Easy Vegan French Toast

Vegan French toast — a simple recipe that is perfect for lazy weekend mornings. 

Easy Vegan French Toast

This vegan French toast is easy like Sunday Saturday morning.

Slice, swirl, dunk and drop — those are the directions. It’s the kind of recipe that takes minimal effort or brain power yet reaps a sweet reward.

I came up with it this weekend on a whim.

Usually, weekends = waffles in our house. But on Friday, my husband brought home a loaf of my favorite naturally-leavened, organic whole-wheat sourdough bread from Clark Street Bakery in downtown LA, and I didn’t want a crumb to go to waste.

French toast — obvi — I thought as I stumbled bleary-eyed into the kitchen Saturday morning. Alas, I was out of a key ingredient: eggs.

No worries, flax to the rescue.

I quickly whisked together a few breakfast recipe essentials — ground flaxseed, banana, soy milk, almond extract (as I was also out of vanilla) — and let the chewy hunks of whole grains sop up the goodness.

Success.

Healthy Vegan French Toast

The beauty of this recipe was I didn’t even measure the ingredients yet they came together seamlessly.

Don’t worry, when I made it again Sunday (because if one day of vegan French toast is good, two days is better), I measured them out so I could be sure it would work when I shared it with you guys.

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Easy Vegan French Toast
 
Quick and easy vegan french toast, naturally sweetened with bananas and almond extract.
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Recipe type: breakfast, vegan, french toast
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond, soy or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract (or vanilla, maple, etc.)
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4-6 slices whole grain bread (can sub gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Optional Toppings
  • maple syrup
  • peanut butter
  • hemp seeds
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine flax and water. Let sit for about 3 minutes.
  2. In a medium, shallow bowl, mash banana.
  3. Add flax mixture, milk, extract, cinnamon, whisk together.
  4. Dunk bread and thoroughly coat with mixture.
  5. Warm coconut oil in a large skillet.
  6. Cook toast for about 3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Add toppings and serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. I love using flax as an egg substitute in baking and I’ve always wanted to try it for french toast. These looks AMAZING! And peanut butter, banana and maple syrup are the BEST toppings!
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  2. OH my gosh, Whitney- this looks to die for! I want to move to LA so you can make me breakfast :D.

  3. Epic egg sandwiches are my favorite weekend meal but I could totally go for some french toast!

  4. I’m a sucker for a good fritatta or a stack of delicious pancakes on the weekend!! I sway between wanting sweet/ savoury, but these look amazing!! Need to try next weekend!!!
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  5. I’m such a fan of french toast! This looks so scrumptuous!!
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  6. My favorite weekend brunch is a poached egg with has. So so good! This does look awesome. Gonna try it out!

  7. This looks so delicious… better than regular French Toast!

  8. I love this recipe! It looks so good– I always top everything with bananas!
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  9. Jezuz! Amazing – and I have almost all of those things lying about already. Weekend plans complete. I actually found your blog because I was looking for a sauce to make with my new black bean pasta (which I’m now even more excited about).

    Btw if you’re on FB – would love for you to join our group of food lovers. It’s called Good Eats and you can check us out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats/

    I reckon they’d LURVE this recipe. 🙂

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