Brunch in style with this Vegan French Toast! A healthier reinvention of a classic sweet breakfast, made with chia seeds and dairy free milk.
Oh dear, I haven’t blogged in over a month. But don’t worry – I’m back, and that means more delicious recipes for you, and more yummy food tasting for me! I’m coming back in style with this epic vegan french toast: the perfect sweet, sticky and healthy breakfast. Meaning it is socially acceptable to eat this for breakfast 8 days a week.
So, how do you make French Toast without eggs or milk?
Use an alternative milk to replace the cow’s milk, and use chia seeds rather than eggs, to make the french toast batter thick and egg-like. In terms of alternative milk, you could use the classic soy, homemade almond milk, or my latest discovery: oat milk, which is so ridiculously creamy that I had to double check the carton said vegan after taking my first sip! Spoiler alert: it did. And following this epiphany, I had the most delicious iced lattes ever. Anyway, I digress. To summarise: alternative milks = perfect for this vegan french toast recipe.
But what makes vegan french toast egg-like? Well, I’m sure you are no stranger to the humble chia seed being featured around here (read: chia jam). This South-American seed is the ultimate egg-replacement in this recipe, as it allows the batter to become thick and creamy. And when has thick and creamy ever been a bad thing?
Combine with a few other plant-based ingredients like maca powder, and we have a french toast batter to trump all french toast batters. And we can make this batter in less than 3 minutes, with zero mess involved. Unless you are a clumsy person. Unfortunately I cannot take blame for that.
Let’s talk toppings (my favourite kind of talk):
I decided to top my vegan french toast with creamy coconut yoghurt, homemade chia jam, fresh berries, cinnamon and agave syrup. It was a super tasty combination, and here are three more topping variations:
- Keep it classic with a little maple syrup and vegan butter.
- Caramelise some bananas and serve with homemade pistachio almond butter – swoon!
- For the serious chocoholics: drizzle with melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of cacao nibs. And some brownie hunks on top, because why not?!
Do you have any more creative topping suggestions? I’d love to hear them! Feel free to leave me a comment down below.
The perfect breakfast for a slow morning.
Everyone loves a slow morning. You know, the kind of morning where you sleep in, enjoy a lazy breakfast in your pyjamas, and just…be. Moments like these deserve breakfasts which are both delicious and nutritious.
Spending time to enjoy the glory of life in the morning is something we are all guilty of not practising enough. That’s why I challenge you to wake up that extra 30 minutes earlier tomorrow, make some Vegan French Toast, listen to some music, and relish the tranquility of the morning. Bonus points if you also watch the sunrise.
If you like this recipe, you may also like:
- The best vegan pancakes
- Bakery style blueberry muffins
- Apple crumble muffins
- Orange and rose polenta cake
- Chia jam
VEGAN FRENCH TOAST
- 1 slice Bread
- 50 millilitres Soy Milk or any Plant-Based Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Chia Seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon optional
- 1/2 teaspoon Maca Powder optional
- 1 teaspoon Caster Sugar
- In a shallow dish, whisk together the milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, maca powder, and sugar. Leave for a few minutes until the chia seeds start to expand and the mixture thickens.
- Add the bread to the dish and allow it to soak up the liquid.
- Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat. Add the soaked bread to the pan and cook until crispy and golden, flipping occasionally.
- Serve hot with your favourite toppings!
- In terms of bread, I find white is best (this is the only time I ever think white bread is best ahaha)
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