This easy vegan french toast calls for only 5 ingredients! And it’s still crispy, sweet and golden-brown. Perfect for Sunday brunch, or my favorite – breakfast for dinner!
Ever have one of those days where you’re like I wonder if I could pull that off?
You know, like a pixie cut, or aviators, or yoga pants with elephants on them, or making vegan french toast?
Yeah, it’s kind of weird, but I like to challenge myself in the kitchen to see what recipe makeovers and variations I can actually pull off.
Vegan french toast I wasn’t so sure about. I love regular french toast and was a little worried about ruining an already good thing we had going. Curiosity overruled my skepticism though and before I knew it, I was busting out the flaxseed.
I tried making the batter two different ways – one where I added all the ingredients together (including the flax) and the other where I made a “flaxseed egg” separately and let it sit in the fridge before adding it to the batter. The “flaxseed egg” version may have been a smidgen thicker but honestly, I don’t think it made much of a difference.
I was actually pleasantly surprised with how the french toast turned out. It was crispy, sweet, and delicious. I personally missed that “eggy” flavor though and am wondering how adding a little nutritional yeast to the batter would play out in mimicking that flavor (I would have tried it but ran out after making vegan mac n’ cheese last week).Print
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 loaf day-old bread, sliced
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Optional: maple syrup for topping
- In a wide-rimmed bowl, add coconut milk, flaxseed, vanilla, and cinnamon, whisk, and let set.
- Heat coconut oil on a griddle over medium-low heat.
- One side at a time, dip slices of bread into the batter, leaving no spots untouched.
- Transfer slices to the griddle and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown.
- Optional: Drizzle french toast with maple syrup.
I usually add 1/2 the amount of cinnamon at first and once the batter is about half way gone, I add the rest so that each slice of french toast is equally cinnamoned (new word).
I totally did a BFD (breakfast for dinner) move on Friday night and had this french toast and smeared peanut butter on top. YUMMM. Is anyone else a BFD fan??
Whadya think? Ever tried vegan french toast? Or BFD?
And if you’re hungry for more breakfast inspiration, check out this Vegan Banana French Toast in a Mug and my Pinterest board: Breakfast Bites!
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