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Orange-Coconut French Toast Recipe

Orange-Coconut French Toast Recipe

You’ll think you woke up in the tropics when you dive into this French toast breakfast. There’s a bright, citrusy flavor and a wonderful blend of textures in every slice.—Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted, divided
  • 8 slices white bakery bread (3/4-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped and toasted
  • Maple syrup and orange slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. In large bowl, whisk coconut milk, eggs, orange juice, extracts and salt. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Place bread slices in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Pour coconut milk mixture over bread; turn to coat. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2. Toast bread on a greased hot griddle over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining coconut and macadamia nuts; keep warm. Serve with maple syrup and orange slices if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.