Looking for the best vegan French toast? This Vegan French Toast is loaded with warm flavors from brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. It's perfectly crispy on the outside with a velvety soft center. And the best part - it's ready in 15 minutes!
Serve this easy and delicious Vegan French Toast up for breakfast, brunch, or (if you are like me) the occasional breakfast for dinner.
It's so rich and creamy, you would never guess it's entirely plant based.
This Vegan French Toast is…
- Quick & Easy to Make in 15 minutes!
- Perfectly crispy, with a soft custard center.
- Perfect for a vegan breakfast or brunch.
- 100% Plant Based
- Super tasty and flavorful!
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Making Vegan French Toast
- Add all your ingredients, except bread, in a bowl. Whisk till combined.
- Get your pan hot, and add oil or vegan butter to prevent sticking.
- Dip bread slices in French toast mixture quickly and place in a pan.
- Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Tips and Tricks
Use Day-Old Bread
Using day-old or slightly stale bread works best. Trust me on this. It will help make sure your bread does not fall apart once dipped in the custard mixture.
Quickly Dip Bread
Each slice of bread should get a quick dip in and out of the vegan custard mixture. Get the bread coated, but don’t allow it to soak. Too long in the mixture can cause you bread to fall apart. It's also a good idea to give the mixture a stir in between each dip, to keep the ingredients from separating.
I highly recommend using a nonstick pan for this recipe. Having toast that sticks to the pan while cooking can turn into a big mess pretty fast. To help with sticking, you can use cooking spray or melt in a little vegan butter.
I used almond milk as the base of my custard for dipping the french toast. You could also use soy milk, cashew milk, or your plant-based milk.
If you want to give coconut milk a try, check out this Vegan Coconut Milk French Toast.
Type of Bread
Use any type of bread you would like - but thicker slices are better. Sourdough is a great classic choice. (Check out my Sourdough French Toast recipe too!) You could even use a croissant-style bread for a more unique flavor and texture.
You have endless options for topping your vegan french toast! Sprinkle on powdered sugar, top with vegan chocolate chips, or drizzle with your favorite fruity syrup. Have fun and get creative or go simple with a little vegan butter and maple syrup.
What is the benefit of flaxseed in French toast?
Since you are making a vegan French toast, that means no egg. The flaxseed will act as the thickening agent in the custard mixture. This is a common substitute used for eggs in many vegan baking recipes!
What does the cornstarch do for French toast?
The cornstarch is my secret ingredient. It helps ensure you get that perfectly crispy outside texture to your French Toast. Just stir the custard mixture in between each dip of bread as the cornstarch tends to settle in the bottom of the bowl.
Can you freeze French Toast?
Yes. Place slices on a lined baking sheet and flash freeze for an hour. Once the toast is frozen, place in a freezer bag. The French toast can stay in the freezer for 3 - 4 months. Then just thaw, reheat, and eat when you would like.
More Vegan Breakfast Ideas
If you love this recipe, check out our other breakfast recipes or these delicious ideas:
And for even more tasty ways to start your day, check out our new cookbook, The Vegan Brunch Book.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 ½ tbsp water
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 6 slices of bread
- Mix all the ingredients, except bread, in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Dip bread in that mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Don’t keep the bread slices in the mix any longer or they’ll break.
- Cook them from both sides on medium heat in a non-stick skillet with a drizzle of oil.
- Enjoy them while still warm. Spread maple syrup and fruit on the top.
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