Coconut French Toast with Grilled Pineapple

We had breakfast for dinner last night. I saw this recipe in my latest Cooking Light and had to try it.  My version uses regular organic white bread (I didn’t think French bread would get that soft, soggy on the inside and crisp around the outside texture I love) and I couldn’t leave out the maple syrup.

*1 cup light coconut milk *1/4 cup sugar *1/4 cup low fat milk *3 eggs *4 slices of bread *cooking spray *3 pineapple spears * maple syrup *powdered sugar
We stayed in a lot this weekend because poor Honey Bear had routine surgery on Friday (she got fixed).  It’s been pretty difficult for her to sit still so she can heal properly.  We have been camping out on blankets and pillows in the living room with her because she can’t jump on and off the bed.

She has the saddest eyes and has to wear an inflatable collar half the time to keep her from licking or biting at her wounds. I wish I could have given her some french toast to cheer her up. She has been settling for Pup-Peroni and Frosty Paws (doggie ice cream).

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple, and grill for 2 minutes on each side or until well marked. Chop pineapple and set aside to place on top of french toast. 
3. Combine coconut milk, sugar, fat-free milk, and eggs in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Working in batches, dip bread in the milk mixture, and let stand for 1 minute on each side.
4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, and coat pan with cooking spray. Add 2 coated bread slices to pan, and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place the first batch on warm baking sheet in oven while you cook the second batch.
5. Top with a few sprinkles of powdered sugar and drizzled maple syrup.

8 Responses to “Coconut French Toast with Grilled Pineapple”

  1. Erin posted on May 16, 2011 at 1:42 am (#)

    Yum! This looks delicious. So tasty!

  2. Cecilia Warner posted on May 16, 2011 at 2:49 am (#)

    that looks so freaking good! i love your blog you should follow me back if you like mine as well

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  3. Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking posted on May 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm (#)

    Michelle, this coconut French toast looks incredibly tasty! I love the flavors you used and the decadence of this breakfast! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I’m going to check out more of the recipes on this beautiful blog you have!

  4. Carolyn posted on May 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm (#)

    This looks wonderful! Love your description of how you like your french toast. Poor pup, hope she’s healed soon!

  5. Tiffany posted on May 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm (#)

    Pina colada French toast? Count me in!

  6. Natalie and Lee posted on May 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm (#)

    LOOKS SO YUMMY! Loving your blog:)

  7. savoryandsavage posted on May 18, 2011 at 1:48 am (#)

    Beautiful photos! Pineapple, syrup and french toast? Yum!

  8. Kim - Liv Life posted on May 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm (#)

    This one has my name all over it! LOVE the coconut milk idea, I’ve never thought of it. Definitely a family pleaser!

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