FOOD

Piña Colada French Toast: A Taste Of Summer Every Morning!

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

When it comes to my ideal breakfast, I’ve always preferred savory to sweet.

That said, I love finding a new recipe that helps me break out of my typical breakfast holding pattern and discover a new favorite morning meal.

For example, bacon and eggs may be my default, but these cinnamon roll pancakes revolutionized how I cook for my weekend brunches.

Now, my latest breakfast obsession is a similarly sweet and decadent meal: Piña Colada French Toast!

This scrumptious spread is packed with tropical flavor, which makes it the best possible breakfast for a summer morning. Naturally, it will also be my go-to for chillier months when I’m craving a taste of summer again.

Super-simple to make, it’s essentially just stuffed French toast, but with the welcome addition of plenty of pineapple and coconut to add a deliciously sunshiny kick to a traditional breakfast.

Print out the recipe card below if you can’t wait to add this to your morning repertoire!

Cook: 6 min
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsps. coconut cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 12 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
Instructions
  • In a mixing bowl, beat 1 Tbsp. of coconut cream into cream cheese until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, pineapple juice, remaining coconut cream, and sugar. Whisk together well.
  • Cut your baguette into slices about 4 inches thick.
  • For each piece of bread, slice into the middle, but without cutting all the way through.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture into the middle of each piece of bread.
  • Dip each piece into egg mixture, then roll in shredded coconut until covered.
  • Cook in a shallow pan, about 3 minutes on each side or until golden-brown.
  • Top with fresh pineapple and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
If you love this sunny, summery-sweet breakfast, make sure to check out the video for detailed instructions. And don’t forget to SHARE this tasty recipe with friends and family!
Piña Colada French Toast 15 minutes 6 minutes 21 minutes Serves 6 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/06/recipe_card_PinaColadaFrenchToast-850x444.jpg 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsps. coconut cream 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 tsp. sugar 1 baguette 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped In a mixing bowl, beat 1 Tbsp. of coconut cream into cream cheese until thoroughly mixed. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, pineapple juice, remaining coconut cream, and sugar. Whisk together well. Cut your baguette into slices about 4 inches thick. For each piece of bread, slice into the middle, but without cutting all the way through. Spread cream cheese mixture into the middle of each piece of bread. Dip each piece into egg mixture, then roll in shredded coconut until covered. Cook in a shallow pan, about 3 minutes on each side or until golden-brown. Top with fresh pineapple and a sprinkle of shredded coconut. Serve warm and enjoy!

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