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pina colada french toast & orange syrup

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Teresa Jacobson
New Orleans, LA

Since having a pina colada for breakfast is frowned upon, I threw together this delicious variation with some tangy orange syrup to go with it. If I had any pineapple in the house, I would have made pineapple syrup instead! The family quite enjoyed it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A sweet fresh way to start your day! This French toast is amazing and super easy to make. With very little effort, the ingredients provide a punch of flavor. Coating the bread with an egg custard that includes pina colada mix is genius and delicious. The flavor is very tropical. Orange syrup drizzled on top is the perfect touch. We dressed up the French toast based on Teresa's recommendations and it was fabulous. The perfect breakfast for a lazy Saturday morning but it's also fancy enough for a special occasion.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 slices
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pina colada french toast & orange syrup

  • 6 slice
    bread, your choice
  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 c
    pina colada drink mix
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange marmalade (heaping spoonfuls)
  • 2 Tbsp
    frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted (heaping spoonfuls)

How To Make pina colada french toast & orange syrup

  • Boiling sugar, water, marmalade, and juice.
    In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling, stirring until dissolved. Stir in marmalade and juice. Continue to boil for 1-2 minutes then remove from heat. Place in a serving container.
  • Melting butter in a skillet.
    Heat skillet. Spray with nonstick or melt butter.
  • Eggs and pina colada mix whisked together.
    In a bowl, whisk eggs and pina colada mix together.
  • Dipping bread in the egg mixture.
    Dip bread slices in the mixture coating both sides.
  • Coated bread in the buttered skillet.
    Place coated bread in prepared skillet.
  • Frying each side of the bread.
    Cook to golden brown on both sides. Then remove to a plate.
  • Served with banana slices, orange syrup, and shredded coconut.
    Serve toast with banana slices, orange syrup, and shredded coconut if desired.