Raspberry Coconut Baked French Toast
 
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Raspberry Coconut Baked French Toast is moist, fluffy, and custard-like French bread, with maple syrup and cinnamon throughout. It's topped off with a buttery-cinnamon-brown sugar streusel topping, fresh raspberries, toasted coconut and sliced almonds. It is simply heavenly!
Serves: 8 large servings or 12 smaller servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. loaf of French bread, cut into 1" cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1¼ cups non-fat milk
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Streusel Topping:
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
Top of French toast:
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons raw sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray. Place the cubed bread evenly into the dish. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, non-fat milk, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and vanilla until well incorporated. Pour the egg-milk mixture over the bread. Press the bread down into the egg-milk mixture to ensure that it's completely wet. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Prepare the streusel:
  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, two forks, or your fingers until it resembles coarse meal and the lumps are smaller than the size of peas. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the French toast and topping from the refrigerator. Place the raspberries over the bread. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the raspberries and bread, then sprinkle the coconut flakes and sliced almonds over that. Bake in the middle rack of your oven for 45 minutes if you like it a bit softer, and up to an hour if you'd rather the French toast be a bit more set. Cool on a wire rack 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Notes
Total time above does not reflect the time the French toast is soaking overnight.

Adapted loosely from Ellie Krieger's Blueberry Maple Baked French Toast.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments at https://flavorthemoments.com/raspberry-coconut-baked-french-toast/