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, but preferably both! A nice sturdy sort of bread that you can slice yourself AND a bit on the stale side is the perfect combo for french toast.
I used a sourdough bread for this recipe that had also been sitting for a couple of days so it was a little stale. That was just perfect for this recipe.
This recipe is super easy and takes only around 30 minutes or less from beginning to end, which is the way I like it.
You can serve it plain or with some maple syrup, or if you want to get a bit fancy, some jams and vegan whipped cream and fresh berries! It’s a pretty fine breakfast no matter how you serve it.
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 with a little coconut oil. The frying pan should be very hot and the combination of the mix that you dip the bread in, plus the coconut oil creates the perfectly browned result you see here. It’s crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with a deliciously light flavor.
The flavor mix is slightly sweet, vanilla and cinnamon infused, and the slight ‘eggy’ flavor comes from the nutritional yeast and chickpea flour combo.
I have also made this using all purpose flour and I found it worked just as well. Chickpea flour is a little more suited to an eggy vibe, but it’s a small difference. So whatever you have on hand will be great.
You will love this vegan french toast for its perfectly sweet taste and mix of subtle flavors, its texture, and how quick and easy it is to make.
So what do you think of this vegan french toast recipe? Let us know in the comments and please rate the recipe too! Thank you!
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- Vegan Omelette
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- Vegan Pancakes
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Vegan french toast recipe that is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and makes a perfect breakfast served as is or with syrup or jam and vegan cream!
- Add the chickpea flour (or all purpose flour if you’re using) 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, cinnamon and salt and whisk together.
- Heat up a frying pan with some coconut oil.
- Soak a 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 or jam and topped with some vegan whipped cream.
*I found the coconut oil to be very helpful in getting the outsides nice and browned and the most similar to ‘regular’ French toast. I added a bit more coconut oil (around one teaspoon) with every slice of french toast.
*I used a sourdough bread that was a little stale. Cut thickly it made the perfect kind of slices for making french toast. You will definitely get the best results if you choose a sturdy kind of bread (not soft sandwich bread) that you can slice thickly, and it’s also ideal if it’s a little on the stale side rather than ultra fresh.
*Recipe adapted from Peta.
*Nutritional Information is for one slice of French Toast, served as is, no additional toppings.
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 Slice (of 6)
- Calories: 197
- Sugar: 4.8g
- Sodium: 454mg
- Fat: 6.8g
- Saturated Fat: 4.2g
- Carbohydrates: 27.4g
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Protein: 6.2g
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