Friday, March 12, 2010

Blender French Toast with Coconut Syrup

WOW...We just had this for breakfast and it was unbelievable! Super quick and easy to make, but tasted a million times better than breakfast at a restaurant! The texture of of the french toast was fabulous-- I think the flour made it really unique, and they weren't too eggy at all (I can't stand eggy french toast!). Also, I loved that the batter was completely lump-free, thanks to the blender. On top of all that, the syrup was SO good, and made me feel like I was eating breakfast in Hawaii! This recipe is definitely a keeper! (But I do think I'll serve it with berries and whipped cream next time.)


Blender French Toast with Coconut Syrup
-Alyssa Griffeth-

4 eggs
1 c. milk
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. + 2 T. flour
1 lg. loaf French bread, sliced thick (about 12-13 slices)

In blender, combine all ingredients except bread. Blend until mixture is lump-free. Transfer to a shallow bowl.

Quickly dip both sides of bread in mixture and place on greased, hot skillet (heated to 325 degrees). Flip over when browned. Serve with hot Coconut Syrup.

Coconut Syrup

1/2 c. butter
¾ c. buttermilk
1 c. sugar
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. coconut extract

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute.

Remove from heat and add baking soda and extract, stirring constantly. It will bubble up, so if your pot is small, hold it over the sink to avoid spillage. Continue to stir syrup and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve over almost any breakfast food: waffles, pancakes, French toast, crepes, etc.

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29 comments:

  1. I just stumbled upon your blog because of the crepes reference. Love the french toast and also the idea of serving the coconut syrup over crepes. Would you consider posting your opinion on your favorite crepe filling at on page for the best crepe recipe in the world? We've got some friendly dialogue on the subject! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I got your blog address from my mom who works with your mom at the Newport Beach Temple. I guess we were in the same stake growing up, but we didn't know eachother...I was in the Lake Forest Ward and went to El Toro. This is a great site and I will visit often!

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  3. I just found your blog on pinterest and I made these tonight and they were SO GOOD! I loved them. Thank you so much for sharing.

    B

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  4. What a brillant recipe for the syrup!!!!!

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  5. sounds great! never heard of adding flour to the batter. also never heard of the coconut syrup. sounds delicious! found your blog through Pinterest and am a new follower. have a great night!

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  6. When I went to Maui a few years ago I brought back several bottles of coconut syrup...I am so excited to make my own!!

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  7. I found this recipe on pinterest and I've made it like 4 times since then. Hands down the best french toast we've ever had! THANK YOU!!!

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  8. I found your blog through pinterest...sort of. I saw a picture (your picture!) there and the comment said coconut syrup. It looked interesting, so I clicked the link...only to find it went to a stupid page with only pictures. Seems there are sites that "harvest" photos from people and then pin them. Drives me crazy! So I googled "french toast with coconut syrup" and found you! This syrup looks yummy, so I'm pinning...but making sure it links to YOU!

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    1. Really good! I like the idea of blending the batter, makes it much more like at the restaurant. We liked the syrup a lot too, but I put in 2 tsp b/c I was using imitation coconut so 1 wasn't strong enough. Thanks for the delicious breakfast!

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  9. Has anyone tried using coconut milk instead of buttermilk? I would think it would really give a nice flavor.

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    1. I was thinking of coconut milk too...

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    2. I use Trader Joe's vanilla coconut milk when I make french toast, and it is really good! They also have coconut spray oil.

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  10. This recipe is awesome! I'm addicted to the syrup.

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  11. I was considering the same thing, using coconut milk instead of the buttermilk. I guess will have to give that a try.

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  12. Anyone know how long this stuff lasts? It was amazing, but now my mom wants to try it, and I don't know if I should just save some from the batch I made yesterday, or just wait until I see her next week and make some more. Any thoughts?

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  13. Found this recipe on Pintrest and will definitely be trying! Would be good with a sprinkle of chopped macadamia nuts. Or maybe even added to the French toast batter. Now that's Hawaii!

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  14. Pinned! the syrup sounds especially amazing!

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  15. Cool post and I can't wait to try this on my company this week-end. The photos make it look delicious as I'm sure it is.

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  16. YUMM!!! I pinned this, made it, really enjoyed it and reviewed it on my blog: www.thepinteresteffect.com And of course linked back to you!

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  17. YUMM!!! I pinned this, made it, really enjoyed it and reviewed it on my blog: www.thepinteresteffect.com And of course linked back to you!

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  18. Did anyone try this recipe with coconut milk? I would live to find out how it turned out.

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    1. I always use coconut milk for my french toast, specifically the vanilla flavored kind from Trader Joe's. It's amazing!

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  19. What about using coconut oil instead of butter? Lots of health benefits on top of a nice smooth flavor and texture.

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  20. Can't wait to try this. Looks yummy!

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  21. I made this today and it was amazing! I replaced both the milk in the french toast batter and the buttermilk in the syrup with a can of rich and thick coconut milk (a 14oz can divided). It came out perfect and tasted wonderful. I think next time I'll try the syrup with coconut oil instead of butter and see how it compares. Thanks!

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  22. This sounds amazing! I am trying this on Sunday.I can't wait to hear what my family thinks.
    Thanks

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  23. I found you through Pinterest and told my other half, I'm making this this weekend...only I didn't have coconut extract so I used rum extract instead...it was very good but I'm anxious to try it with coconut...and I'm also curious if there's a sugar-free version? I am diabetic and shouldn't be eating all this sugar but it was a nice for a treat :) Thank you!

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  24. Hi
    lovely blog you have
    just shared your button on my food site! :)
    and I love french toast n coconut
    the recipe got me to your beautiful site! :)
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