Melissa Rose (_melodic_) wrote in vegancooking,
Melissa Rose

New Years Eve Breakfast: Lemon Coconut French Toast with Fresh Sparkling Juice

Happy New Years Eve everyone! I love the holidays merely because they give me an excuse to make 'themed' food. This morning I decided to go for a 'sparkling' effect on my french toast by using shredded coconut and sugar with a little 'golden' splash of lemon zest. I also served this with some fresh apple pear ginger juice topped off with sparkling water.

Serves 2


6 slices of bread (I used whole wheat but any kind will do. Make sure it is on the staler side though)
1/4 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract (optional)

1 tablespoon of lemon zest
1/4 cup of shredded coconut flakes
2 tablespoons of sugar

Mix dry ingredients together and then add in wet ingredients in a shallow mixing bowl (I use a pie tin make my mixture). Heat large sauce pan and spray with non-stick spray or a little vegan butter. Dip bread into mixture until all of it is coated on both sides but do not let it sit in the mixture or become too saturated. Place in pan and cook on medium heat until both sides are golden brown.

While french toast is cooking, blend sugar and coconut flakes in a food processor for a minute or so until the flakes are much smaller and the sugar has become crushed and almost 'glittery.' Add lemon zest to mixture and sprinkle on top of cooked french toast.

If you have the luck of having a juicer, my fresh juice was a simple combination of 2 pears, 3 apples, half a lemon, and two thumb sized pieces of ginger. I then topped it off with some sparkling water.

Have a safe and happy New Year!

Tags: beverages-juiced, breakfast foods-french toast, holiday food-new years
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