Vegan French Toast

French Toast is one of our go-to weekend breakfast meals, so I’m super excited to be sharing this Easy Vegan French Toast Recipe with you!

Easy Vegan French Toast Recipe

This is a recipe that I’ve been meaning to post for years now! Seeing as French toast is one of my all time favorite breakfast dishes, I figured that it was time I created a vegan version. I’ve tried a quite a few vegan french toast recipes that make things extra complicated with hard to find ingredients so I really wanted to keep this simple.

The hardest part about making french toast vegan is replacing the egg. In most baked goods, it’s easy to replace an egg with apple sauce, banana or several other things. But that doesn’t quite work here.

Instead, we’re replacing the egg with ground flaxseed. It works to kind of stick to the outside of the bread and give that nice thick texture to the cooked toast.

How do you like to dress up your french toast? I’m a big fan of a little fruit and lots of maple syrup. I start with a little bit and then add more as I see fit. So, in other words, I keep the syrup RIGHT next to my plate :)

How to Make This Vegan French Toast Recipe

Vegan French Toast is made just like regular french toast, just without the eggs. The milk is easily replaced with any non dairy milk (I typically use almond milk because it’s always in my fridge) and for this particular recipe, we’re replacing the egg with a flax egg of sorts. French toast needs a bit of a binding agent that sticks to the outside of the bread and solidifies as it cooks (these are all very untechnical terms).

All of the ingredients (minus the bread itself) is whisked together in a shallow dish. We start with the milk and ground flaxseed to let it sit for a few minutes. Then add in the rest of the ingredients. No matter what I do, I find combining the cinnamon and nutmeg into the liquid rather difficult.  If you whisk for a good few minutes, it’ll incorporate a decent bit. Then I usually add in a little more cinnamon mid way through dipping the bread into the mixture.

Some Important Notes

The kind of bread you get REALLY matters for this recipe; even more than for the average french toast recipe. Do NOT use fresh, soft white bread for this recipe. You can make it work for traditional french toast that has egg in it BUT it does not work well for this Vegan French Toast. You want slightly tougher bread that will hold up once dipped in the liquid. You’ll want a bread that is roughly the thickness and texture of potato bread or challah bread. You can also use softer bread that has gone a bit stale which is what I used here.

Easy Vegan French Toast Recipe

When I make traditional french toast, I let the bread soak up a lot of the liquid. DO NOT do that with this vegan french toast recipe. Lightly dip each side of the bread into the milk mixture so that it is fully covered but not completely soaked through.

Easy Vegan French Toast Recipe

I’m really excited for you to try this recipe! Please let me know how you like and what kind of bread you used. I’m always experimenting with different kinds of bread and what how the affect the final outcome.

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Vegan French Toast


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup of non dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 thickly cut slices of tougher bread**
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a large shallow dish, whisk together the ground flaxseed and milk. Let sit for 5 minutes so the flaxseed can thicken.
  2. Whisk milk mixture again before adding in the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk lightly until fully combined. In my experience, the cinnamon is hard to combine so I usually add a little extra in midway through dipping the bread.
  3. Over medium heat, spray a large skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Lightly dip the slices of bread in the milk mixture so that the bread is just covered on each side but not soaked. Do not let the bread sit in the milk mixture of any amount of time.
  5. Cook the bread in the skillet for ~4 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown.
  6. Once done, top with syrup, fruit, and a dusting of powdered sugar and ENJOY!!

Notes

**do NOT use fresh, soft white bread for this recipe. You can make it work for traditional french toast that has egg in it BUT it does not work well for this Vegan French Toast. You want slightly tougher bread that will hold up once dipped in the liquid. You’ll want a bread that is roughly the thickness and texture of potato bread or challah bread. You can also use softer bread that has gone a bit stale.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: french toast, breakfast, vegan

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14 comments on “Vegan French Toast”

  1. This did not work. The bread got soggy and wouldn’t cook, I tried dipping around the edges, lightly coating, etc. 

    • Sorry this didn’t work out for you! I make this on a regular basis and the type of bread really matters for this particular recipe because of the lack of egg. You need thicker dough like a sourdough or something that is just a tiny bit stale. Again so sorry!

  2. Literally the best vegan French toast I’ve made, and I’ve made many! Most vegan versions end up soggy or stick to the pan. But this recipe had neither issue… even my skeptical mother in law enjoyed it, which is saying a lot!! Will be sure to make this one again!

  3. Just made this for my son. He really enjoyed it.  I used I plain white bread.  A little stale.  I didn’t have to add more cinnamon.  Other than that, I followed recipe exactly.  Thx for sharing.  

  4. What specific bread did you use? Want to make sure I start out on the right foot!

    • I’ve used quite a few different breads for this. I got for something that is naturally a drier type of bread similar to a loaf of french bread. A lot of breads that are traditionally used for french toast are not vegan such as challah or brioche. Plain sandwich bread typically does NOT work very well

  5. Amaaaaazing recipe! Best recipe ever! So tasty!

  6. Loved this recipe! Used a thick cut white bread and left it out over night to stale a bit, turned out perfectly!

  7. I have tried sooo many vegan french toast recipes and this is by far the best one! I used “neat egg” instead of flax meal with an original flavored soy milk on some old sour dough. Thank you so much for the tip to lightly coat the bread…. every other time I have made vegan french toast I have soaked it in the mixture and it has stuck HORRIBLY! This time it came out perfect 😁 My very picky husband even enjoyed it!

  8. First saw this on Instagram and was a little skeptical on how it would turn out. But once I tried it me and my mom were amazed. I used the usual multi grain bread I always buy and it was the perfect bread for this. The texture resembles really close to an egg but if you would like a more “eggy” flavor I recommend adding a bit of nutritional yeast or anything you’d like to make it more “eggy”. I haven’t tried that yet so hopefully it doesn’t mess up the recipe. Good luck!