coconut berry macadamia french toast

★★★★★ 3
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By Diane M.
from Twin Falls, ID

I love nutty, loaded sweet stuff! This has all my fav's all put together... Great for a brunch, party, or just for your sweetie on Valentine's Day!

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When presented, this French toast looks almost too good to eat! We have used both strawberries and raspberries in the Test Kitchen when preparing this dish. Both are delicious. The macadamia nut/coconut coating gives you a surprise crunch. The filling isn't overly sweet. If you like a sweeter filling, add a bit more sugar. Adding a dollop of whipped cream tops this wonderfully! A fancy, but easy, French toast recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For coconut berry macadamia french toast

  • 1
    loaf thick white bread (Texas Toast works well)
  • 1 lb
    strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 pt
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar, divided
  • 1/3 c
    sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3 c
    macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 4
    egg whites (or just 2 whole lg. eggs)
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • red food coloring drops

How To Make coconut berry macadamia french toast

  • Berries and sugar mashed in a bowl.
    1
    Mash berries and add 1 Tbsp of sugar. Set aside.
  • Whisking together milk and eggs.
    2
    In a pie plate, mix egg and milk.
  • Chopped nuts and coconut in a pie plate.
    3
    In a different pie plate, mix nuts and coconut.
  • Bread coated in eggs and nut/coconut coating and frying a pan.
    4
    Dip each slice of bread first in egg mixture, then in nut mixture and place in greased, hot skillet. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Sometimes with the thick bread, I even stand them on their sides to brown for a bit.
  • White and red whipped cream in two bowls.
    5
    Whip a pint of cream on high until stiff, adding 1 Tbsp of sugar towards the end of whipping. Set aside 1/2 of the whipped cream in a bowl. In remaining 1/2 of whipped cream, if desired, add red food coloring. Mix and also set this whipped cream in in fridge until all the french toast is cooked.
  • Folding whipped cream cheese into whipped cream.
    6
    In a separate bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth and airy. Fold into white 1/2 of whipped cream.
  • Coconut Berry Macadamia French Toast assembled.
    7
    Layer 1 slice of cooked french toast, cream cheese mixture, some of the smashed berries, another slice of the toast, and then a dollop of the pink whipped cream and a little more berries. Yum!
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