So who likes toasty things? Everyone!
When I first heard about vegan french toast, I really had no clue how you could make this happen. I mean french toast is just so…..eggy. Like…how would you achieve this without eggs?
Well luckily the folks at Peta had figured it out and I adapted this recipe from them.
Of course it’s not like what you’re used to, if what you’re used to is the regular (egg) version. But I tell you, it works! And it’s damn tasty!
The first time I tried this recipe the only bread I had on hand was pre-sliced sandwich bread, and that struggled a bit to stay together. Soft, thinly sliced sandwich bread is an issue here because as soon as you dunk it in the batter it will want to break apart.
So what you really need is a sturdy sort of bread that you can slice yourself – thick. Either that or bread that’s a bit stale.
As it happened I was going for a nice sturdy sort of wholewheat bread but the day we were planning to shoot this recipe the only bread not pre-sliced in the store was the bright white bread you see before you. 🙂
I must say it did show off the nice brown toasty bits rather well though, so maybe it was the right choice for photog purposes!
This recipe is super easy and takes only around 30 minutes or less from beginning to end, which is the way I like it.
Served plain or with some maple syrup it’s a pretty fine breakfast indeed!
Just whisk up the wet ingredients in a bowl, slice up some bread into thick sturdy slices, dip it in the wet mix (both sides) and then fry it in a hot frying pan. It’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a deliciously light flavor.
The flavor mix is sweet (from the maple syrup), vanilla and cinnamon infused, and the slight ‘eggy’ flavor comes from the nutritional yeast and chickpea flour combo.
You will love this vegan french toast for it’s perfectly sweet taste and mix of subtle flavors, its texture, and how quick and easy it is to make.
So what do you think? Let us know in the comments! Made this recipe? Rate it and let us know how it went! And please snap a pic and tag it #lovingitvegan on instagram because I wanna SEE! Cheers!
- 1 cup (240ml) Soy Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2 Tbsp Chickpea Flour
- 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup or Date Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp Salt
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- 6 Slices Bread (thickly sliced)
- Add the chickpea flour to a shallow bowl and add just a dash of soy milk and mix in until smooth. Then add the rest of the soy milk.
- Add the nutritional yeast, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon and whisk together.
- Heat up a frying pan with a little coconut oil.
- Soak each slice of bread in the batter for a few seconds on each side, and then place onto the frying pan to cook until browned on each side.
- Serve as is or drizzled with syrup.
*Nutritional Information is for one thick slice without syrup.