Easy Vegan French Toast

BY : PUBLISHED : July 19th, 2022 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

Vegan french toast makes an easy weekend brunch or breakfast that everyone will love. It's so easy to make this 15-minute french toast without egg by making a few easy swaps.

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completed Vegan French Toast plated with fruits on a white plate

French toast is one of those breakfast or brunch foods that I usually save for the weekends when there's more time to spend making breakfast. For a special weekend brunch add some fresh fruit or this yummy blueberry maple syrup and vegan sausage patties.

If you love eggless french toast and need some sweet breakfast inspiration? Check out this Brazilian French toast with bananas and these spinach banana pancakes to take your weekend breakfast up a notch!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Weekend treat: French toast is a weekend brunch and breakfast everyone loves.
  • Make ahead: Cook a double or triple batch and store to reheat for a quick weekday breakfast.
  • Simple ingredients: No surprises here - this french toast without egg uses easy-to-find ingredients.

Ingredients in French Toast Without Egg

This easy vegan french toast uses simple, plant-based ingredients with excellent results.

ingredients for Vegan French Toast measured out against a white background
  • Ground flax seed: The egg substitute in this best french toast recipe.
  • Plant-based milk: Any type of plant milk works in french toast batter but I really enjoy the natural sweetness found in coconut milk or the nutty flavor of almond milk.
  • Agave or maple syrup: Just a touch of sweetness added to the dipping mixture for the bread.
  • Vanilla extract and cinnamon: Makes french toast without egg taste even better. 
  • Bread: Essential to making any type of french toast. You can also use gluten-free if desired!
  • Vegan butter: The best choice for cooking french toast.
  • Powdered sugar and fresh fruit: Optional but great for serving on top of this simple vegan french toast.

How To Make Vegan French Toast

  • 1) Combine the ground flax, plant-based milk, agave or maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl and whisk until combined.
  • 2) Dip each piece of bread on both sides in the batter. Then place immediately in a hot skillet with a little vegan butter.
  • 3) Cook on both sides until nice and golden brown.
  • 4) Serve it up with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, berries, or cut fresh fruit, jam, or maple syrup.

Expert Tips 

  • Preheat the pan. A hot pan makes for crisper edges.
  • Add some toppings. Jam, maple syrup, coconut whipped cream, powdered sugar, vegan caramel sauce, fresh fruit, and vegan chocolate sauce are all some ideas!
  • Enjoy on weekdays too. Follow the instructions to prep ahead so you can enjoy french toast on busy weekdays too!
  • Use day-old bread. Which doesn't get mushy and soft when battered and cooked.

FAQs

Can you make french toast without egg?

Yes, but you will need to replace the egg with another ingredient that will function the same. In french toast, egg creates the batter coating the outside of french toast. In this recipe, flax meal functions as an egg. When it is added to the liquid the flax releases a gel creating a texture much like egg. Chia seeds also work the same way and can be a substitute.

What bread is best for french toast?

Any type of bread works but depending on the type the end results may be different. When making french toast, you can choose a whole wheat loaf for more fiber or a simple french bread. Also, simple sandwich bread works well too in a pinch but is thinner and cooks up crisper. For best results, a thicker slice works best and day-old bread cooks up better than fresh bread which may be too soft for french toast.

completed Vegan French Toast plated with fruits on a white plate

What to Serve with French Toast

Here are some of my favorite ways of serving french toast with flax egg including drinks, toppings, and sides!

Storage

Whether you have leftovers or make french toast ahead of time, here’s how to store it for the best results.

  • Refrigerator: Allow the cooked eggless toast to fully cool and then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. Store in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Freezer: Store in the same manner and then in the freezer for up to three months.
  • Reheat: Lay thawed or frozen cooked french toast on a baking tray and heat in a 350° F oven for 8-10 minutes (thawed) or 10-12 minutes (frozen) or until heated through. Flip over after cooking for five minutes. You can also heat it in an air fryer or microwave.

More Weekend Breakfast Recipes

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completed Vegan French Toast plated with fruits on a white plate

Easy Vegan French Toast

Stephanie Lundstrom
Vegan french toast makes an easy weekend brunch or breakfast that everyone will love. It's so easy to make french toast without egg by making a few easy swaps.
5 from 42 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 152 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons of ground flax seed
  • ¾ cup of plant-based milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of agave or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 slices of bread cut in half
  • Vegan butter for cooking
  • Powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
  • Fruit for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Mix together flax, plant-based milk, agave or maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl large enough to lay the bread in.
  • Coat bread on both sides with the batter then cook in a hot vegan buttered pan. Cook on both sides until nice and golden brown.
  • Top with powdered sugar, fruit, maple syrup, etc.

Notes

  • Preheat the pan. A hot pan makes for crisper edges.
  • Add some toppings. Jam, maple syrup, coconut whipped cream, powdered sugar, vegan caramel sauce, fresh fruit, and vegan chocolate sauce are all some ideas!
  • Enjoy on weekdays too. Follow the instructions to prep ahead so you can enjoy french toast on busy weekdays too!

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 409mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Gina H. says

    5 stars
    I haven't had french toast in years and I thought I'd never be able to have it after becoming vegan. So excited for this recipe!

    • Andrea White says

      Gotta love veganized classics!

  2. Janaye says

    5 stars
    Delicious! Love a good homemade French toast

    • Andrea White says

      Same! Such a fun and tasty breakfast idea!

  3. Teodora says

    5 stars
    Yum! My favorite weekend breakfast!

    • Andrea White says

      Same! So easy and so delicious!

  4. Michelle says

    5 stars
    I can't believe I used to think I'd never have this again! So perfect, like I remember from my childhood!

    • Andrea White says

      Such nostalgia! Now you can always enjoy french toast!

  5. Katie says

    5 stars
    Perfect vegan french toast! Can't wait to make this again this weekend for Sunday brunch!

    • Andrea White says

      Hope it's a hit at brunch too!

  6. Crystal says

    5 stars
    I'm loving this vegan french toast! Thanks!

    • Andrea White says

      It's a yummy one!

  7. Jess says

    5 stars
    This is perfect for brunch at home!

    • Andrea White says

      Agreed! Simple with a slightly fancy touch!

  8. Stephanie says

    5 stars
    I’m so happy to share your vegan French toast on my Pinterest. I like my viewers to have choice of different ways to make different foods. Thank you for sharing.

    • Andrea White says

      Hope they all enjoy it! It's a good one!

  9. nancy says

    5 stars
    perfect for sunday brunch!

    • Andrea White says

      It'll definitely be a great hit for brunch!

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