Vegan French Toast

No eggs? No problem. This easy Vegan French Toast is delicious made with almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, nutritional yeast, and a little flour.

Vegan French Toast

The first year Jack and I were together, he was working in Austin while I was finishing college in Chicago. He’d come visit me nearly once a month. It feels like such long time ago now (11 years, yikes)… many of those early memories are fuzzy, but a few stand out.

Friday nights, I would take the blue line to the airport to “pick him up” and we’d ride back to the city together. I was always late, he was always mad (or madly in love, ha). 

Saturday mornings, we would head to the Pick Me Up Cafe where he would read The Onion in print (back then I think they only distributed it in Chicago), and I would eat vegan French toast. He’d read me funny headlines and I would ramble on about how this French toast couldn’t possibly be vegan. It was that good.

Vegan French Toast

This one is close, or maybe better. Even Jack was surprised it didn’t have eggs. I used vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk, millet flour, nutritional yeast, (which seems strange, but it gives it that eggy essence), cinnamon, nutmeg, and lots of maple syrup. I loved it with chewy ciabatta bread, but this vegan French toast would also be gluten-free if you sub in gluten-free bread.

Vegan French Toast

If you loved this vegan french toast recipe, try our vegan cinnamon rolls next!

Check out this post with 85 Best Vegan Recipes!

4.7 from 65 reviews

Vegan French Toast

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Make this vegan French toast gluten-free by using gluten-free bread and certified gluten-free flour.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2-3
  • 6 slices day-old ciabatta bread, sliced about ¾-inch thick*
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons millet flour (or spelt or whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast**
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • coconut oil, for the pan
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vegan butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, maple syrup, flour, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. Place the bread in a shallow dish (with sides) that holds all of the bread. Pour the mixture over the bread, then lift or flip the bread over to make sure both sides are evenly coated.
  3. Heat a drizzle of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the bread slices and cook for a few minutes per side, until golden brown.
  4. Serve with powdered sugar, a dab of vegan butter, maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
*It's very important that you get good sturdy bread. I used thick slices of ciabatta from the Whole Foods bakery. Please please do not use wimpy sandwich bread or your french toast will be soggy.

*nutritional yeast is not the same as baking yeast. Look for yellow nutritional yeast flakes in the bulk bins of your health food store.



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  1. Naomi

    I recently went vegan and this recipe is amazing!

  2. MaryEllen

    I just made your vegan french toast for breakfast this morning. Oh my goodness they are absolutely delicious!! We enjoyed every bite! Thank you

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  3. Donna

    Finally have found my go-to vegan French Toast recipe! French Toast was my favorite breakfast before going vegan over 3 years ago and this is the first recipe that I have found that I actually enjoy as much as the original! Thank you so much for posting! I do add some vanilla extract but I add it to just about every baking recipe I make!

  4. Tanya

    Followed the instructions exactly, and never have I ever had a recipe turn out so terrible. It was a complete mess to cook, never actually toasted and was just mush. And I tried to toast it to the point where my house raised a total of 4 degrees. Not the recipe I hoped for.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      So sorry you didn’t enjoy this one.

  5. angie

    this recipe give me good idea for breakfast I’m getting board with English muffin have morning. Thank you for this very good ideas

  6. DJ

    Love this recipe so much! It’s now my go to!! Thank you!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  7. This is the best vegan French toast recipe! I add a little black salt and it’s as good as I remember French toast being before being vegan! Better even… thanks so much for being such an inspiration!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Sophie, I’m so glad you loved it!

  8. Staci

    Thanks for the recipe! My 7 yo son said, “this is the best thing I have eaten all summer! You could open a restaurant with this.” Lol! 😆

  9. Haley

    I use regular bread instead of the suggested ciabatta and I didn’t see till the end that you are supposed to use thick bread it came out very soggy and inedible.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      You definitely need thick ciabatta bread (about 3/4 inch thick) like the recipe calls for. I think you’ll really like it with that type of bread.

    • Staci

      I also used a regular Texas toast bread, and it was soggy at first. A fix for this, is to then put it in the oven at 375* for 10-15 minutes. Firms up the texture. My kids loved it!

  10. Anu Shukla

    we love your skills,
    keep sharing!

  11. Tasia

    Recipe was spot on I usually see recipes that includes chia seeds but this was easy delicious and simple

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Tasia, I’m so glad you loved it!

  12. Eleina

    You are an angel for posting this recipe. I was looking for vegan breakfast ideas and found yours. I have made your recipe just with good bread, almond milk, maple syrup, nutritional yeast and a pinch of salt. It turned out amazing. My fussy son loves it. Don’t know how to thank you enough for the recipe idea.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Eleina, I’m so glad you both loved it!

  13. Kim

    If you are like me, gluten free and vegan. I can only get sandwich type bread. Pop your slices in the toaster first and get them nice and toasted. They hold up well then for making French toast. Also I highly recommend buying some kala namak known as black salt. It’s sulfur content makes eggless food taste just like egg, if you are trying to win over meat eaters.

  14. Ahi

    These are perfect! This comes from an egg lover….

  15. Maureen

    I forgot to mention that I used multigrain sourdough bread from Trader Joe’s and it was perfect!

  16. Maureen

    Just made this and it is sooo yummy! My 19 month old granddaughter and I are loving it! I topped with wild blueberries, a drizzle of real maple syrup, and I put a scoop of almond butter on the side to “dip” into. Oh my, so delicious! This is the only french toast recipe I’ll use from now on. It’s the only one I need! Looking forward to checking out more of your recipes. Thank you so much Jeanine! Have a wonderful day!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Maureen,

      Yay! I’m so glad you both loved it so much!

  17. Alexandra

    Wow! This was so delicious! I rarely ever post reviews but had to here because I’m so impressed.

    (I ran out of ciabatta bread halfway through and had to use normal white bread. The bread didn’t fall apart at all, but I did prefer it with ciabatta bread because the thick crust gives it a firm crunch.)

    Thanks for such a great recipe. I’m newly vegan and missing a lot of my old foods. To skeptical new vegans: this has completely fulfilled my craving for French toast!

  18. Mireille Patel

    This was delicious! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  19. Tiffini Ludwig

    Great recipe! I’ve been making these for years and dont know why I haven’t left a review until now! Everyone that I make these for are always blown away! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THESE ❤

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha ha, thank you for letting me know how much you’ve loved it!! ❤ ❤

  20. Ariana

    Why add the nutritional yeast……….

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      it adds a bit of “eggy” flavor that’s in traditional french toast

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