Vegan French Toast

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In under 30 minutes, you can make fluffy Vegan French Toast. This meal idea is great for any time of the day, including brunch! Use your favorite fruit or maple syrup to top the french toast.

overhead image of 3 pieces of vegan french toast on a white plate served with fresh berries.

Most recipes claim that they are easy, but are they? I’d make the claim that this Vegan French Toast is not only easy, but it’s also QUICK! This French Toast turns out to be very fluffy and there is no doubt that it tastes just like real French Toast. 

The idea of French Toast has been around for a very LONG time. Some say it’s been around since the first century! Of course, each country has its own version. For Vegans out there, this recipe is made without the eggs and the milk, but I promise you are going to wish you had access to this recipe sooner.  Did you know that British people call French Toast “eggy bread” or even “french fried bread?” Maybe it’s time to switch up the name of what we call French Toast in our family?! 

I have to mention that French Toast is also one of those recipes that works out for any meal. Craving French Toast? Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Don’t hold back with that craving! Top it with your favorite maple syrup or honey and you will have yourself an unforgettable meal! Hey, if you’re looking for more breakfast options, give my Vegan Banana Pancakes a try! 

3 Reasons why you’ll love this French Toast Vegan Recipe

  • One good reason to love this French Toast is that you can save bread from being thrown out! 
  • French Toast can be made sweet or savory. Pick which way you like it and give this recipe a try. Avocados on French Toast is a must!!!
  • Also, French Toast uses basic ingredients, which is always a plus when you’re trying to make a quick meal.

Ingredients and Substitutions

In order to make Vegan French Toast, we’ll have to switch things up a bit. I’m going to list the ingredients and any substitutions you can make. The end result of this recipe is an unforgettable vegan recipe that you’ll want to make as often as you can.

overhead image of all ingredients labeled for vegan french toast recipe.

Ground flaxseed – Flaxseed is a plant-based food that has been consumed for thousands of years. It is an excellent source of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Unsweetened almond milk – This is an important part of this Vegan recipe because you need a creamy base to make French Toast! Feel free to use any non-dairy milk you have on hand. Coconut milk or oat milk is a good alternative. 

Sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla – All of the classic ingredients needed to make French Toast are also needed for the Vegan version. 

Freshly grated nutmeg – Perhaps my favorite part of French Toast is the nutmeg, it gives the french toast such a nutty flavor. Nutmeg tastes sweet and slightly spicy.

Proper oil – You’ll need Coconut oil, avocado oil, or vegan butter, for cooking this recipe for Vegan French Toast.

Last but not least, you’ll need 8 slices of crusty bread. You can use more or less crusty bread, depending on how many people you’re trying to feed! Sourdough bread works great for this recipe. 

Step-by-Step Instructions for this Recipe for Vegan French Toast

Full ingredient amounts and in-depth details are at the bottom of the post on a printable recipe card.

Step 1 In a shallow bowl, whisk together the ground flax and almond milk. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Step 2 Add in the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, and nutmeg. Whisk well until combined.

Step 3 Melt a tablespoon or so of cooking oil or butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. 

Step 4 Dip each piece of bread into the mix for about 5 seconds per side. Place the bread into the skillet in a single layer and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy. 

Step 5 Repeat with the remaining bread. 

Step 6 To serve, top with fresh berries and maple syrup. 

Insider Pro Tips

Type of Bread to Use

It is said that the top bread to use for French Toast is Brioche, French Baguette, or Challah. I use sourdough a lot for french toast, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Change up the Toppings

Perhaps the best part of this recipe is that you can change up the toppings. If you have blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or any other type of fruit you prefer, don’t be afraid to add it to this French Toast Vegan recipe!

Vegan French Toast Recipe FAQs

What is the best way to keep French toast warm?

You can keep French toast warm in a 200 degree F oven for up to 30 minutes. Place the toast on a wire rack set over a baking sheet to prevent it from getting soggy.

Can I make French toast ahead of time?

Yes, you can make French toast ahead of time. Place the prepared toast on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and store it in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours. When ready to serve, reheat in a 200 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes.

What is the best way to serve French toast?

French toast can be served with fresh fruit, syrup, or powdered sugar. It can also be savory by adding toppings such as avocado!

Now that you know how to easy it is to make this Vegan French Toast Recipe, please give it a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating below and comment letting me know how it turned out for you.

Vegan French Toast Recipe

3 pieces of vegan french toast with maple syrup being poured on it.
In under 30 minutes, you can make fluffy Vegan French Toast. This meal idea is great for any time of the day, including brunch! Use your favorite fruit or maple syrup to top the french toast.
Louisa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 freshly grated nutmeg
  • coconut oil, avocado oil, or vegan butter, for cooking
  • 8 slices crusty bread

Instructions

  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the ground flax and almond milk. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add in the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, sat salt, and nutmeg. Whisk well until combined.
  • Melt a tablespoon or so of cooking oil or butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each piece of bread into the mix for about 5 seconds per side. Place the bread into the skillet in a single layer and fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
  • Repeat with the remaining bread.
  • To serve, top with fresh berries and maple syrup.

Notes

Type of Bread to Use

It is said that the top bread to use for French Toast is Brioche, French Baguette, or Challah. I use sourdough a lot for french toast, but you can use whatever you have on hand. 

Change Up the Toppings

Perhaps the best part of this recipe is that you can change up the toppings. If you have blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or any other type of fruit you prefer, don’t be afraid to add it to this French Toast Vegan recipe! 

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