French toast is one of my favourite breakfast foods! I recently had the most amazing coconut banana french toast while on vacation, so I knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen once I got home. The combination of coconut and banana is a sweet and tropical addition to the traditional cinnamon and maple syrup french toast flavours. Make this for a leisurely Sunday brunch and pretend you're on vacation!
1 large banana, plus extra sliced banana for garnish
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup milk (use almond or soy milk to make this vegan or dairy-free)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
6 thick slices of French bread, Brioche, or Texas toast (use your favourite vegan bread to make this vegan)
Butter or margarine for greasing the griddle (use vegan margarine to make this vegan)
Shredded coconut, for garnish
Combine the banana, coconut milk, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl or dish.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and grease well with butter or margarine. Dip both sides of a slice of bread into the banana mixture, then place onto the heated griddle and cook until lightly golden brown on both sides. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.