This vegan French Toast is easy, delicious, and exactly like you remember it! JUST Egg is whisked together with basic ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh grated nutmeg, then fried to golden brown perfection. No one will be able to tell these are eggless, dairy free, and completely plant-based. Serve with traditional vegan butter and syrup, or top it with fresh fruit or sauteed apples!
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One of my favorite breakfasts to make has always been French toast, but I’ll never order it when I’m out.
Depending on who’s making it, you might get served soggy, eggy bread that’s barely cooked and really gross. Been down that road too many times. I like to believe I make really good French toast. And I think Brittany would agree.
Back when we first got together and B was still vegetarian I used to make her my French toast. The first time she tried it, she fell in love with it immediately! When we both went vegan, we knew that we had to make a vegan version.
And it was such a simple change. Simply whisk JUST Egg plant-based egg replacement with some vanilla and cinnamon, grab your bread, and you’re ready to get cooking. This recipe is that simple and absolutely mouth-watering.
B fell in love all over again with this JUST Egg French toast recipe on her very first bite. I hope you do too!
Why is this the best vegan French toast?
- It’s not overly eggy or soggy like you sometimes get out.
- This recipe tastes just like “regular french toast”
- It seems so fancy, nobody would guess it is so easy to make.
- They freeze so well and reheat so easily for a quick and easy breakfast on the go!
Ingredients in Easy Vegan French Toast
You’ll need 5 simple ingredients to make this easy and eggless French toast recipe, starting with 8 slices of your favorite sandwich bread. We like to use wheat bread!
For the vegan French toast batter, you’ll need:
- JUST Egg – this helps make the perfect vegan French toast
- Vanilla extract – I always tell people to treat themselves and go for the good stuff. You’re worth it, and there is a definite difference in quality of flavor.
- Cinnamon – this adds a wonderful addition and depth of flavor
- Fresh grated nutmeg – optional, but it complements the cinnamon perfectly
Egg Substitute for French Toast
We love to use the plant based egg replacement from JUST Egg for our French toast. We also love it in our cookies, cakes, quiches, and casseroles! LOL!
Seriously, this liquid vegan egg substitution is the perfect base for this French toast recipe. It’s easily measured, pourable, and reacts just like eggs. For more about JUST Egg and how to use it, visit our review post here.
Substitution Options for This Delicious French Toast Recipe
If you don’t have or can’t tolerate one of the above ingredients, here are our best substitution tips. Remember: Substituting any of the ingredients may lead to a difference in the final product that is not always a positive one. Let us know in the comments if you try any subs and how they work out for you!
For the JUST Egg: There are similar liquid egg replacement products on the market. Check your local grocery stores for availability. You can also try some chickpea flour and water seasoned with a little of our scramble spice, but we haven’t tried that yet.
For the vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is the go-to for French toast recipes, but almond extract adds a great flavor as well. As it has a stronger flavor, I’d suggest starting with half the amount suggested for vanilla and add sparingly from there.
For the sandwich bread: You can use slightly stale vegan brioche bread or challah to replace the bread. Italian bread and French bread also work. You could also use a vegan “Texas Toast” style bread for French toast with thick slices of bread. The type of bread you use is important. You want a kind of bread dense enough that the bread pieces can hold up to soaking in the egg mixture and not fall apart to mush.
Gluten Free Vegan French Toast: For GF French toast, simply sub your favorite gluten-free bread.
How to Make Vegan French Toast (with wheat bread)
You won’t believe how easy it is to make delicious, traditional French toast vegan!
Step 1: Make the vegan French toast batter.
Step 2: Dredge and cook
Heat your pan or flat top grill over medium heat and add a little vegan butter or nonstick spray.
Then, dredge each slice of bread in the wet mixture and place the piece of bread on the hot frying pan or skillet.
Cook for 2-2.5 minutes Then, flip and cook for another 2-2.5 minutes until golden brown on each side.
Repeat this process until the egg mixture is all used.
How to Avoid Soggy French Toast
To avoid soggy French toast, you want to make sure you don’t dredge the bread for too long. You just want a nice coating of the egg mixture. Nothing too much.
The bread should still have a solid density to it when you are transferring it from the egg mixture to the frying surface. If the bread is falling apart or breaking up in your hands, it is definitely too wet.
How to Serve This Easy Vegan French Toast Recipe
We love serving this classic French toast with the traditional syrup and vegan butter or a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but there is no limit to how you can serve it!
More Serving Ideas:
- Make stuffed vegan French toast using our tofu ricotta or vegan cream cheese and sliced fresh strawberries or other fresh berries
- Roll them around some vegan breakfast sausage links and dip them in syrup
- Serve them simply with some vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup next to some vegan sausage patties
How to Store Leftover French Toast
This recipe for vegan French toast makes about 4 servings (2 toasts per serving). Storing any leftover French toast is so, so easy. Actually having leftover French toast will probably prove to be more difficult.
You can store them in the fridge for 3-4 days, but I actually think the best way is to freeze them.
How to Freeze French Toast
Allow any leftovers to cool completely, then store in a freezer safe bag. I like to cut some squares of parchment paper to place between each slice so they don’t stick together. Store properly, they’ll be good for up to 2 months.
How to Reheat French Toast
Slices of refrigerated or frozen French toast can be simply reheated in your toaster! Don’t forget to press the “frozen” button if your toaster has that option.
Homemade French Toast FAQ
We’re going to attempt to answer some of your most frequently asked questions here in this section. If there is anything we haven’t covered, or if you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comment section below the recipe card.
Vegan French toast is made of bread, a liquid egg replacement (we like JUST Egg), cinnamon, and nutmeg. The addition of plant-based milk to thin it out a little is optional.
We like to use JUST Egg as the substitute for eggs in our French toast. I’ve also read you can also use vegan heavy whipping cream or plant based milk and cornstarch to achieve the same results, but we have not tried that.
We actually don’t use milk in our egg mix. But you can sub a little vegan heavy cream for a richer French toast, or just omit it.
Yes, you can make French toast with sourdough bread. It’s actually quite delicious.
French toast will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator when stored properly.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this!
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Bon appetit, my friends!
- 1 (12-oz.) bottle JUST Egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
- 8 slices sandwich bread
- In a shallow bowl or pie dish, whisk together the Just Egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Heat your pan or flat top grill over medium heat,
- Add a little vegan butter or nonstick spray
- Dredge each piece of bread in the egg mixture and place the bread on the hot pan
- Cook for 2-2.5 minutes
- Flip and cook for another 2-2.5 minutes until golden brown on each side
- Repeat until the egg mixture is all used.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not always be accurate.