Campworthy: French Toast with a Twist

Recipe: French Toast with a Twist
Submitted by: Rob
Hometown: Rochester, NY

Original Recipe by Fresh Off the Grid. Check out https://www.freshoffthegrid.com for more great camping recipes.

What do you love about this recipe?: When I was a kid, my mom made French toast every Sunday morning. I loved waking up to the smell of cinnamon and syrup. I never would have thought you could make it without eggs, but this recipe does it better than the real thing. I’m not even vegan and I like this better than traditional French toast. The coconut milk makes it sweet and creamy, and it’s even better with fresh fruit and coconut on top.

French Toast Recipe

French Toast with a Twist


  • 1 lb loaf crusty French bread, cut into 1″ slices
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • coconut oil

To Serve

  • warmed maple syrup
  • fresh blueberries
  • shredded coconut flakes


  • In a container large enough to accommodate a slice or two of bread, mash the banana until it’s smooth. Add the coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt and whisk to combine. You want this batter to be as smooth as possible.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip a slice of bread into the batter and let it soak for a few seconds on each side. Let the excess drip off and then fry it in the skillet until golden and crispy on each side, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Repeat with the rest of the bread, adding more coconut oil to the skillet as needed.
  • Serve with syrup, fresh blueberries, and shredded coconut. Enjoy!


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