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Plate piled high with slices of our Vegan French Toast Recipe
4.54 from 110 votes

Basic Vegan French Toast

1-bowl, 30-minute vegan french toast made with wholesome, natural ingredients like almond milk, cinnamon and chia seeds.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings: 5 (slices)
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping Tbsp chia seeds (whole or ground into a fine meal so they're undetectable)
  • 1/2 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (or sub honey if not vegan)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 slices bread (it's important to use a sturdy, rustic bread or it can turn out soggy/soft)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except the bread in a large, shallow bowl. Place in the fridge to activate for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat griddle to medium heat (~350 degrees F / 176 C) and grease with 1 Tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil.

  3. Dip each slice of bread in the batter for about 20 seconds on each side. If your bread is dry, leave it in a little longer. If you're using sandwich bread, it should only need 25-30 seconds total to soak.
  4. Place on griddle and cook until golden brown on the underside. Carefully flip and cook until the other side is golden brown as well - 3-4 minutes.
  5. Top with desired toppings: I went with coconut whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with 1 Tbsp coconut oilf or greasing, with the lesser amount of bread, and without toppings.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 5 slices)