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Coconut Tres Leches French Toast + Emotional Decadence

Coconut Tres Leches French Toast + Emotional Decadence

By + on Sep 25, 2012 | 2 comments

Decadence is what’s for breakfast. Challah bread soaked in three milks and fried to a golden perfection. But before we take a bite, let’s talk about Decadence: our natural birthright. 



I never once thought twice about indulging or taking in my fair share of what I wanted or craved.  It just seemed natural to feed myself as my feelings, whims or body required.  Even as a child I knew that nothing was inherently bad nor good, instead everything was information and if I craved something, it served me to feed it to my stomach as well as my soul.

The challenge was whenever I had to deal with lower vibrational emotions, I didn’t know how to distinguish feelings from true desires and would feed myself whatever I wanted, even if it didn’t truly serve me.

I learned the hard way that Emotional eating has the potential to be a gateway to the soul when we choose the right foods to nourish us.  It could be chocolate or a hug.  They’re both vital to our emotional wellness.  It’s when we try to ignore what we need and tell ourselves that our cravings aren’t real, that we set ourselves up for failure.

Which brings me back to Decadence.  

According to Freedictionary.com, Decadence means
1. Being in a state of decline or decay. 2.
Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.

Seriously? Who the hell wants to be that?
How could such a delicous word be assigned something so “sinful”.  #Sigh. No wonder so many of the women and men that I talk to and even perhaps you, think that there is something inherently bad in craving a warm fudge sundae on a rainy day. 

I know I was put on the planet to not only reframe words in the dictionary but to also reframe your palate.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your body is friggin brilliant!  It is loaded with cellular connections that are constantly informing you of what it needs, wants and desires AND it is smart enough to direct you and show you how to fulfill those.  

If your body can do cool stuff like breathe on it’s own and repair itself while you sleep, then don’t you think it can send you the right cravings with the right messages for the right healing?  Of course it can!

Which brings me to the most Decadent breakfast on Earth that you totally deserve with all of the joy that your taste buds can muster: Coconut Tres Leches French Toast

I know you’re smiling and possibly drooling. Give yourself a hug, that’s a natural and normal human reaction :)

I tasted this yummy concoction at Chavela’s (a bangin’ Mexican restaurant in my neighborhood) and I knew that I had to remake it at home.  I have a knack for tasting stuff in restaurants and then going home with an idea and creating it.

How brilliant is this gem of a breakfast? Warm slices of Challah bread drenched in coconut milk, half + half (or cream) and condensed milk blended with spice and bourbon vanilla and topped with more dulce de leche and toasted, crunchy coconuts!

Recipe: Tres Leches French Toast with Coconut

Summary: Warm challah bread soaked in 3 milks and bourbon vanilla spice


  • 8 small slices of Challah Bread (I cut off braided tops and browned bottoms)
  • 1/2 cup half + half
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned best)
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1.5 tsp bourbon vanilla
  • spash of cinnamon


  1. Whisk milks, vanilla and cinnamon (be very tempted to taste and smile at the exquisite deliciousness)
  2. Heat skillet or pan with a little butter or oil to coat bottom.
  3. Dip 1 slice of bread at a time and brown in pan on both sides (about 2 min per side)
  4. Serve with toasted coconut chips or grated coconut, berries, dulce de leche (caramel) and syrup if you dare!

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Recipe by Eat Consciously. Relate Honestly. Love Abundantly.
Microformatting by hRecipe.


  1. I tried this recipe this weekend, and it was delightful!I dont think I’ll ever make french toast the traditional way again! Thanks so much for sharing. I thought about saving the leftover milk mixture for my coffee. I will definitely be blogging about this!


    October 2, 2012

    • That’s awesome! I love it when readers get excited about the recipes. I think this is one of the best breakfast treats one can have and I’m so happy that you got to experience it too! Please send me a link to your blog post when you do blog, I would love to share it with others on social media :) Thanks April!


      October 3, 2012


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