This dairy free french toast recipe is the most delicious dairy free breakfast around. A huge hit for the whole family, soft and fluffy! A great dairy free brunch idea. It’s a completely vegan french toast recipe!
We all know comfort foods. Hearty soups, yummy mac and cheese, a delicious slice of pizza. It’s different for everyone. Comfort breakfasts are no exception to food that can make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. One of the most comforting breakfast meals is french toast. However, french toast is usually make with milk and eggs. If you have food allergies or preferences though, you may think french toast is off the table. No more! This dairy free french toast recipe (that’s all completely vegan) will rock your world.
This dairy free french toast recipe is a special family recipe around here. Almost every Friday night, we make a delicious loaf of dairy free bread. Then, Saturday mornings, we turn it into this amazing dairy free french toast recipe that everyone devours within minutes. It’s a small price to pay for a memory that lasts a lifetime.
This dairy free french toast recipe is:
- dairy free
- egg free
- can be made top 8 allergy friendly, including gluten free
What ingredients do you need to make this dairy free french toast?
This dairy free french toast recipe makes for one absolutely delicious dairy free breakfast or brunch. Once you have your dairy free bread that you are using, you only need 8 ingredients to make the batter for this delicious recipe. In order to make this vegan french toast recipe, the ingredients that you need are:
- Dairy Free Bread (we love this homemade recipe)
- Unsweetened Applesauce
- Vanilla Almond Milk (or other dairy free milk if nut free)
- Ground Flaxseed
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Lemon Extract
Those are all you need for this delicious vegan breakfast idea!
How do you make this dairy free french toast?
Making dairy free french toast is actually very easy to do. If you are making homemade bread, then you’ll want to start by making that. Otherwise, you just need your favorite dairy free bread.
Blend or whisk together all the ingredients in a large, flat container. You want a flat container versus a bowl because it’s easier to make dairy free french toast when you can lay the bread flat to soak up the mixture.
After you’ve blended the ingredients together, let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes.
In a skillet, melt some dairy free butter or coconut oil over medium heat. Dip a slice of bread in the dairy free french toast mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or under golden brown, then flip and cook under golden brown on other side.
Top with any favorite toppings or just some delicious syrup!
What are topping ideas for dairy free french toast?
Dairy free french toast is perfect fresh off the pan all on it’s on; however, we all know that french toast is better with toppings. These are some of my favorite toppings for the best dairy free french toast:
- Homemade Blueberry Syrup
- Dairy Free Caramel Sauce
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- Fruit Salsa
- Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
- Vegan Chocolate Ganache
- Easy Pear Preserves
Dairy Free French Toast
- 12 slices Dairy Free Bread (click for our homemade bread recipe)
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp lemon extract
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- Blend or whisk together all the ingredients except bread in a large, flat container.
- Let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes.
- In a skillet over medium heat, melt some dairy free butter or coconut oil over medium heat.
- Dip a slice of bread in the dairy free french toast mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or under golden brown, then flip and cook under golden brown on other side.
- Repeat with remaining bread.
- Top with any favorite toppings or just some delicious syrup! See post for topping ideas.
Let’s see your creations!
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I tried this with sliced sourdough bread from Safeway (not the deli kind, it comes in a regular bread bag) and the bread did not hold up well. Still yummy and edible but I couldn’t get the bread to crisp. I think it would work well with deli style bread like a French roll, that is something sturdier.
Hope you try again!
I am cooking for one, can I store this for later use? If so, how should I store it?
Hi Anita! Yes you can! Cook it as directed and then you can either leave in the fridge for a few days in an air tight container or store in a freezer bag/container for up to 3 months. Just heat up as needed