Da Bomb Breakfast!!!

by jerseygirl on November 14, 2009 · 38 comments

This breakfast is the bomb! It was so good it practically made me cry. When the husband saw what I was making, he looked a little leary. He is not a huge French toast man but loved this once he tasted it. This probably would even be good as a dessert topped with a few scoops of ice cream. And the Nutella syrup just raised it to another level. The sad thing is this recipe almost didn’t even make it to the table. I had the French toast idea swirling around in my brain but when I went into the fridge, there was only one egg left.  Lucky for me Thrive Food Storage had sent me some eggs to try and this was the perfect opportunity.  These are dried eggs that can be stored for ages and are so convenient for times when you run out of fresh eggs or those times when you come home from vacation and your fridge is empty. All I needed to do is mix the powder with water and they were ready to use in my French toast.  I do have one warning. Don’t look at these pictures before you have had breakfast! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Coconut Pecan French Toast with Nutella Syrup
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Recipe type: Breakfast/ Brunch
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Serves: 3
 
A decadent French toast perfect for a brunch gathering.
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup flaked coconut, plus extra for garnish
  • ¼ cup chopped pecan halves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 slices white or wheat bread
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 TBS Nutella (chocolate hazlenut spread)
Instructions
  1. In a large shallow bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. In another bowl, mix together the coconut, pecans and cinnamon. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture. Then dip into the coconut mixture. Place slices on a well oiled skillet or griddle on medium heat. Cook both sides for a few minutes or until the egg is set, being careful not to scorch the coconut and pecans. While bread is cooking mix together the syrup with the Nutella. Serve the French toast with the syrup over it and sprinkle with extra coconut. Makes 3 servings.
Notes
Recipe can easily be doubled.

 

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Mary November 14, 2009 at 10:30 pm

The toast looks gorgeous, Lisa. It's almost a dessert. I can't wait to try it.

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Amanda November 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Wow looks fabulous! I love french toast but rarely make it :-/

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Lynda November 14, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Looks incredible! I love french toast and this one is a winner! Thanks for sharing it.

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Adam November 15, 2009 at 9:07 am

Thank you so very much for the warning… I am in the middle of eating my oatmeal, and it's a good thing I did or else super decadent french toast would be on the menu. You gotta treat yourself sometime though, right? 🙂

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Lea Ann November 15, 2009 at 10:05 am

I don't follow instructions very well, I did look before breakfast. Now my English Muffin just doesn't seem all that exotic! HA This looks fabulous!

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Jen_from_NJ November 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

This looks so delicious! I like to use challah bread for french toast. I bet it would be fantastic with your recipe. Thanks!

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Clumbsy Cookie November 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

Wow Lisa, that's a great to way to start the day!!!

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kat November 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Oh yeah, a scoop of ice cream & that is totally dessert

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Dawn November 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

oh my gosh! I'm eating my egg salad and espresso right now and so hating it.

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Cathy November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Well, you warned me. I haven't eaten breakfast yet. Just licked the screen….best go find some Nutella.

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Leslie November 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

oh my gracious..this looks amazing. Anything with nutella is out of this world

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Tracy November 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Wow, looks amazing! Great job!

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teresa November 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm

oh my goodness! i might have this for lunch and dinner too! delicious!

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That Girl November 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm

this breakfast looks like it could be a dessert

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Sharon November 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Nutella syrup?! Oh boy, this one looks divine.

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Debbie November 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Looks delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert….!

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The Japanese Redneck November 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Looks good any time you chose to eat it.

Yummy.

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HoneyB November 16, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Looks like breakfast this weekend! Yum! Love this!

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Pam November 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Oh my! This looks like the most amazing breakfast ever. Bookmarked!

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The Food Hunter November 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm

WOW! I'll be happy with a bowl of that nutella syrup!

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Jamie November 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I love, love, love french toast. And I just had eggs for dinner, too bad I didn't make this. And the nutella in the syrup must take it over the top.

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Chef Fresco November 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm

I'm usually not that much of a french toast fan either, but that nutella always gets me!

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Kerstin November 18, 2009 at 12:22 am

Sold at Nutella syrup – what an amazing French toast!!

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Donna-FFW November 18, 2009 at 8:15 am

What a special breakfast treat. All of these flavors together must be heaven in the mouth!!

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Megan November 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Now this is a breakfast I would make time to eat. Looks delicious.

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Lorie November 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Oh. My. Nutella syrup? This really does look wonderful.

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco November 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

Wow – that's some French toast. We need to have a food blogger get together for breakfast, and have THAT. 😉 – John

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Bridgett November 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Heaven on a plate!

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Veronica November 19, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Coconut on French toast…yummy! I love French toast..I think this one would be a hit with my kids!

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Anonymous November 20, 2009 at 12:28 am

It was rather interesting for me to read the blog. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

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The Blonde Duck November 20, 2009 at 7:52 am

This looks completely decadent!

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black eyed susans kitchen November 20, 2009 at 11:46 am

Lisa, My daughter is coming home for the holiday, from college next week. She is truely the coconut queen…and she loves nutella. I have to send her care packages with it as it is harder to find in Vermont. This is a recipe that I will surprise her with.
♥, Susan

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Aggie November 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

I have been so absent from blog world lately….I'm catching up! This totally caught my eye!! Nutella is my weakness…this is unbelievable!

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The Pêche March 26, 2011 at 6:21 am

Holy smokes. Yes, please! I need this for breakfast today. I have everything I need, except the Nutella, having emptied the jar last night before bed.

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Cookin' Canuck March 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

Oh my, what a treat! I can only imagine how good that Nutella syrup must be.

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marla March 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm

This breakfast looks decadent and wonderful!

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Black Eyed Susans Kitchen February 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

This recipe is so up my daughters alley and lucky for her, she is on her way home from school for a week. The only decision is whether I surprise her with it for breakfast this weekend or do I give her the recipe and let her have fun in the kitchen..she loves to cook! Thanks Lisa!

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Carrie's Experimental Kitchen February 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This sounds wonderful Lisa!

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