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Easy Vegan French Toast

Weekends are for relaxing vegan breakfast. This easy vegan french toast recipe is made from simple ingredients and is easy for anyone to make. Even the kids can make this vegan french toast. Skillet and air-fryer options are provided.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 44kcal

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 6 pieces oil-free vegan bread of choice
  • 1 ½ cups plant milk of choice I used oat milk
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Garnish (optional)

  • Maple or date syrup
  • Freish fruit

Instructions

French Toast Dipping Mixture

  • In a large shallow bowl, whisk together plant milk, flaxseed meal, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Cover and place the flaxseed meal in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to absorb the plant mil and thicken.

  • Choose the cooking method preferredStovetop cooking
  • Lightly dip each side of the bread in the plant milk mixture; do not soak or leave bread sitting in the mixture.
  • Only dip one piece at a time.
  • Shake off any excess batter from the bread plant milk mixture; do not soak or leave bread sitting in the mixture.
  • The trick to cooking in a nonstick pan without sticking is a water spray bottle and a hot pan.
  • Another suggestion is to cook low and slow.
  • Once the pan heats up, spray lightly with water, and then add the dipped bread.
  • Keep the temperature low, and do not flip the french toast until one side is browned. 
  • Then, flip the bread over and continue until all the pieces are cooked.
  • To keep the french toast warm, place it on a baking sheet and put it in a 275-degree oven until all the pieces are cooking. 

Air Fryer cooking

  • Lightly dip each side of the bread in the plant milk mixture; do not soak or leave bread sitting in the mixture.
  • Only dip one piece at a time.
  • Shake off any excess batter from the bread plant milk mixture; do not soak or leave bread sitting in the mixture.
  • Be sure to cook french toast in a single layer; do not overlap pieces.
  • Cook at 320 degrees for 3 minutes; then, flip over and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Remember, after the first piece, check the air-fryer for 2 minutes because the air-fryer gets up to temperature quickly after cooking the first few pieces. 
  • To keep the french toast warm, place it on a baking sheet and put it in a 275-degree oven until all the pieces are cooking. 

Serving

Notes

TIPS

  • Because the flaxseed meal needs to soak into the plant milk mixture, I suggest whisking the ingredients together and placing the mixture covered in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes. Then, when it's time to make the french toast, whisk again before dipping the bread. 
  • Unlike traditional french toast, do not soak the bread for an extended time. Vegan french toast with flaxseed meal cooks quickly, so allowing the bread to soak produces soggy french toast in the center of the bread. 
  • Instead, dip both sides of each piece of bread quickly before placing them in the pan to cook.  Again, do not leave bread soaking in the mixture while the other pieces cook. 

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.3mg