Friday, March 20, 2015

Super Easy Coconut French Toast Bake

THAT is how good this french toast bake is.  
SERIOUSLY.  Hands down, this is the best french toast bake I have ever had.  Not.Even.Exaggerating.  It's made with King's Hawaiian rolls which offer a little sweetness to the french toast, without making it too sugary.  As well, it doesn't taste like coconut, even though it uses coconut milk as a main ingredient.  Once baked, you can top it with almost any fresh fruit.  We have served it with bananas - which is divine.  I've also eaten it  topped with strawberries (as pictured) - equally divine.  Just go with whatever you like!
Easy peasy - this would be a great Easter brunch addition.
Please Note:  this recipe can also be found here.
And some mad props to my hubby who not only found the recipe, but made it too!

Super Easy Coconut French Toast Bake

1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
1 Can Regular Coconut Milk
1 Cup Milk
7 Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Optional Extras for Topping:
Turbinado Sugar
Sliced Bananas
Sliced Strawberries
Flaked Coconut
Maple Syrup or Coconut Syrup

Step 1
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Tear the bread into bite-sized pieces. Arrange evenly in a greased 9x13 baking dish.

Step 2
2.Whisk the coconut milk, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Pour the milk mixture over the bread, covering all pieces. Bake for 40-45 minutes, keeping an eye on the top and covering with foil if it starts to burn. When finished, the french toast bake will be puffy and firm (shouldn't jiggle when you shake it back and forth).

Step 3
3.Optional: After everything is fully baked, top with turbinado sugar and banana slices and return to the oven uncovered for a few minutes until golden brown. Remove and let stand for 15 minutes. Top with strawberry slices for a big color pop!

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