This french toast is not your ordinary breakfast, escape to paradise as flavors of banana, pineapple, and coconut meld together to create an incredible dish.
One day I just had an idea about combining these tropical flavors into french toast--I have been loving pineapple lately. And when brainstorming, I thought to use banana as a base for the batter, instead of the typical egg mixture (especially perfect for vegans). Then needed to add some coconut, coating the bread slices in flakes so they toast a bit and give for a truly perfect tropical taste. Topping it all off with a lovely fruit melody of caramelized banana slices and pineapple pieces, and a little drizzle of syrup. It was absolutely delicious, I savored every bite.
This could possibly be a healthier take on french toast as the banana batter offers as a natural sweetener, and depending on bread chosen, you can control calories, along with using unsweetened coconut to help minimize sugar intake.
4 slices of whole wheat bread
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded coconut (estimate)
1 banana sliced
1/2+ cup pineapple chunks
Syrup (I used Agave)
Heat a skillet and spritz oil on medium heat. Place ripe banana, pineapple juice, and cinnamon in a blender, blend until smooth. Spread shredded coconut on a plate. Pour batter into a shallow container and begin to dip bread-- you want to be careful not to soak for more than a few seconds, as the bread can become soggy quick. Then coat the dipped bread slice with coconut on both sides and place in pan, let cook for about 1-2 minutes, until coconut is golden brown and flip.
Heat another skillet on medium-low with spritz of oil and caramelize the fruit (bananas/pineapple chunks) for a few minutes, flipping until browned. Serve a top french toast, sprinkle with coconut flakes, drizzle with syrup, and enjoy!