Vegan French Toast. No Yolk!


We all know that part of the fun of cooking is being creative – substituting ingredients in your favourite recipes, improving on the original, or in some cases creating a whole new dish in the process. However, sometimes you need to substitute out of sheer necessity. This past weekend, we woke up in dire need of a hearty breakfast (thanks for all the wine on Friday night Mark!) and settled on making our fabulous French toast. Yum. We had organic maple syrup and nice fluffy white bread in the cupboard, so all looked good until I got to the fridge and found that we didn’t have any eggs…..woe-is-me, a Saturday morning tragedy.

Neither one of us felt like going to the store and we didn’t want to disturb the neighbours so early, so I had to switch gears. Now, most people will agree that eggs, being an integral part of French toast, might be impossible to replace, well folks………… can be done! This is one of those cases where having lots of vegetarian & vegan cookbooks in the house can come in very handy.

The recipe that I used is based on one from the Rebar Cookbook, changed slightly to suit my own tastes a little better. The result was light and tasty French toast that cooked to a perfect golden brown – Edan didn’t even realize that it was sans oeufs!

3/4 cup plain soy milk /regular milk
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp nutritional yeast
8 thick slices bread

  • wisk all ingredients, except bread, in a bowl
  • preheat griddle or pan and brush with oil or butter (an important step so as to avoid the bread from sticking to the pan)
  • using your hands, lightly dip each side of a slice of bread into the batter and place in the hot pan
  • cook until golden brown, flip and cook the other side
  • serve immediately with your favourite toppings (I like butter, maple syrup & fresh mango)

6 Responses to “Vegan French Toast. No Yolk!”

  1. Posted on April 10th, 2007

    Yum! I want some right now. Where are you?

  2. Posted on January 19th, 2009

    Yo! I also woke up with no eggs in the house but some wonderful leftover panettone. Made fabulous french toast with coconut milk, arrow root and milk. I left out the spices because the bread had lots of flavor. I think I would also try less milk next time because the bread got soggy fast. But very, very tasty, and French toasty. BUT, I think it should be called Thai Toast!

  3. Posted on February 13th, 2009

    I am trying to increase my veggies. I haven’t met a vegetable I didn’t like. But I am cooking for one, so I didnt like Dr. Ornos (sp) 20 ingredient recipes. I am trying to cut back on meats so I am looking for recipes that will satisfy that deeper savory taste. Any ideas on where to look for such recipes.

  4. Posted on June 21st, 2009

    How can we make popular French recepies to serve vegetarians? Any Ideas?
    Vegetarian = eggless

  5. Posted on November 13th, 2010

    Thank you , I enjoy reading about other vegetarians as it gives me the strength to continue. I have about a thousand vegetarian feeds in my google reader, but I’m sure another can’t hurt!! I did manage to find a good lentil recipes here, but I’ll be sure to try yours too. Thanks!

  6. Posted on May 24th, 2013

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