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
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.
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.