This classic Eggless French Toast recipe is our go-to foundation for all the inspired versions you’ll find on our site. Made without eggs or dairy, our easy, vegan and gluten-free French toast trades the traditional egg and milk batter for a lighter, plant-based soaking mixture that gives you all the soft and warm on the inside and golden on the outside goodness you crave. As versatile as can be, our Eggless French Toast recipe works with any of your favourite Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free loaves, from soft White Wide Slice, to crunchy Seeds & Grains, and everything in between. Use it to make new and inventive stuffed French toasts like our ever-popular Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast, or turn it into finger-friendly French toast sticks or festive French toast skewers kids will love.
Whatever bread you choose, whatever you top it with, we’re sure of one thing—whatever you make will turn out great!
Make the soaking mixture. Combine your plant-based milk, ground chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Set aside and allow the mix to thicken slightly for 5 minutes.
Working with one slice at a time, dip both sides of the bread into the soaking mixture and place in a pre-heated non-stick pan greased with non-dairy butter to medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown on one side, flip and continue cooking until the second side is golden as well. Repeat with the remaining slices. To keep cooked French toast slices warm and crisp while you cook the remaining slices, transfer them to a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet in the oven set to warm. (Do not cover—escaping steam can make them soggy).
Garnish with your favourite French toast toppings. Try fresh sliced berries or fruit compote with a generous dollop of coconut whip. Or keep it classic with a pat of vegan buttery spread, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a light dusting of icing sugar. Tag us on Instagram to share your creations!
share & enjoy!
Live on your own or only need French toast for two? Make a batch and freeze the rest to enjoy French toast for one—without all the effort—any day of the week. Just pop a frozen slice into your toaster or toaster oven on the light setting so it doesn’t get too crispy. (You may need two rounds, depending on your toaster). To freeze, lay your slices on a cookie sheet and freeze before packaging them for storage. That way the slices won’t freeze together.