This Hawaiian French Toast is a copycat breakfast recipe from the Hukilau Cafe in Hawaii. With coconut and macadamia nuts, it’s full of tropical island flavor in every bite!
Hawaiian French Toast
This Hawaiian French Toast is a recipe we made to replicate a favorite breakfast we ate in Hawaii. There was an awesome family breakfast place in Kauai that I think we ate at three different times while we were there. We tried several different yummy breakfasts but every time we would still split an order of this sweet breakfast treat. After having it three times I made some serious mental notes so I could make it again at home. I have to admit, I like our version of this Hawaiian French Toast even better! It is like a little piece of paradise in every bite.
The Secret’s in the Syrup
I like this recipe by far the best with our homemade coconut syrup! Anytime we visit Hawaii we load up on coconut syrup to bring home. Unfortunately it’s not that often that we get to Hawaii so I ended up creating my own coconut syrup recipe that is TO DIE FOR good! It is every bit as good as the stuff you can get on vacation. Here’s all you need to top your Hawaiian French Toast:
- Coconut Greek Yogurt. You could use regular coconut yogurt too, but the Greek variety gives it more bulk and flavor.
- Coconut Extract
Melt all the ingredients together and whisk over low heat until they’re all combined and smooth. It’s delicious on waffles, toast, homemade rolls, just about anything!
More Sweet Breakfast Treats
If you’re more into the sweet breakfast than savory, try some of these delectable dessert-like breakfasts at home. They’re all perfect for a special occasion or a lazy weekend morning.
- Hawaiian Banana Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Kneaders French Toast and Caramel Syrup Copycat
- Chocolate Waffles
- Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Easy Strawberry Cinnamon Twists
- Eggnog French Toast
How to Make Hawaiian French Toast
- Shave the heels off the ends of the bread then cut into 8 large slices.
- Combine eggs, milks, and spices in a large bowl. Soak bread in egg mixture. Melt a little butter in a large fry pan or griddle. Brown each side of the bread then place on a cookie sheet. When all the pieces are done, place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Serve with powdered sugar, sliced bananas, toasted coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, coconut or maple syrup, and whipped cream.