I know. That title is a mouth full.
But I couldn’t leave anything out.
Too many amazing things going on here.
It is crazy.
What is also crazy are these pictures.
I have yet to decide if I love them or totally hate them, but that is pretty much the way it goes with all my photos. I always hate them, critique them way too much, pick at every single thing wrong with them. These photos are not my favorite, they turned out messier than what I envisioned.
The problem was the people I had waiting to eat these waffles or french toast or coconut banana bread waffles or whatever the heck you want to call them. They made me rush, and when I rush to take photos I always hate the way they turn out, but really I can’t blame them. I mean come on, just look at that giant stack of coconut banana bread waffle french toast!
You guys, I promise these are not as indulgent as they look.
That chocolate drizzle? It just happened. It was totally unplanned, but happily welcomed. Obviously.
Don’t judge me.
It was snowing (so depressing, trying to stay positive. NOT working) and that justifies adding the chocolate. As if I really needed an excuse to add some chocolate. Oh my gosh. You know what I just realized?
Anyway, the chocolate drizzle on these is 100% optional, but I absolutely recommend doing it. Again, obviously.
So let’s first talk about the waffle.
They’re completely all whole wheat and filled with mashed bananas and creamy coconut milk. The coconut milk keeps the waffles really moist while adding a mellow coconut flavor and the bananas sweeten them up without adding in a ton of extra sugar, which is good since I caramelized the waffles with just a little powdered sugar and um, some butter.
It’s french toast. You have to use at least a little butter.
Yes, it is so gosh darn delicious. Like “oh fudge, these are good”.
Here is the truth.
I based this whole recipe around the white stuff you see sitting on top of that ginormous stack of waffle french toast.
That white creamy, whipped stuff is coconut milk whipped cream. It is amazing. Yea, I am going to say it. It is better than the real stuff. Like way better. In my opinion.
I am obsessed with it.
The hardest part about this recipe is remembering to put the coconut milk in the fridge the night before. You HAVE to do this. No exceptions. After that it’s just like making banana bread/waffles and then french toast.
Piece of cake. Err….or toast.
I am being honest when I say that chocolate drizzle is totally not necessary. These are so good either way and they are whole wheat remember so you can totally eat that whole stack!
Ok, just kidding. That is a really large stack, but trust me it has been considered.
Coconut Banana Bread Waffle French Toast for everyone! Oh yes!