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Easy Vegan French Toast – No fuss, just lush

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Vegan french toast means that the deliciously loveable rogue breakfast, French toast, is no longer just for egg-eaters and milk-drinkers.

A weekend favourite, French toast is a lovely soft-crunchy mix of cooked bread in a soppy sauce. It’s not easy to get it just right though – and that’s why we’re here.

Egg fries easily, and as a result it makes normal French toast easier than vegan French toast – at least to the untrained eye.

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Easy like a Saturday morning

Luckily, vegan french toast can (and should) be just as simple as the regular kind. We’re going to use almond milk instead of cow milk.

And while egg does work wonders as a binder, we use a little flour instead. It helps thicken the almond milk and make everything a little more malleable.

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Just like normal French toast, what we’re going for is a ‘creamy’ type of toast with a soft(ish) centre and a crispy outside.

Sweet or Savoury?

The flavour is relatively neutral – it really shines when mixed with other flavours.

That means you can use different toppings to get wildly different results.

Our favourite is a savoury french toast with avocado, tomato and basil, but a sweet version with cinnamon or vanilla is also delicious.

I’ll include both in the recipe below.

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Dos and Don’ts of Vegan French Toast

There are few things to make sure you do to get perfect results every time.

DO

Remember to heat the pan first. Putting dipped bread into a cold pan for cooking just leaves a sloppy mess.

Dip the bread for long enough. The bread has to soak up the mixture. You can also squidge the bread down with your fingers and it’ll suck the milk up as it rises again.

DON’T

Use bread that is too thin. We don’t want the bread falling apart as we cook it. Bread that is a day or two old is ideal as well – it’s better to go a bit hard than soft 😉

Use too much vegan margarine or oil for frying. Just enough to wipe across the bottom of the pan is fine.

Remember these tips and you’ll be cooking up vibrant vegan french toast all weekend!

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Vegan French Toast
5 from 7 votes
This vegan French toast should be on every food radar. Our simple guide with the dos and don’ts of French toast means breakfast has never been easier!
Cuisine:Vegan
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, vegan
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:7 minutes
Total Time:12 minutes
Servings:2 people
Calories:232kcal

Ingredients

Toppings

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into triangles.
    4 slices wholegrain bread
  • Blend the milk, water, flour, half the sesame seeds, the salt, and turmeric together well.
    ⅖ cup almond milk, ⅕ cup sparkling water, 3 tbsp buckwheat flour, 3 tbsp sesame seeds, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Soak the bread in the milk mix in a wide bowl for about 30 seconds, pressing the bread down so it soaks up the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a pan on medium heat and add the oil/margarine.
    2 tbsp oil
  • Cook the bread until golden brown on both sides, roughly 3 minutes each side. If it needs longer, give it some extra so it’s nice and crispy.

NOTES

Feel free to put your own spin on this recipe! Chopped baby tomatoes or mashed avocado, salt, lemon and a little oil. Garnish with basil. Hummus. Whatever your other fave toppings are!
For a sweeter version try 2 drops vanilla essence and 1 tsp cinnamon in place of the turmeric. Top with favourite sweet toppings – sugar and strawberries, for example!
You can swap the buckwheat flour for another type of flour – it just happens to be our favourite!
Go here if you fancy eggy bread instead.
Check out some brilliant names of the French Toast! 😀
This lovely recipe was inspired by the great cookbook ‘Vegan Schnell Schnell’ by Josita Hartanto.
Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
Tangy & vegan Chickpea Pancakes #3 – Fennel & Olive Mega Mix
Incredibly tasty Vegan Tuna Salad
Beautiful and healthy Chickpea Flour Pancakes
So simple to make Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
Mega-tasty and super-nutritional Tempeh Sandwich

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan French Toast
Amount per Serving
Calories
232
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
672
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
224
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
166
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
128
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Vegan French Toast – Sweet Version
5 from 3 votes
This vegan French toast should be on every food radar. Our simple guide with the dos and don’ts of French toast means breakfast has never been easier!
Cuisine:Vegan
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, vegan
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:7 minutes
Total Time:12 minutes
Servings:4
Calories:239kcal

Ingredients

Toppings

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8 strawberries, fresh (chopped)

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into triangles.
  • Blend the milk, water, flour, half the sesame seeds, the salt, vanilla essence, and cinnamon powder together well.
  • Soak the bread in the milk mix in a wide bowl for about 30 seconds, pressing the bread down so it soaks up the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, heat up a pan on medium heat and add the oil/margarine.
  • Cook the bread until golden brown on both sides, roughly 3 minutes each side. If it needs longer, give it some extra so it’s nice and crispy.
  • Cover in favourite toppings. Enjoy!

NOTES

You can swap the buckwheat flour for another type of flour – it just happens to be our favourite!
Go here if you fancy eggy bread instead.
Check out some brilliant names of the French Toast! 😀
This lovely recipe was inspired by the great cookbook ‘Vegan Schnell Schnell’ by Josita Hartanto.
Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
Tangy & vegan Chickpea Pancakes #3 – Fennel & Olive Mega Mix
Incredibly tasty Vegan Tuna Salad
Beautiful and healthy Chickpea Flour Pancakes
So simple to make Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
Mega-tasty and super-nutritional Tempeh Sandwich

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan French Toast – Sweet Version
Amount per Serving
Calories
239
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
378
mg
16
%
Potassium
 
186
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin C
 
14
mg
17
%
Calcium
 
134
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 comments
  1. 5 stars
    This vegan french toast recipe is really amazing. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

  2. Hi
    I am allergic to seamise seeds
    Is there anything i may change it for?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Darya,

      hmm, right of the bat i’d go for black cumin! That would be a delish alternative 🙂

      1. Is the sparkling water required?

        1. Hi! I would say it’s not absolutely necessary (I’ve made it many times without) but using it does give it a little more ‘fluff’ 🙂

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