This easy to make egg free french toast recipe is so delicious and takes hardly any time to whip up! Growing up we would have french toast, or eggy bread, a lot on weekends so eating it as a vegan feels a little nostalgic!
I originally had a recipe for a vegan french toast that used a combination of plant milk and maple syrup as the wash, however, it was missing that extra fried layer that you get from the egg. After experimenting with a few things I tried adding a flax egg and it worked a treat! The toast goes lovely and crispy on the outside while still being soft and fluffy on the inside!
I have experimented with a few different types of bread for this recipe and I have noticed that this is best when used on white bread. I found that when I tried this recipe using brown or seeded I was left with a slightly bitter aftertaste so I would not recommend using anything but white. I have noted in the ingredients to use gluten free and vegan bread, however, just use whatever you need according to your dietary requirements.
Ensure your coconut oil has melted before adding the bread otherwise you won’t get that crispy exterior. When you are adding the liquid onto the bread you will need to ensure it is covered, without adding too much and drenching the toast. Completely coating the bread in the mixture will result in it not crisping up properly in the pan and being soggy in the middle, which we certainly do not want. I recommend using a pastry brush or something similar to gently dab the mixture on.
I add maple syrup to the mixture which means you will need to flip the bread over regularly to avoid burning it. I flip it every minute or so and cook it on a low to moderate heat. This coating works perfectly if you want a sweet breakfast with additional maple syrup and fruit on top. However, if you wanted to try a savoury version of this vegan french toast you could simply omit the maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla and add a little bit of salt and pepper to the mixture instead. You might also want to check the plant milk you use is not sweetened!
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