With just a few ingredients and little effort, this recipe makes a great summer breakfast. I created it while on holidays in Maui while making french toast for breakfast. I noticed the drink mix sitting on the counter from the night before and inspiration struck. Top with sliced bananas and maple syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 slices
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, and pina colada mix in a bowl. Heat a skillet over medium heat; melt butter in the skillet until the foam disappears. Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture, turning the slices over a couple of times.

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  • Gently lay the soaked bread slices into the hot skillet 2 at a time and pan-fry until the french toast is golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked french toast slices to a warmed platter while you finish cooking. Top each 2-slice serving with several slices of banana to serve.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 15.7g 31% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 255.3mg 85% DV; sodium 444.8mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This was excellent! We don't keep pina colada mix on hand so I opted to use a combination of coconut milk and pineapple juice for the mix...and I kept forgetting to pick up pineapple juice so in the end I opened a can of crushed pineapple and use some of that juice. A few of the pineapple bits poured out and I liked the result of teeny bits of fruit on the finished product. My only other change was to use a Portuguese Saloio Bread kind of dense chewy tiny hint of sweetness and that paired beautifully with the pina colada flavors as well as being a great "French toast" bread! I did experiment by sprinkling a couple of the dipped slices of bread with some shredded coconut before pan-frying but some pieces burned a bit so next time I'll just have toasted coconut to offer as an additional topping. Wonderful summery breakfast idea! Thanks laughingmagpie! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2011
I wonder if there is a way to make this less sweet. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This was excellent! We don't keep pina colada mix on hand so I opted to use a combination of coconut milk and pineapple juice for the mix...and I kept forgetting to pick up pineapple juice so in the end I opened a can of crushed pineapple and use some of that juice. A few of the pineapple bits poured out and I liked the result of teeny bits of fruit on the finished product. My only other change was to use a Portuguese Saloio Bread kind of dense chewy tiny hint of sweetness and that paired beautifully with the pina colada flavors as well as being a great "French toast" bread! I did experiment by sprinkling a couple of the dipped slices of bread with some shredded coconut before pan-frying but some pieces burned a bit so next time I'll just have toasted coconut to offer as an additional topping. Wonderful summery breakfast idea! Thanks laughingmagpie! Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
This recipe is a keeper! As a pina colada fan I loved this and found it to be a new and exciting way to make French toast. The bananas seemed a little out of place to me and I think I would prefer garnishing it with pineapple and most definitely coconut but hubby thought they were just fine with the bananas. I only used 6 eggs in the egg dip because 8 just seemed like a lot but I measured everything else the same. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Wow!!!!!!!! Super good. made as is and thoroughly enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
I love pina coladas so this is the perfect french toast for me. If you want the rum just add a little rum extract to the mix. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
Another idea for this to make it really even more tropical is to use Hawaiian sweet bread in place of the French bread. Mmm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2011
Fun! I added some pineapple juice and creme de coconut to the egg mix. I also made a "syrup" with the left over pineapple juice coconut cream with some cinnamon nutmeg and a splash of lime that I boiled until thick (ended up using a little corn starch to make it real thick like a glaze). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2011
I wonder if there is a way to make this less sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2011
What no rum in the recipe? I just made french toast with grand marnier and it was wonderful. I'll try this recipe next! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
Made it according to the recipe and family really enjoyed the "something different" aspect! (As for the topping - I toasted the coconut and liked the tiny bit of crunch.) Read More
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