This recipe is for all those who love a good brunch on the weekends but want to switch up the regular pancakes and waffles. Cue this easy vegan french toast recipe. This Just Egg French Toast is made with an eggless and dairy-free custard and has hints of cozy cinnamon, vanilla, and maple.
why we love this just egg french toast
French toast is just as easy and simple as pancakes but feels more elevated and special for some reason. Here are a few reasons we love this recipe and you will too!
- Quick and Easy: This vegan french toast is super simple to make since it uses a bottle of Just Egg as the base of the custard.
- No Bananas Needed: If you’re not a fan of banana-based french toast, then this recipe is for you!
- Sweetly Spiced and Pan-Fried: The thick slices of sourdough bread perfectly soak up all the sweet cinnamon custard and when pan-fried and topped with powdered sugar, make a delicious sweet brunch!
why this recipe works
No eggs are necessary for this Just Egg French Toast! A lot of vegan french toast recipes call for banana as the base of the custard. While I love using bananas from time to time, sometimes I want french toast that is as close as possible to the kind I grew up eating.
The JUST Egg thickens the custard and soaks into the bread giving the french toast a creamy texture inside, but a crispy texture on the outside.
the just egg french toast ingredients
One of the things I love about this recipe is how dang simple it is. You only need a couple of ingredients. Buuut like most recipes that only use a few ingredients, it’s important that you’re using high-quality ingredients. For example, if you use thin low-quality bread, the french toast will turn out soggy and well…not very good.
You’ll need to gather the following ingredients to make the Just Egg French Toast:
- Just Egg
- Good Quality Sourdough Bread
- Plant Milk, I used Oat Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Vegan Butter, for pan frying
where to buy Just Egg
If you’ve never used Just Egg, let me introduce you to it. Just Egg is a completely plant-based substitute for eggs. What makes it so different from other vegan egg replacers is that it can actually be eaten on its own. You can scramble it up and it tastes shockingly similar to scrambled eggs. I wish this was sponsored but alas, I just love this product and have been using it for years.
Just Egg is pretty easy to find. You’re going to want to look for the bottled Just Egg (not the frozen, folded Just Egg). I’m able to find it at my local Kroger, as well as Target and Walmart. You can also find it at health food stores like Whole Foods.
I chose to use sourdough bread in this recipe which gives the french toast a unique tangy taste and a great texture. The key to this recipe turning out smooth, creamy, and ‘eggy’ on the inside but not soggy is the type of bread you use. It’s super important that you use a high-quality bread, preferably one that comes in a whole loaf that you can slice yourself.
I cut my sourdough loaf into slices that were about 1/2 an inch to 3/4 of an inch thick.
equipment and tools
You really only need a couple of tools to make this french toast, which hopefully you already have on hand!
- A large shallow bowl is super handy for soaking the bread.
- I actually used a 9×13″ baking pan to mix the custard up in and soak the bread. This allowed me to soak 2 slices of bread in the custard mixture at a time.
- You’ll also need a non-stick pan or a griddle to pan fry the french toast.
how to make the Just Egg french toast
The prep time for this vegan french toast is super fast. It takes about 10 minutes to mix together the custard and soak the bread. And it only takes a couple of minutes to pan-fry it.
Below are the main steps for making this Just Egg French Toast:
- In a large shallow bowl or baking dish, mix together the custard ingredients.
- Place 1-2 slices of the bread into the custard mixture. Let the bread soak for 2-3 minutes, then flip the bread and soak the other side for 3-5 minutes.
- In a non-stick skillet, melt the vegan butter over medium heat. Place the soaked bread into the pan and fry each side for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
- Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
vegan french toast toppings
There are so many different ingredients you can use to dress up and top your french toast. Below are some of my personal favorites!
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Strawberry Syrup
- Pecans or Walnuts
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- Cinnamon Glazed Peaches
After you make the french toast, you can store the pan-fried slices in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat them, place them in the toaster or you can heat them up on the stove top.
This vegan french toast also freezes well! Wrap the slices well in plastic wrap or a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
vegan french toast tips & tricks
I’ve found that buying a whole (unsliced) loaf of rustic bread like sourdough works best in this recipe. Slicing the bread yourself allows you to control the thickness of the bread. Bread that is sliced too thin will be soggy, which we don’t want!
French toast can become soggy when it’s soaked for too long, if there is too much milk in the custard, or when the bread is too thin.
I’ve found that soaking the bread for 3-5 minutes per side gives the bread a nice, creamy interior without being soggy. This time depends on the thickness and the overall quality of the bread though. The thicker the slices, the longer the bread should be able to soak.
Looking for more vegan Breakfast Recipes?
- The Best 35 Minute Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Maple Coffee Cake
- Vegan Buttermilk Belgian Waffles
- Nutella Baked Oats
- Fluffy Vegan Bisquick Pancakes
- Easy Blueberry Muffin Mix Waffles
I also have a whole post with 31 creative and delicious recipes that use Just Egg if you’re looking for more ideas!
Did you make This Vegan just Egg French Toast?
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- ¾ cup bottled JUST Egg
- ½ cup dairy free milk, like oat milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tsp good quality vanilla extract
- 5-6 slices of good quality bread, I’m using a sourdough loaf cut in ½ inch - ¾ inch thick slices
- 2-3 tbsp vegan butter , for pan frying
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- In a large shallow bowl or baking dish, mix together the JUST Egg, dairy-free milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.
- Place 1-2 slices of the bread into the custard mixture. Let the bread soak for 2-3 minutes, then flip the bread and soak the other side for 3-5 minutes (or until it has absorbed the custard).
- In a non-stick skillet, melt 1 tbsp of the vegan butter over medium heat. Place the soaked bread into the pan and fry each side for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
- Repeat steps 2-3 with the remaining slices of bread.
- Serve warm, topped with powdered sugar, berries, and maple syrup.
- Use High Quality Bread: thick slices of high quality bread like sourdough or a French or Country loaf will soak up the custard without becoming soggy.
- Adjust the Soaking Time: based on your specific bread, you may want to soak the slices for a bit longer or shorter. If it looks like the slices are becoming soggy, remove them from the custard.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g
Nutritional info is an estimate.
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