Breakfast Desserts Recipes Vegan

Tres Leches French Toast

July 8, 2012

Her: Shelley, I know I can’t have French Toast every day. But is it okay if I treat myself on Saturdays? 

Me: Here at Body Food Freedom, we don’t teach people to “treat themself”. Instead we help people develop a lifestyle that they enjoy. If you like French Toast, then let’s find a way for you to enjoy it. 

Her: But French Toast is just so loaded with calories and carbs. 

Me: You’re right. You also need calories and carbs to survive. Since you know this, when you do choose to eat French Toast, be sure that you eat it with enjoyment and love and leave the guilty feelings behind. So next Saturday, if you want French Toast, eat it. AND make sure to balance out that carb rich meal with a fibrous, veggie filled lunch and dinner 

Now you may be waiting for me to drop some health bombs at this point. There are none. (Unless you check out this post, for an eggless, non­dairy french toast option) 

This is basically a starch soaked in sugar, alcohol and dairy. I can’t say that this is the most body friendly food. But your taste buds will definitely shout praises. This is one of those dishes that you eat on a special occasion. And if the dairy is too much to handle, then substitute it with nut based milks in addition to the coconut milk. 



Tres Leches French Toast



  • 8 small slices of challah bread
  • 1/2 cup half and half or vegan coffee creamer
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut condensed milk
  • 1.5 tsp bourbon vanilla
  • splash of cinnamon


  1. Whisk milks, vanilla and cinnamon. Be very tempted to taste ….this batter is so rich and delicious
  2. Heat skillet or pan with butter or coconut oil (enough to coat bottom)
  3. Dip 1 slice of bread and quickly add to hot oil.
  4. Brown both sides in pan (about 2 minutes per side)
  5. Serve with toasted coconut chips, berries, dulce de leche (syrup if you prefer)


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