french brioche coconut milk waffle toast

french brioche coconut milk waffle toast

Kitchen Hacks

French brioche bread and coconut milk make THE best coconut waffle toast or are they French toast? Whateve you call them, they’re buttery light yuminess!

Food and kitchen hacks are always interesting. If you’re not familiar with food hacks, they’re basically using products or objects for cooking and food in different ways then they were intended. Food hacks have taken off.

They’re ‘hot’ items and a novelty. Honestly, for me, food hacks are what I learned growing up as being resourceful and creative. Finding ways to multi-use things getting more mileage out of them.

What is Brioche Bread Used For?

Brioche bread, to me, borders on being a decadence. I never had it growing up. Didn’t even know it existed. Brioche bread is a French. And, it’s a hybrid bread. A cross between a pastry and a bread. That’s because there’s a lot of butter and eggs in brioche. You might ask, what is brioche bread used for? Well, right here. French toast! And, I must say they are fabulous!

Brioche Bread French Toast

Brioche bread French toast is just huge steps above regular bread French toast. Now I do like a great sourdough French toast. But, sometimes the crust on sourdough bread is too crusty. And, even dipping the bread in the egg batter doesn’t soften it enough. So if you’ve never tried buying Brioche bread for your French toast, well, you’re missing something that’s quite yummy. Today Brioche bread is fairly available. I can even find it at Aldis. 

Brioche Waffle

If you can use Brioche bread for French toast, then why not a brioche waffle? Simply put the egg coated slice of bread in a hot waffle iron, and you get a great waffle. Brioche bread has this flaky crust. It’s fluffy inside. And, sometimes you’ll think you’re eating a waffle croissant! 

Coconut Milk Pancakes

So, with this recipe for French brioche coconut milk waffle toast, I wanted to use the waffle iron as a grill. I mean if  you live in a small studio apartment in Manhattan and all you have is a waffle iron, you have to multi-use it. It can be a waffle iron, a grill, a pizza oven or a hot plate for frying an egg. Yeah, I’ve done an egg on a waffle iron, and it’s bizarre. It works!

If you’re interested in a coconut cream pancake, then try this one!

Dairy Free Waffle Recipe

Since I’m using coconut milk in this recipe, and it’s not dairy milk, it’s a great alternative for people who want lactose-free and no cow’s milk. While coconut milk has more saturated fat than whole milk, it’s cholesterol free and does have a lot of nutrients. 

What I love about these waffles is that I’ve used coconut milk in the egg batter. It gives it a richness and creamy taste that you don’t get with regular milk. Then if you can find brioche bread, you’re in business. If you can’t, get a thick cut bread. Of course, brioche is made in a different way. I’ve never made it from scratch, but that’s on my bucket list!

french brioche coconut milk waffle toast

french brioche coconut milk waffle toast

french brioche coconut milk waffle toast

Yield: Serves: 4 to 6 folks

French brioche bread and coconut milk make THE best coconut waffle toast or are they French toast? Whateve you call them, they're buttery light yuminess!


  • Preheat Waffle Iron (High Level)
  • 1 loaf of French Brioche Bread, cut into about 7-9 slices
  • 3 eggs, mixed
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbl. sugar
  • Butter
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Maple Syrup


  1. Preheat the waffle iron to the high level.
  2. Combine in a large glass pie plate the eggs, coconut milk, milk, vanilla and sugar. Whisk and blend. Dip the bread in the mixture, both sides. Give the hot waffle iron a quick coat of cooking spray.
  3. Depending upon the size of your waffle iron, place one or more pieces of bread. Do not shut the lid. You’ll use the waffle iron like a ‘grill’. Let the first side down grill to a golden brown, about two to three minutes.
  4. Take a fork and gently flip to the other side and repeat the cooking. Remove the waffle slices to a plate, and repeat until all slices are cooked.
  5. You can place the lid down, but your brioche bread will flatten. Serve immediately with butter, fresh fruit, and warm syrup.

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  1. Ally, there’s nothing more I’d love to dig into for breakfast than a slice of your Brioche French Toast (except maybe bacon, lol), but my dang food allergies keep me searching for the next great “hack.” LOVED your multi-use waffle iron suggestions — coconut milk, too — and yes, we’ve been “hacking” for years out of necessity or desperation. Creative. Clever. BOHO! Terrific photos and writing. xo

    1. Oh, Kim! I adore and LOVE you!!! Yes, we’re out of necessity ‘hackers’ who invent new uses for things. Reckon we’re kinda trendy now, huh!! Thanks for all the sweet kind words…as you know, coming from you (especially the writing!!!) makes me happy! xoxo

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