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How to Make French Toast Without Eggs

How to make french toast without eggs

French toast is one of the most popular dishes when it comes to breakfast because it is undeniably tasty and incredibly easy to prepare. The batter of French toast usually includes eggs but it’s not actually necessary to use them.

If you have egg allergies or simply don’t like eggs but love French toast then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because, in this article, we’ll discuss how to make French toast without eggs. This vegan french toast recipe is truly a game-changer for people who can’t or don’t like to eat eggs.

It’ll allow you to whip up French toast with simple and fresh ingredients in less than 30 minutes for your next casual brunch or busy morning. In fact, you can make this recipe for any meal of the day. The possibilities with a recipe this good are truly endless.

How to Make French Toast Without Eggs

Before getting into the recipe, let’s first discuss some tips for making delicious French toast without eggs. Whether you’re looking for a new recipe or already have a tried and true one, consider following the tips listed below to elevate your eggless French toast.

1. It’s All About The Bread

We all know that French toast’s primary ingredient is bread. It might sound obvious, but the choice of bread can open new doors for a massive French toast upgrade and that’s why it’s worth noting.

Tried and true white or wheat bread always works but consider switching it up sometimes and try some new bread such as cinnamon raisin, banana, brioche, or even challah bread.

2. Use Thick Bread Slices

Consider using a slice of bread that is at least half of an inch thick. The more bread per slice, the better! Don’t forget to give each slice a hearty soaking because that will pack more batter and deliciousness into each slice.

3. Jazz Up Your French Toast Batter

There are so many different ways to jazz up your batter. You can not go wrong with adding some vanilla extract. Don’t forget to add cinnamon and keep in mind that a few shakes can go a long way.

As you won’t be using eggs, you will need some extra ingredients to mimic the eggy texture and flavor. We’ll be using nutritional yeast, black salt, and cornstarch.

Nutritional Yeast

nutritional yeast

Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast that comes in the form of a yellow powder or in flakes. You can find nutritional yeast from any food store. It has a strong flavor which is often described as creamy, cheesy, or nutty. It’s one of the most popular ingredients that vegans use in place of cheese.

When mixed with black salt, the nutritional yeast will provide your eggless French toast batter with a rich taste. It’s important to note that your French toast won’t taste or smell cheesy. On the inside, it will be fluffy and on the outside, it will be golden and lightly crispy, thanks to the added cornstarch.

Black Salt

black salt for eggless French toast

Black salt is also known as “Kala Namak” and despite being called black salt, it’s not black in color. It usually comes in a pinkish or purplish color and smells and tastes like boiled egg yolks because of its sulfur content. You can use it in a range of eggless or vegan recipes to mimic the egg flavor. We recommend you add a small quantity of black salt in your French toast batter just for eggy taste and not as a substitute for standard salt.

4. Cooking Your French Toast

We recommend cooking your French toast in a non-stick pan especially if you want to keep the cleanup to a minimum.

There are times when using a light cooking oil like grapeseed is appropriate but we don’t recommend you to do so while making French toast. Consider using butter that adds a rich and deep flavor and you can also use a combination of oil and butter to prevent smoking or burning. Cooking spray works great too.

5. Topping Your Slices

Pure maple syrup is most people’s go-to when it comes to French toast but don’t be afraid to experiment a bit. You can use a spoonful of apricot or cherry jam and a blob of cool ricotta. Honey butter is also delicious. The sky is honestly the limit when it comes to French toast toppings.

 

How to Make French Toast Without Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 bread slices with about 1-inch of thickness
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) milk: We used 2% but you can use whole or any non-dairy milk like almond milk or soy milk
  • 1/3 cup (50 grams) cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black salt
  • 3 tablespoons (36 grams) of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons (56 to 84 grams) of unsalted butter

Optional

  • Fresh fruit for serving
  • Pure maple syrup for serving
  • Confectioner’s or powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

Step 1: Make the Batter

Use a shallow baking dish to mix the milk, vanilla extract, nutritional yeast, black salt, sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch to create the batter. Make sure that the cornstarch is well-mixed otherwise, it’ll settle on the bottom.

Step 2: Dip the Bread

After making the batter, dip the bread in it. Don’t forget to turn the slice in order to coat both sides evenly.

Step 3: Fry the Bread

Heat two tablespoons of butter (or use cooking spray if you prefer) in your non-stick pan over medium temperature and fry the bread slices that you dipped in the batter until they get golden brown color. Make sure you set your pan on medium heat and let it warm before placing a slice. Each side takes about 3 to 4 minutes to cook.

Step 4: Add French Toast Toppings

A close look at various maple syrups on display in a store.

Once you have transferred your French toast to a plate, top them with optional toppings such as maple syrup and butter and/or dust with confectioners or powdered sugar. Peaches, strawberries, and blueberries also work great. You can switch these optional topping ingredients up each time you make this delicious recipe.

Step 5: Bon Appetit

Now you are set and ready to enjoy your French toast without eggs. While eating, you’ll notice that these eggless French toast taste similar to the traditional ones if you have eaten them before. It means that no one will even notice that the batter you used didn’t have eggs.

How to Make French Toast Without Eggs

Ingredients
  

  • 6 bread slices with about 1-inch of thickness
  • 1 cup 240 milliliters milk: We used 2% but you can use whole or any non-dairy milk like almond milk or soy milk
  • 1/3 cup 50 grams cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black salt
  • 3 tablespoons 36 grams of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons 56 to 84 grams of unsalted butter
  • Optional
  • Fresh fruit for serving
  • Pure maple syrup for serving
  • Confectioner’s or powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Make the Batter: Use a shallow baking dish to mix the milk, vanilla extract, nutritional yeast, black salt, sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch to create the batter. Make sure that the cornstarch is well-mixed otherwise, it’ll settle on the bottom.
  • Dip the Bread: After making the batter, dip the bread in it. Don’t forget to turn the slice in order to coat both sides evenly.
  • Fry the Bread: Heat two tablespoons of butter (or use cooking spray if you prefer) in your non-stick pan over medium temperature and fry the bread slices that you dipped in the batter until they get golden brown color. Make sure you set your pan on medium heat and let it warm before placing a slice. Each side takes about 3 to 4 minutes to cook.
  • Add Toppings: Once you have transferred your French toast to a plate, top them with optional toppings such as maple syrup and butter and/or dust with confectioners or powdered sugar. Peaches, strawberries, and blueberries also work great. You can switch these optional topping ingredients up each time you make this delicious recipe.
  • Bon Appetit: Now you are set and ready to enjoy your French toast without eggs. While eating, you’ll notice that these eggless French toast taste similar to the traditional ones if you have eaten them before. It means that no one will even notice that the batter you used didn’t have eggs.

Keep Your French Toast Warm

If you need to make eggless French toast in a large batch, then you’ll need to keep them crisp and warm until you finishing cooking the entire batch. The best way to keep the French toast slides warm is to heat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and place a baking sheet with a wire rack inside. Now you can place your fried French toast on the wire rack to keep them warm until you are ready to eat.

Storing Your French Toast

You can also cook up a large batch of French toast and store them so you can eat them anytime during the week. Because there are no eggs used in this recipe, they can last a bit longer than the traditional French toast. After frying, you’ll need to let your French toast cool completely before storing them. Use aluminum foil to wrap them up.

You can store French toast in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or in your freezer for up to 2 months. It’s better to wrap each slice individually so that you can pull out the right number of French toast slices at any time.

Reheating

If you want to serve frozen or refrigerated French toast, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place a baking sheet with a wire rack inside. Place the stored French toast on the wire rack and bake them for about 10 to 15 minutes.

You can also use a microwave for a couple of minutes to reheat the French toast but they won’t be as crispy as they would if you reheat them in the oven.

Different Ingredients for Different French Toast Variations

Gluten-Free

If you want to make gluten-free French toast then consider using a “gluten-free” bread by substituting the regular one.

Vegan or Lactose-Free

You can use plant-based milk like coconut or almond and vegan butter to replace dairy products.

Chocolate

If you love chocolate then you can add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to your batter.

Gingerbread and/or Pumpkin

Try using gingerbread, pumpkin, or any sweet spice in addition to or instead of cinnamon.

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