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Vegan French Toast

Updated September 9, 2022
Brunch in style with this vegan french toast! A healthier reinvention of the classic sweet breakfast, made with no eggs or dairy!
Total Time 10 mins
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French toast being dug into with a fork

French toast is one of those things which seems impossible to make vegan. Can you get still have that eggy texture? Can you make French toast without using dairy products?

Spoiler alert: you CAN.

My vegan French toast is the perfect sweet and healthy breakfast. Meaning it is totally acceptable to enjoy every day of the week!

how to make vegan French toast

The main ingredient we are replacing in this recipe is eggs (which are not vegan). To recreate that thick eggy texture to our French toast batter, we are using ground flax seeds.

We’ll mix together ground flaxseeds with dairy-free milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, to form a tasty French toast batter. Then we’ll dunk in some bread and fry until golden and crisp!

vegan French toast topped with blueberries and hazlenuts

French toast topping ideas:

The best thing about French toast – all the tasty toppings! Here’s a few ways to top your French toast:

  1. Keep it classic with a little maple syrup and vegan butter.
  2. Serve with fresh berries, jam, and yogurt.
  3. Caramelise some bananas and serve with homemade pistachio almond butter – swoon!
  4. For the serious chocoholics: drizzle with melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of cacao nibs. And some brownie hunks on top, because why not?
maple syrup being poured onto French toast


Can I make this recipe using any milk?

Yes! Any plant-based milk will work well in this recipe, with the exception of canned coconut milk.

Can I prepare French toast ahead of time?

French toast is best prepared and enjoyed immediately.

Can I make naturally-sweetened French toast?

Yes, simply swap the granulated sugar for coconut or date sugar. And don’t forget to serve with maple syrup!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, please leave a rating + review below and share your photos on Instagram tagging #shivanilovesfood!

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French toast being dug into with a fork
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Vegan French Toast Recipe

Brunch in style with this vegan french toast! A healthier reinvention of the classic sweet breakfast, made with no eggs or dairy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Shivani Raja


  • 1 slice Bread I like sourdough
  • 1/4 cup/ 50 ml Dairy-Free Milk of choice
  • ½ tsp Ground Flax Seeds or chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar can sub date or coconut sugar


  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the dairy-free milk, flax/ chia seeds, cinnamon, and sugar.
  • Leave the batter for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Add the slice of 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.
  • Enjoy hot with your favourite toppings!

Shivani’s Tips

  • Best enjoyed immediately. 


Serves 1
Calories: 234 kcal | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 441mg | Carbohydrates: 44g | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 7.6g | Protein: 9.4g 

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