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What I’ve always thought was missing from french toast is a variety of texture. Yes, I agree with you french toast should be rich, moist and gooey. But, to balance everything out and make the eating experience even more enjoyable, adding a little “crunch” is quite necessary! 

In this recipe, we’ll be coating the toasts in coconut flakes, just as if we were making a classic breadcrumb. The bread is first soaked in the liquid mixture, then in the coconut flakes, finally to finish in a hot oiled pan. This will not only add a little crunchiness but will go wonderfully with the Pure Smoothie that’s made with mango, matcha tea and coconut cream.

Oh, and I almost forgot: For those of you who thought that it was absolutely necessary to use eggs to make a good french toast, here’s proof of the contrary! Enjoy without moderation! 😉

Toasted Coconut French Toast with the Evive Pure Smoothie

Toasted Coconut French Toast with the Evive Pure Smoothie
Photos by Tommy Dion

For 4 slices (2 portions)


– Your favourite kind of bread cut in slices
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
– 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
– 2 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
– ¾ cup of coarsely chopped coconut flakes
– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
– ½ cup of vegan yogurt
– 2 cubes of Evive’s Pure Smoothie


In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with the almond milk and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Stir, then let stand for about twenty minutes. Pour into a medium-sized deep dish.

On another plate, spread the coconut flakes.

Let the Pure Smoothie cubes melt, then mix them with the yogurt.

Dip a slice of bread into the liquid mixture, then into the dry mixture, then place it in an oiled frying pan for about 3 minutes on each side. Repeat for all slices.

To serve, place two slices per plate. Garnish with the yogurt and Pure Smoothie mix, then a little maple syrup.

*Tip: To keep your french toast warm, once they have finished cooking, place them in an oven at 250F.