Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Crunchy Crust French Toast

This is such an awesome way to 'dress up' french toast.  I've been making this recipe since my kids were young...and that's a few decades ago. 

Mix crushed cornflakes with coconut, dip the bread into the mixture before frying and you'll end up with an amazingly crunchy french toast.  SOO good!

This is one of the recipes in my (first) cookbook...the second one has recently arrived at the publishers and I hope to have it in my hand by late August. 

This recipe of mine has been printed across America in the "American Profile" publication.  It is also included in one of their own cookbooks also, along with 5 others from my kitchen. 

A local restaurant serves this yummy breakfast dish...but just with the cornflakes.  I order it often and scarf it down.  It's SOOO perfect & delicious!

So....if you aren't wild about coconut, just make it with cornflakes.  You won't be disappointed!

This recipe tastes much like a macaroon, and I just eat it with my fingers...no fork or syrup needed.

I recently saw something similar served with fresh grilled pineapple. OH MY!

Easily double or triple the recipe for larger groups.  Instructions include keeping warm until ready to eat. 



2 eggs
2/3 c. milk (could use half coconut milk)
4 tsp. white sugar (or substitute)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. flaked (unsweetened) coconut
2/3 c. crushed cornflakes
(I crush by hand so you maintain some larger crumbs)
6 Tb. butter or margarine
3 Tb. coconut (or vegetable) oil
8 slices of bread
maple syrup, warmed, optional

Preheat oven to 300*. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl until well beaten; add milk, then blend.  In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; stir to mix. Stir into egg mixture. 

In a shallow pan, combine cornflakes and coconut. Heat half the margarine and half the coconut oil until bubbly in electric skillet at about 325* or on medium heat in skillet on stove. 

Dip 4 bread slices - quickly, so it doesn't fall apart - into egg mixture, then coat with coconut/cornflake mixture.  Place in pan and cook until golden brown, about 
2 - 3 minutes on each side.  

Keep warm in the oven on an ovenproof platter (for up to 20 minutes for best results).  Repeat with remaining bread. (You may want to clean out the pan first before adding second batch).  

Serve with maple syrup or just eat with your fingers. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck