Baked Coconut Cream French Toast

You guys are quite the encouraging bunch! Thank you all for your supportive messages yesterday.

Parsley said “remember, you are awesome!” It’s so important for all of us to remember this.

Stefanie said “Setting small goals is so important to avoid setting yourself up for failure! I’ve been trying to increase my mileage (I seem to be stuck at 5 miles)–so I’m incorporating an extra 5 minutes or so onto each run.” Adding a bit to each day is a great suggestion.

Candy said “My coach gave me a piece of advice that helps me in those moments. She said if it is not hard and the thought of quitting never crosses my mind, I’m probably not training hard enough.” Haha SO true.

It’s amazing what a little support and belief in yourself can do for your goals. By setting smaller goals I feel like I’m on track again and can’t wait to look back 29 days from now and see what progress I’ve made.

In other news… I felt like I was in major need for an extended weekend, so I ended up taking today off! Heck ya!

I kicked off my weekend last night by going to the gym for a 45min run + strength train session. It was so busy and smelly and I was so tired and hungry.

I find going to the gym in the morning sets my day up for success, gives me energy, and is quite the meditative practice. The same cannot be said for an evening workout. At least now I know which one I prefer!

But this French toast… va va voom! I could have it for morning, afternoon, or evening.

Baked Coconut Cream French Toast

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free

The coconut topping adds crunch to this creamy French toast delight! Best of all, it’s ready in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 slices of bread – I used Udi’s
  • 1/4 cup lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch ground stevia leaf

Optional toppings: almond butter, extra coconut, maple syrup, yacon syrup [what I used in the pictures], bananas, fresh fruit…

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow dish combine eggs, coconut milk, cinnamon and stevia. Whip with a fork until fully combined.
  3. Dunk 1 slice of bread in the mixture, place on the prepared cookie sheet, top with half of the shredded coconut and sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat for the second slice.
  4. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until egg has set.
  5. Remove from oven and serve with toppings.

Makes 2 slices of French toast or 2 servings.

Nutrition stats [1 slice]: calories 249; fat 16g; carbohydrates 20g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 6.5g; protein 11g

The plan for today

I started off the day with a 3 hour sleep in, then walked the dogs and made myself some awesome French toast. [You seriously have to try this recipe! I made it for Kevin last weekend and his eyes practically rolled to the back of his head. I take this as a good sign, especially with him.]

I’m going to finish off my taxes once and for all, then head to the gym for 20min bike + 30 min swim.

There’s a cattle farm right behind our house. The cows get let out in the morning to graze the field so I was thinking of heading outside for a bit to take some pictures. I’ll have shots to share with you tomorrow if they get close enough to the fence.

I have to head to the grocery store for some much needed produce, and then I think I’ll whip up a batch of carrot muffins. Carrot muffins have to be my favorite type of muffin (maybe I’ll sneak a bit of leftover vegan cream cheese icing on a couple of them).

Best day ever.

Do you workout in the morning? Or at night?

What’s your favorite muffin flavor/recipe?

 

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  1. Have a great day off!!!

    I like to workout in the morning and at night :) I do both!!!

  2. I tried the recipe out for the baked coconut french toast and it was delicious! thanks so much! I recently joined a health club surrey to get back into shape after having my first baby and I’m really struggling to find tasty food after stuffing myself with treats whilst I was pregnant! will definitely try more of your recipes.

    • I’m glad you liked it Janice! I hope you find many more recipes on my blog that you enjoy :)

  3. I workout in the morning! I love getting it over with… if I wait I become alittle unmotivated and find better things to do! I love getting muffins from Mimi’s Cafe they are to die for!!

    • I’ve never heard of Mimi’s Cafe [we don't have them here in Canada] but wow, their Carrot Raisin Nut Loaf looks unreal!

  4. I’m so happy to support you!!! :) My workouts depend on my schedule for the day–but I usually end up working out at night! I want to eventually become a morning workout person, but it’s going to take some practice!

  5. I was just thinking about breakfast for dinner and have some leftover coconut milk from last night’s curry so this is perfect! Then you talk about carrot muffins, now I’m really hungry…timeto go bake something :)
    I prefer to work out in the morning that way I can’t make excuses later in the day or let the days get away from me.

    • I’m making curry for dinner with my leftover coconut milk from this morning haha. Let me know how you like the waffles :)

  6. Morning work out is my favorite…which is why heading to work early now I can’t do that anymore and I tend to skip gym :( But when I can, I love it and I love giving myself a prize with a nice breakfast afterwards. Like this one! This version of French toast sound really amazing

  7. Just wanted to drop a line and say I love your site and recipes. I’m gluten-free and mostly vegan (aka I have no morals about it but I like that it’s healthier).

    Keep up the awesome work (and recipes).

    • Hi Alex – thanks for stopping by and saying hello :) That’s a great way to look at your veganism – no pressure, you just know it’s better for your body.
      Thanks for your kind words!

  8. This looks heavenly! I love coconut.

    I workout in the afternoons, after work. I’m the exact opposite I guess, the thought of waking up earlier to work out just makes me even more tried…and I have a good amount of energy after work, so it works out pretty good!

    • I wish I could have your energy in the afternoons. I usually have to have a nap after work just to make it through the night. I’m not complaining though, naps are awesome!

  9. omgosh but that sounds good and I think I have all the ingredients so perfect for Saturday morning breakfast!
    I work out at noon. I work from home and I love that I can take a break and go for a run and clear my head, have a long shower and then settle in to work for the afternoon. Just helps me think better. Plus, this way, I have the luxury of always working out outside in the fresh air, which I love.

    • That must be such a treat Melissa. I would love to get to the point where I could work from home. What do you do for a living?

    • Oh my goodness, I don’t have enough of it in my life either. I can’t get enough!

  10. I’m loving your recipes. I am foul in the morning and even though I do decaf, I need coffee, food, emails and clean up before I can get motivated. I have forever envied morning people.

    • Thanks Michelle. If it makes you feel any better I envy the evening people that can function past 5pm!

  11. We had this for breakfast this morning! I’m so sick I’m running into things, but I HAD to try it, so I pushed on… and I’m so glad I did! It was incredible. The coconut added a delightful crunch to a dessert-like dish. My entire family loved it… even my son whose throat hurts so bad he hasn’t eaten in days!
    THANK YOU!

    • That’s so fantastic Sarah! I’m so glad you tried it and that your whole family liked it! Rest up, I hope you all feel better soon :)

  12. So true about exercise. Every morning I worked out this past week gave me the drive to make healthy choices for that day. No working out this morning though, and I made cinnamon rolls. Oh well, indulge a little right. I definitely could with your coconut French toast. Yum Yum!

    • The way I see it is every moment gives us the opportunity to make healthy choices. Just because you indulged this morning doesn’t mean you’re further from living a healthy life!

  13. This looks just sinfully good, though I’m not a fan of shredded coconut, I’m gaga for french toast!

    I prefer evening workouts because then I can shower and sleep clean as well as exhausted and if I workout earlier I have this mentality of “oh I can splurge a little, I worked out today” ALL DAY. Where as if I workout in the evening I find that I can stick to my healthy eating habits much better all day. I do like to run during dusk/sunset though! It makes it a beautiful where I’m thinking about how nice the day/nature is rather than how tired I am….

    • This is a great way of looking at it Emily! I’d never thought that some people may find it easier to workout at night so they can stick to their health goals. I’m definitely using this when recommending changes in workout schedules for my clients. Thanks!

  14. This french toast looks freaking awesome I love that you put nut butters on top! YUM

  15. Is the So Delicious brand unsweetened coconut milk the same thing as lite? Or can it be used instead? This looks sooo good!

    • The So Delicious brand can be used in this recipe!

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