Plant-Based French Toast
Find out how to make Plant-Based French toast without any dairy or eggs. This post has been sponsored by Oroweat®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My mom recently sent me a text asking the question, “How do you make vegan French toast?” It’s a great question, as making it without eggs or dairy may seem impossible.
This collaboration with Oroweat® to create a recipe for their new Organic 22 Grains & Seeds bread was the perfect chance to show her, and anyone else, how to make Vegan French Toast. While you could use any bread for French toast, this one from Oroweat is made with real ingredients and is sustainably baked.
Plant-Based French Toast Ingredients
I picked up all the ingredients I needed for this easy plant-based French toast recipe at my local Vons. Vons is our closest grocery store and has many organic ingredients.
- Bread. You can use any bread for this recipe from thickly sliced rustic bread to sliced sandwich bread. This time I used our go-to sandwich bread: Oroweat® Organic 22 Grains & Seeds. It’s naturally plant-based and sustainably baked using renewable wind energy. And, they donate 1% of revenues to environmental causes.
- Flax Meal. To make French toast without eggs, you’ll need a thickening ingredient. Ground flax or chia seeds work very well. You can read more about making flax eggs here. I also use flax eggs for baking our favorite oatmeal raisin cookies and breading tofu nuggets.
- Almond Milk. Any dairy-free milk will work to replace dairy milk in this recipe: soy, almond, coconut, etc.
- Sugar. Just a little sugar adds a little sweetness and helps caramelize the bread.
- Cinnamon & Vanilla for flavor.
How to Make Plant-Based French Toast
Making dairy free French toast without eggs is easy and essentially the same as traditional French toast. Whisk all the ingredients except for the bread together in a shallow bowl or dish.
Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes so that the flax (or chia if you’re using that) meal can thicken.
Give the bread a quick dip in the batter. When using sandwich bread, do not let the bread soak for longer than a second or two or it will become soggy. Rustic Italian or French breads can soak for longer.
Preheat a griddle to around 375° F. You can also use a skillet over medium high heat.
Melt vegan butter or coconut oil on the skillet to ensure the toast doesn’t stick. Cook until nicely browned on each side. If you find the center of the bread is too wet, you can pop the browned French toast into a warm oven for 10 minutes.
How to Serve French Toast
- Top with Chia Jam, almond butter, and/or maple syrup.
- With fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or sliced banana.
- Add a dollop of Almond Ricotta (just omit the truffle oil).
More Favorite Plant Based Breakfast Ideas
- The BEST Avocado Toast
- Chocolate Banana Muffins
- Tofu Scramble
- Berry Chia Pudding and Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 1 cup almond milk (or other plant milk)
- 1 heaping tablespoon flax meal
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon organic sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 slices bread (I used Oroweat® Organic 22 grains & Seeds)
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter or coconut oil
- maple syrup, for serving
- fresh berries, for serving
- If using soft sandwich bread, preheat the oven or a toaster oven to 300° F. Bake the bread until dry, about 10 minutes. This will prevent the French toast from becoming soggy. If using rustic day-old bread you can skip this step.
- In a shallow medium sized dish, whisk together the almond milk, flax, corn starch, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Let stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the flax to thicken with the liquid ingredients.
- Meanwhile, preheat a frying pan over medium-high or a griddle to 375° F.
- If using soft sandwich bread, dip each side of the bread quickly into the batter. If you allow it to soak longer than a second or two on each side, this type of bread will result in soggy French toast. If using a sturdier rustic bread like baguette, ciabatta, etc. allow the bread to soak for about 10 seconds per side.
- Coat the griddle in butter or coconut oil and cook the dipped bread until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes.
- Flip with a spatula and continue cooking until the other side has browned.
- Serve with maple syrup and berries.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.