I’m happy to announce that my experimental version of vegan french toast is entirely possible and delicious! Yes, you can have your french toast, vegan, but one might wonder how. Historically speaking, eggs play a pretty big roll in this dish. They act as the binder with the milk, and serve as a pretty sturdy coating to the bread. The outcome of traditional french toast is based solely on the crispy golden exterior that’s provided by the egg mixture. So, when I think about it, this was a pretty steep challenge. But lucky for me, I had a good secret weapon on hand to help me out. I wasn’t worried about my substitution of oat milk, but it was the eggs here that really mattered.
Lucky for me, I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel in this recipe. But rather just try out my new egg substitute. Either it was going to work, or it wasn’t. Veg-egg substitute is a product many of us plant-based eaters will choose to work with. Many vegan bakers use the flax seed substitute for eggs. Which by mixing flax seed in water and letting it stand for about 5 minutes, it produces a gelatin consistency. I wasn’t so sure that the flax seed option was best for this recipe.
I decided to work with my second option here, which is called ‘VegEgg”. This substitute is a mixture of lupin, corn starch and turmeric. It’s a fine powder that when mixed with water, forms a very real egg consistency. And, of course the taste of this egg-substitute is completely neutral. However, this product comes with a warning. The main ingredient in this substitute is lupin, which is of the legume family. It has been warned that anyone who has peanut allergies is to avoid lupin-based products. So don’t use this recipe if peanuts are not your friend.
Finding a delicious recipe for vegan french toast is not easy.However, I’m pretty happy with my new creation. It was crispy delicious, and honestly difficult to taste that eggs were missing. Though as any connoisseur of french toast knows, it’s nothing with out a nice topping of maple syrup and powder sugar. So, when the occasion arises, you can make this recipe with confidence, and delight those vegan eaters with a very modern approach to our classic recipe of french toast.You wont be disappointed!
Vegan French Toast
- 1-2 tsp egg substitute
- 1/2 cup oat milk
- 1 tsp cold water to mix with egg substitute
- 6 slices bread
- 1-2 TBS cinnamon
- oil for cooking
- maple syrup to top the french toast
- powder sugar also as a topper
- select an egg substitute for this recipe.
- follow directions to make the equivalent amount of using 2 eggs
- stir it up
- add your oat milk
- your cinnamon
- slice the bread then soak each side of bread, then put in a hot pan coated with oil. cook on both sides until brown, about 3-5 min.
- add syrup, powder sugar, and enjoy!