Coconut Banana Waffled French Toast

Bill Gates once said, “I’ll choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

I like to tell myself the best inventions can sometimes arise out of laziness…well, that’s at least how this recipe came to be.

I was craving the crunch of waffles but did not feel like whipping up a batter with multiple ingredients. It had also been a while since I’d experimented with egg-free French toast. The old bread in my freezer sealed the deal–it needed to be used and this delicious breakfast was born!

After dipping the bread in a simple sauce, you just throw it on a waffle iron and let it crisp away! I can imagine this working even BETTER with thick bread slices on a Belgian waffle iron, but a standard works as well.

Get ready to have your kitchen smelling like a tropical paradise! Serves 2 people.


  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup + 3 TBS unsweetened vanilla almond milk (coconut milk would be delicious as well)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS nutritional yeast (optional, but lends a nice “eggy” flavor)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 slices bread of choice
  • Extra coconut, male syrup, banana, and kiwi for topping (optional)


  1. Whisk all ingredients except for bread in a shallow dish.
  2. Dip each slice of bread in mixture for a few seconds per side, making sure the bread does not become mushy.

    Basically a flavor sponge.
  3. Place each slice of bread onto preheated waffle iron and let cook for the normal length of a waffle (~7 minutes).

    Bill Gates would be so proud of me.
  4. Remove from iron and add toppings of choice. I went with banana, coconut flakes, and some lovely kiwi slices. Lazy bakers unite!

Watch thisย tutorialย to learn how to make fruit flowers.image4image3

One Comment Add yours

  1. Beautiful display and it looks delicious!

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