Toast

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Gouda & Herb French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast 7 ed

Pumpkin French Toast

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Comments

  1. Oh Lyuba, this looks amazing! I am also quite obsessed with coconut and am definitely going to have to try this! I didn’t know you had a party on Saturday nights! I will totally come back and link up! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  2. Well, I am in love with these! You can show us all of what you have in mind with your coconut kick…love it! You’re so creative. (=

  3. Marysue says:

    Oh, oh, oh….I’m going into a craving fit! These (and ALL the others that you show with them) look just amazing! I am a coconut NUT, so this has been added to my “To Do” list in bold, capital letters! Since you are a coconut affectionado, I’d like to ask you a question. I wanted to make a cookie that called for “desiccated coconut” but I, nor anyone at the store, knew what it was. Any tips?

    • You are too funny, Marysue!
      I haven’t seen any or used it before but it looks like it’s raw, unsweetened coconut flakes. You know what you can do is buy a coconut and shave the fresh coconut meat. I actually love this idea and I’m going to work on that :)

  4. this looks TDF…making this weekend and pinned

  5. I love the idea of coconut – these look awesome and going on on brunch pinterest board. Have a good night!!

  6. Those look delicious Lyuba! I don’t even like coconut, and I am drooling over them :) So creative!

  7. i became obsessed with coconut a year ago and my addiction is still going strong! i love this idea. my first experience with making stuffed french toast was a flop but i’ll give it a go with your recipe. :)

  8. What a beautiful blog. I love your recipes and your photography is lovely. Can’t wait to try the french toast!

  9. Oh my, this looks amazing!!

  10. Oh Lordy! These look so Awesome! I am a huge coconut fan!

  11. aw man Lyuba! you have the BEST french toast recipes! :>D

  12. Holy COW!!! This looks amazing, Lyuba. Thanks so much for linking at our “Best Of The Weekend” party!! Pinning and sharing tomorrow AM on FB & Twitter!

  13. This is such a great idea for French toast! Pinning!

  14. I absolutely love banana french toasts but coconut ones? That sounds divine! And looks likewise delicious. I just have to try them, soon! :)

  15. Oh my heavens, Lyuba – this just looks so incredibly amazing!
    I am pinning this to my breakfast board and hope to make it tomorrow morning!!
    Happy Monday!
    Ang – Juggling Act Mama
    PS – I’m stopping by from MondayFunday

  16. Saw this on Time to Sparkle link party! I love anything coconut and french toast is my favorite breakfast item! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, hope to whip this up sometime soon!

  17. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

  18. Lyuba, this looks absolutely phenomenal! I have such a soft spot for French toast breakfasts. Gussied up in coconut and I am 110% sold. Can’t wait to try it out!

  19. Dear lyuba, This French Toast looks absolutely fabulous and sounds scrumptious. I found you through Best of the Weekend. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Catherine

  20. Found you over at Ducks ‘n a row! This looks delicious, very similar to my coconut french toast which is one of my favorite dishes to make, though I never would have thought to stuff it, such a great idea! I would love for you to link this up with me at the TGIF Link Party that goes live tomorrow at 8pm EST! http://www.livingbettertogether.com

    Have a great day!
    Rebecca

  21. Oh yum, stuffed french toast is my favorite! In case you didn’t see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I’m stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don’t already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/07/10-creative-ideas-3/

  22. This french toast looks amazing! :) I am seriously obsessed with coconut right now.
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week! :)

  23. Lyuba, these look AMAZING!! I will have to make these soon! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

  24. The Coconut lovers at our cottage are going to be so excited about this Coconut Crusted Stuffed French Toast. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  25. Coco Loco says:

    Wow, very ingenious. This looks wonderful, I will give it a try. Thanks for sharing. You got a new fan today.

  26. Visiting from The Sunday Showcase Party. This looks wonderful. I love coconut! Putting it on my breakfast pinterest board.

  27. Catherine O says:

    This french toast just looks so… wow. That’s all I can think of. yum!

  28. Girl! I saw this at a link up party and literally went “oh!” out loud, hahah! LOOKS AMAZING! Mmmmm!!

  29. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a wonderful weekend!
    Miz Helen

  30. If you ONLY knew how much of a love affair I have with French Toast….. And what’s not to love about coconut? I think I just drooled on my screen! Thank You, Thank You! P-:

  31. Hi Lyuba! I’m stopping over from Saturday Dishes. I’m pinning this right now! Looks amazing!

  32. I don’t make French toast often enough, and this coconut version looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it sometime…thanks for the recipe!

  33. WOW you can keep going with the coconut recipes if they all turn out as amazing as this French Toast!

  34. I made this wonderful French Toast today! All I can say is WOW!! I made the coconut syrup too and that just put it over the top!! This was my husbands birthday breakfast present and he LOVED it!!

  35. I need to make this right now (& it’s midnight almost!) ;)

  36. I need someone to come make this for me for breakfast in the morning! YUMMY!!

  37. I love stuffed french toast and the coconut addition sounds tasty!!

  38. WOW!! Made this today, except with Italian bread and butter instead of oil. It was AMAZING!! Everyone loved it (no surprise). Thanks so much for the recipe. Definately a keeper.

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