When guests returned for their 25th stay at The Firelight Inn last weekend, we made their long weekend extra special and served new breakfast recipes. We are sharing one of the breakfast entrees that was a favorite of all our bed and breakfast guests. We served Cinnamon Coconut French Toast, pork sausage, a dish of fresh fruit, apple scones with maple butter, zucchini walnut breakfast bread, orange juice and Alakef coffee on Sunday morning.
Cinnamon Coconut French Toast
1/2 stick butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup maple syrup, divided in half
1 large loaf cinnamon bread, sliced into fingerlike pieces
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut
4 to 5 tablespoons brown sugar
Mix butter, cream cheese and half of the maple syrup. Heat in microwave (I softened the cream cheese and butter separately) until softened to a creamy texture, making sure to eliminate all lumps by mixing well with a whisk.
Place sliced cinnamon bread evenly in a well-buttered 9 x 13 glass baking dish. I laid the slices of bread the long way and then filled in the short end of the pan with sliced bread going the other direction. It doesn’t have to perfect, in fact, it’s good if there is some spots that aren’t filled in completely. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the bread slices, leaving room for the egg mixture to be absorbed through the cream cheese mixture. Beat the eggs, milk, remaining maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over the bread. Then sprinkle with the coconut. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the bread dish. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake for more than one hour at 350 degrees. I baked the dish covered for most of the time, uncovering it at the end to brown it up a little. Cut into rectangles and serve on plates sprinkled with powdered sugar. Serves 10.
Sorry the picture isn’t a shot of this delicious french toast recipe. The picture on this blog is that of our Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. We’ll be taking a picture of this wonderful entree the very next time we make it which will be soon!
We would love the opportunity to be your hosts when you travel to Duluth MN for your anniversary, honeymoon, weekend getaway, birthday or vacation. Our breakfasts will delight you and our historic home will comfort you!
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast
“Let the warmth of the firelight surround you!”