French toast? Ooh la la.
This fancy little breakfast food is an absolute classic, and for good reason. It’s crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and sugary allll over. Unfortunately, though, all that goodness comes dripping in egg and dairy milk.
Well, not anymore.
Veganising french toast is super duper easy, and my fuss-free recipe for the classic dish uses just six simple ingredients. Let’s dive in.
Vegan French Toast
Ingredients (serves 2)
Your favourite bread – 3 slices
Any plant milk (I use oat milk) – ½ cup
Gram flour (chickpea flour) – ¼ cup
Golden syrup (or agave, maple or date syrup) – 1 tsp.
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
Castor sugar – ¼ cup
Sunflower or vegetable oil for frying
- In a wide bowl, whisk together your milk, gram flour, syrup and vanilla essence until smooth with no lumps.
- Choose your bread. I use seeded wholemeal, as I like the contrasting texture of the seeds, but white bread works well too. Dip your chosen slice into the bowl, allowing the bread to soak up the mixture for about 10 seconds on either side.
- Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with a generous glug of oil. You can use a low-cal spray if you’d like, but you’ll have to be very careful not to burn your toast.
- Once the oil is hot, add your coated bread to the pan. Fry for about a minute on either side. You can then keep turning your toast over until it’s as crispy as you’d like – just watch that it doesn’t catch and burn!
- While the toast it cooking, pour your castor sugar out onto a plate. As soon as you remove your toast from the pan, place it into the sugar to coat. You can then slice each slice into two, leaving three triangular pieces per person!
- Serve your french toast immediately to enjoy it warm! Eat as simply as that, possibly with an extra drizzle of syrup, or serve up with extra toppings. My favourites include banana, peanut butter and chocolate sauce – I’ve been indulging lately by piling on all three!
So that’s it! My apologies for revealing to you how easy it is to make this absolute beauty of a vegan breakfast – now your January diet is toast! Okay, I’ll see myself out…