Before this next step, place a skillet on your stove and turn the heat to medium. Then, drizzle in a little bit of coconut oil. “I do think that frying the French toast in coconut oil rather than dairy-free butter or another oil is a little unusual — and it is just wonderful because of the flavor it imparts,” Rye says.
While the pan gets hot, place your first bread slice into the bowl with your custard. Be sure to coat both sides of the bread evenly. Then, place the bread into the hot pan. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan; you can always just work in batches. “Challah bread is a great option for French toast, as is a baguette and sourdough. You could definitely use wheat bread as an alternative,” Rye notes.