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Dairy Free French Toast

This dairy-free french toast recipe makes a delicious breakfast, is a great way to use up stale bread, and can easily be made gluten-free. It’s so good, you won’t even know it’s dairy-free. 

When you have a dairy allergy, homemade French toast is the way to go since restaurants make their classic French toast with milk.

Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to make at home, and you can customize the toppings depending on what’s in season. Whether it’s raspberry compote10 minute blueberry chia jam, or fresh fruit, vegan butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

It’s also a great way to reduce unnecessary food waste by using up any leftover bread that’s a bit too stale to enjoy on its own.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand:

  • Eggs – a classic French toast ingredient, which helps give the crust a nice golden brown color. 
  • Unsweetened non-dairy milk – use whatever dairy-free milk you enjoy. I like using oat milk, but you can also use unsweetened almond milk, or soy milk.
  • Ground cinnamon – adds extra flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – adds flavor and helps minimize the eggy flavor. 
  • Bread slices – you can use any type: sourdough bread, french bread, white bread, or your favorite gluten-free bread. Because gluten-free bread is often much smaller than glutinous bread, you can get away with using a couple more slices.

How to Make Dairy Free French Toast

Step 1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. 

Step 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, plant-based milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Step 3. Dredge each piece of bread into the egg mixture until each piece is thoroughly soaked.

Step 4. Once the pan is hot, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil or vegan butter and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.

Step 5. Cook each piece until the bread is golden brown and crispy on both sides.

Step 6. Enjoy with fruit and maple syrup.

How to Store

While you can store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days, it tastes best the day you make it.

Helpful Tip

For best results, use stale bread or day-old bread over fresh bread, and choose thick bread over thin slices. If the bread is too fresh and thinly sliced, it can fall apart in the egg mixture.

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Dairy Free French Toast

5 from 2 votes
A plate with a stack of dairy free french toast with a pat of vegan butter and sauteed cinnamon diced apples.
This dairy-free french toast recipe makes a delicious breakfast, is a great way to use up stale bread, and can easily be made gluten-free. It's so good, you won't even know it's dairy-free. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Serving Size 2

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large eggs
  • cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices bread of choice 5-6 pieces gluten-free bread if it's smaller

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, plant-based milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Dredge each piece of bread into the egg mixture until each piece is thoroughly soaked.
  • Once the pan is hot, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil or vegan butter and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook each piece until the bread is golden brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Enjoy with fruit and maple syrup.
5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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