Best Vegan French Toast Recipe

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French toast is a classic breakfast dish enjoyed by many, but did you know you can make a delicious vegan version too? This vegan French toast recipe is not only dairy-free but also incredibly tasty, perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make this vegan French toast, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain plant milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ ripe banana (optional, for a custardy texture)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 slices thick bread (sourdough or French loaf work well)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter for cooking


  • Fresh berries or other fruit
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegan butter


Helpful Tools

To prepare this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Blender
  • Shallow bowl for batter
  • Non-stick pan

How To Make This Vegan French Toast Recipe

In a blender, combine plant milk, cornstarch, ground flax, baking powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the banana if desired. Blend until smooth.

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Pour the batter into a shallow bowl.

dipping toast into vegan french toast batter

Dip each slice of bread into the batter, allowing it to soak for about 10 seconds on each side.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add vegan butter.

Cook each slice of bread for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

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Butter the pan before adding each new slice of bread.

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Serve with your favorite toppings like fresh berries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup.

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Notes: Experiment with different types of bread for varied flavors. Dense bread works best for absorbing the batter.

Tips & Tricks

FAQs: Vegan French Toast

How can I make this gluten-free?

Use gluten-free bread and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You can prepare the batter in advance and cook the French toast when ready to serve.

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The Best Vegan French Toast

Indulge in a delightful vegan French toast made with plant-based ingredients. This dairy-free and egg-free recipe is perfect for a delicious breakfast or brunch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8 slices


  • 1 cup plain plant milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ ripe banana (optional, but gives it more of a delicious custardy vibe)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 slices nice quality thick bread (ie. sourdough, french loaf, homemade bread)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter for cooking


  • fresh berries or other fruit
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup
  • vegan butter


  • In a blender, add plant milk, cornstarch, flax, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, baking powder. (and the ½ banana if adding). Blend on high until ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour the blended batter into a shallow bowl.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the batter and allow to sit for about 10 seconds per side.
  • Pre-heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and lightly butter. Cook each piece of french toast for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned and crisp.
  • Butter the pan before adding each new slice of french toast to the pan.
  • Serve with your favourite toppings (mine are warm maple syrup, powdered sugar and strawberries) and enjoy!


I used my mother-in-laws homemade orange and lemon bread for this and it was out of this world! When I don’t have that, I like to use a thick and dense bread. 🙂
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Conclusion: Vegan French Toast

Now you have a delicious vegan French toast recipe to enjoy for breakfast or brunch. It’s simple to make, customizable with various toppings, and perfect for satisfying your cravings.

4 thoughts on “Best Vegan French Toast Recipe

  1. Jamie says:

    5 stars
    Wow this was so good made this yesterday and coming back to make it again. I used a sourdough bread and was very pleased.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      oh wow thank you SO much Jamie!! I’m so happy to hear you made it twice. that made my day!

  2. Chloe says:

    5 stars
    I used a coconut milk and added a nice subtle flavor profile. Great recipes here new subscriber from UK 🇬🇧

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you SO much for subscribing! I’m so happy you loved the recipe and yes thats so smart to use coconut milk with vegan french toast! Delicious 🙂

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