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.
Watch the video below for how to make my vegan french toast!
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. If you’re looking for an “eggy” flavor, try adding a little black salt or nutritional yeast to the batter as we’ve had a few readers experiment with these ingredients with good results (see comments below)!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??Print
- 1 cup coconut milk beverage
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
- 1 teaspoon 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 for 5 minutes.
- 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 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown.
- Optional: Drizzle french toast with maple syrup.
Keywords: vegan, french toast
This recipe was retested, reshot and revamped to bring you the most delicious (and most beautiful) dish! The original post was published February 2015.
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 recipe.
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