Sesame-Coconut Crunchy French Toast

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Author Notes: This crunchy French toast, made with Annie’s Organic Frosted Oat Flakes says no to sog. For more flavor combinations to make your French toast sing, head this way.Sarah Jampel


Serves 4

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup flaky cereal, crushed
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 thick slices challah (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
  • Butter, as needed for frying
  • Zest of 1 lemon, for garnishing (optional)
  • Fresh fruit, for serving (optional)
  1. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, tahini, and vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together crushed cereal, coconut, and sesame seeds.
  3. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter, or enough to generously coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Meanwhile, working with one or two bread slices at a time, dip into the liquid ingredients (both sides), then into the dry ingredients (both sides), pressing with your fingers or a spoon so that the dry stuff sticks. Repeat this process (a double dip!).
  5. Fry the pieces over medium heat: You don't want to get the pan too hot or the seeds and coconut shreds will burn. Once the bottom side is golden-brown and delicious looking, flip and cook the other side.
  6. Repeat with all pieces of bread.
  7. To serve, shower with lemon zest and top with fresh fruit.

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