Brown Sugar Peaches and Cream Grilled French Toast


Vanilla Bean Cream

  • 1 (15 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk or 1 cup heavy cream, cold (refrigerate overnight)
  • 1/2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peaches + French Toast

  • 2 ripe peaches, quartered + pits removed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted + plus more for spreading
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua, divided (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 6 thick slices Brioche or Challah Bread
  • 1 cup milk (I used coconut milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup, for drizzling
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


Vanilla Bean Cream

  1. Tip your cold can of coconut milk upside down and open it. There should be around 1/2 cup of coconut water at the top. Pour this into a container and save for another use. Scoop out the coconut cream and place in a bowl. Whip the cream for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft peaks form. If you are whipping heavy cream, whip another 3-5 minutes or until medium peaks form. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Place in the fridge while you grill the french toast + peaches.

Peaches + French Toast

  1. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to medium high heat.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon Kahlua (if using). Place the quartered peaches on a plate and brush with a little bit of the melted butter, reserve the remaining butter for basting while grilling. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar over the buttered peaches.
  3. In the bottom of a shallow dish whisk together the milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon kahlua (if using) and cinnamon.
  4. Generously butter all sides of each piece of bread (front and back!!!). Place the bread slices in the egg mixture and allow them to soak 1-2 minutes. Flip the slices and sprinkle with a little brown sugar, then allow to soak another 1-2 minutes. Remove the bread and place the sugared side down on a plate. Sprinkle the other side with sugar. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.
  5. Place the peaches cut side down on the grill and grill for 3-5 five minutes or until lightly caramelized. Flip and grill another 3-5 minutes, drizzle with the remaining melted butter/kahula mixture as they cook. During the same time add the slices of bread directly to the grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, watching closely to make sure they do not burn. Drizzle with the melted butter/kahula mixture as they cook. You want the bread to be golden and lightly caramelized. Remove the french toast + peaches from the grill. Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.

Recipe Source: Half Baked Harvest

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