December 1, 2014

Vegan French Toast

This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes! 

This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

HAPPY DECEMBER! I associate all of December with Christmas, and Christmas being my second favourite event of the year (my birthday is my first!) I LOVE DECEMBER! It’s definitely beginning to feel like December…I have been SO COLD. Seriously, typing this now, I’m cold. You know what is helping to warm me up? (perfect segue) This Vegan French Toast. It’s pretty much, amazing.

This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

Every December, I have a sudden craving for all things french toast – baked, fried (sorry not sorry), overnight, cinnamon, coconut…all! Christmas breakfast recipes are like my favourite thing next to all things peppermint (I’m trying to restrain myself). This craving literally hit me over the weekend before December so I decided I was well overdue for some french toast.

Seriously, this is such an easy cinnamon french toast recipe. I’m a fan of french toast that resembles the sticks, so I decided I was going to tackle that type. I also wondered to myself, WHY is it that french toast has never been made vegan?! Like seriously, you can search for many recipes and they all have eggs in them with a few being vegan but I was up to the challenge to see if I could make a vegan french toast recipe that was still simple, and of course delicious.

I’m happy to say, it is so possible.This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

Knowing that in french toast, the egg in the batter is to thicken it up, I knew any egg replacer would’ve been perfect. I specifically went for flax seed meal (ground flax seeds) since one, I love flax seeds, and two, it would actually add some nutritional value to the french toast.

I also opted for french bran bread…aka the bread that was in my house at the time, over white bread because, we’re trying to keep things healthy here, you know? I’m also a fan of eating french toast in copious amounts without feeling absolutely guilty.

This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

Once the batter sits a bit to thicken up, I dunked the french toast into it, not letting it sit in it for too long, and went ahead to pan frying them. After 5 minutes I flipped them…and that’s to ensure that everything gets nice and cooked on the inside. Feel free to leave them on longer if you want. It was so hard to not eat this straight out of the pan, but I had to remind myself:

Food blog Jessica, you have a food blog. I tell you, that’s the only thing that keeps me going something when the smell of cinnamon is filling your kitchen, and Mr. Bakes saunters in saying “that smells amazing!” while you’re fighting off the temptation yourself. What is it about the smell of cinnamon?!

I topped these off with some coconut cream – leave a tin of coconut cream overnight in your fridge, open it, scoop off the little liquid and that’s it! I sweetened mine with some of the maple syrup cascading over it in the picture below. THEN DUG IN! Here’s to soo many more Christmas breakfast recipes this holiday!

This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

Vegan French Toast

Preparation 20 min Cook Time 10 min Serves 4     adjust servings

This Vegan French Toast has is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal (ground flax seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 slices french bran toast bread (or any toast bread)

OPTIONAL

  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Extra cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • Coconut cream*, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the almond milk, flax seeds, vanilla extract and cinnamon (you can add a tablespoon maple syrup if you want also). Whisk together and place in your freezer for the batter to set up and get thicker for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the bread into four slices each, so that you have 12 pieces (try to resist eating them while you're cooking the rest!)
  3. When the batter is thicker, whisk again.
  4. Heat 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter in a pan over medium high heat until hot.
  5. Dip the bread sticks into the batter, do NOT soak them, and place in the pan to pan fry. Pan fry on each side for 5 minutes until it is crispy on the outside, then turn over and pan fry on the other side. If your pan can hold all the sticks, you can put them in all at once, or in two batches.
  6. Serve immediately topped with maple syrup, dusted with cinnamon and coconut cream.

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Recipe Notes

Coconut cream is made by placing a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, then opening, scooping off the liquid, and using the thick cream.


This Vegan French Toast is made with just 5 ingredients, is so deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and made in 30 minutes! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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24 comments

  1. It’s way too cold out now, but it does make it feel like Christmas! These french toast sticks look incredible, Jessica! I love how simple this is to whip up. I’ve never cooked with flax seed before, but now I’m intrigued. Pinned!

  2. Oh goodness I would love some of this. Can’t believe it is vegan! Pinned.

  3. This sounds delicious! I am not even vegan and I love almond milk ummm and coconut cream! I totally gave myself a stomach ache eating too much coconut cream!

  4. Do you know, Jessica, I have never made French toast at home? I’ve made what we call ‘eggy bread’ (sort of a British french toast) but not the real thing. I know, shocking!
    Love the look of this version with that beautifully thick coconut cream! (that little put it in the fridge trick is new to me – great idea!)

  5. This looks like the perfect french toast! I really can’t believe it’s egg free. Amazing!

  6. I usually can’t be bothered to spend a lot of time preparing breakfast, but this looks so quick and easy and delicious!! Love how guilt-free it is too!

  7. Ashley says:

    The weather here is completely nuts – it keeps flipping between freezing and then warm, sunny days. I wish it would make up it’s mind already!! haha

    Love the sound of the french toast! This is my favorite time of the year to enjoy special breakfasts!

  8. looks so good! I agree Jessica, it’s difficult to resist the smell of cinnamon!! Pinning this!

  9. I love french toast and I love this action shot.

  10. the tastiest (and healthiest) french toast I’ve evah seen!!!!

  11. Casey says:

    I’m not sure about needing to “Eat 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter” in step 4 there! 😉 But this look DELICIOUS! I havnt had French toast since becoming vegan – gonna give this a try!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha oh dear! Looks like my secret it out! Thanks so much Casey, I really hope you enjoy it!

  12. I am SO in the mood for french toast after seeing this delicious post. Pinned!

  13. Tammy says:

    Guilt-free French toast??! Yes please!! 😀 😀

    Ooh a drizzle of that homemade eggnog would be fabulous with these 😉

    Have a wonderful holiday season, Jessica!

    xo

  14. Pierre Chiasson says:

    Just made some French cinnamon toast, and they were delicious! Nothing to add… this recipe is a keeper! One thing though, after having left the batter in the freezer for 15 minutes, there was no obvious thickening of the batter… I still used it to coat my bread sticks and the result was delicious… However, should the batter have been noticeably thicker after having been put in the freezer for 15 minutes?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Pierre,

      I can’t believe I missed your comment! The batter shouldn’t have been noticeably thicker, but the flax seed would’ve made it more gummy. I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe and thanks for the feedback!! 🙂

  15. Kimberly Moore says:

    Oh Jessica, Jessica, Jessica. You know those tests that determine whether you think more like a man or a woman? I always get like 75-80% man, and I never understood why. I know why now. I don’t read instructions!!! I saw this recipe and read step one, and I just started winging it. BAD IDEA! I wound up with french toast mush. You know why right? Yep, I soaked the bread. Hahahaha! Well, after I read your beautiful and detailed instructions, I tried it again. DELISH! Love this recipe. Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Kimberly – your comment made me really laugh out loud!! Hahaha. I’m so glad it ended up great in the end and thank you for that story!! You’re more than welcome. 😀

  16. Megan says:

    I’ve missed french toast SO much since going vegan but this looks absolutely divine! Pinning to try soon!

  17. Fox says:

    Everything done by the recipe and unfortunately cooking on high heat didn’t work for me, even with a good amount of vegan butter. I cranked down the heat to medium-low though and they turned out perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Fox,

      So glad to hear that the recipe turned out perfect for you! You’re so welcome, and thanks so much for your comment and feedback!

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