I came up with the BEST egg free french toast recipe. It’s super simple, easy and tasty. This yummy breakfast recipe is vegan, gluten free and allergy friendly as well!
French toast…can you make it without eggs? If you have an egg allergy, or are on a vegan diet, you’ve probably asked yourself that question.
When eggs are out, breakfast can be a little difficult. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to make some of the breakfast classics without eggs. We regularly enjoy vegan pancakes, fluffy vegan waffles, and banana oat muffins.
French toast had me puzzled for a while though. Traditionally it’s coated in an egg based batter, and I wasn’t sure how to replicate that.
After some testing, I did come up with a recipe for French toast without eggs, and I like it SO much better than the traditional recipe! It’s lighter, the crust is crispier, and it’s just all around more delicious.
- non-dairy milk
- potato starch
- pinch of salt
- vegan buttery spread
- Non-Dairy Milk – I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage. You can use the non-dairy milk that works for your dietary needs. I recommend choosing one that doesn’t have a strong flavor. Rice milk, oat milk, or flax milk should all work well.
- Potato Starch – If potato starch won’t work for you, I think cornstarch or maybe even tapioca starch would work just as well. The starch is in the batter to provide that crispy crust that makes this eggless French toast so yummy!
- Vegan Buttery Spread – This is what you fry the French toast in. I like Earth Balance Soy Free Spread. If you have a different brand that you prefer, it will probably work just fine.
- Bread – Use the bread that works for your dietary needs. We used gluten free bread, but this will work equally well with regular bread.
Step by Step Instructions
- Put the non-dairy milk, potato starch, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a shallow bowl.
2. Use a fork to whisk the batter until smooth.
3. Melt some vegan buttery spread in a frying pan. Dip pieces of bread in the batter, then place in the frying pan. Fry until each side is golden brown.
Tips for Success
- Make sure to oil your frying pan really well – use lots of vegan buttery spread
- Use your spatula to move the bread around – if it sits too long in one spot, it will start to stick
- Take your time – it takes a bit of time to get the crispy crust – about 4-5 minutes per side
Gluten Free Bread
Everyone has different dietary needs and comfort levels, so I encourage you to call and make sure any brand of bread is safe for you. Some brands of gluten free bread to check out are Little Northern Bakehouse, Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse, and Schar.
If you are not gluten free, Angelic Bakehouse makes bread that is egg free, dairy free, nut free, and soy free.
- maple syrup
- powdered sugar
- fresh berries
- chia seed jam
More Egg Free Breakfast Recipes
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
- Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Quinoa Porridge with Berries
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The Best Egg Free French Toast (Vegan, Gluten Free).
This is the best egg free French toast! You won't feel like you're missing out with this allergy friendly breakfast recipe.
- ¾ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 Tablespoon potato starch
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 5 slices bread
- 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
Place the non-dairy milk, potato starch, cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl and whisk together.
Place one tablespoon vegan buttery spread in a frying pan and melt over medium heat (5 or 6 on an electric stove).
Once the pan is hot and the buttery spread is sizzling, take a fork and dip a piece of bread into the batter, making sure the bread is coated on both sides. Place in the pan. Repeat, but don’t crowd the pan.
Use your spatula to move the bread in the pan so it doesn’t stick. After about 4-5 minutes, flip the bread. The French toast should be golden brown and crisp on both sides.
Repeat with remaining batter and bread. Top finished French toast with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or berries.
Serving size is one piece of French toast. You maybe able to make more or less slices depending on the size of your bread.
There are a lot of brands of bread that are egg free. If you are looking for egg free, gluten free bread, you may want to check out Little Northern Bakehouse or Schar brands.
This recipe should work with any type of bread, so you can use your favorite brand.
Store leftover French toast in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 3 days. I recommend reheating individual slices in a toaster oven. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
Huge hit for my 7 yr old son. I’ll definitely be making this again.
I’m so glad to hear that! :)
Awesome recipe! I couldn’t find potato starch so I used corn starch and it was great, loved the crispness it added to the recipe. Will definitely make it again!
So happy you enjoyed this!
This was amazing! I added some cinnamon and sugar mix on top while it was in the pan and some after as well and it tasted like heaven!!
Thank you so much for this recipe Kelly! French toast is something my daughter had really been missing since developing her egg and dairy allergy. This recipe is perfectly delicious and tastes like the real thing. We have made it several times already…love it!
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for coming up with this recipe! I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve been trying to come up with this for my son who has a very limited diet. I’m going to try it this weekend!!!
Andrea D Wiener
Deland Bakery (delandbakery.com) – the BEST wf gf cf df and yf bread there is! (well, it’s the only one I can eat)
What bread do you use?
This recipe will work well with many different breads. Some allergy friendly options to try are BFree and Schar. I don’t know what your allergens are, so you should call the companies to check!
This recipe is absolutely delicious!! I used cornstarch since I didn’t have potato starch, and added some extra cinnamon since I looovee cinnamon – but otherwise followed the recipe, and it turned out perfectly! Thank you, this will definitely be a repeat!
Tried this today for my daughter. It was great! We did not miss the egg at all. She has an egg allergy which limits our breakfast options. Thank you!
Yay! I’m so glad. Thank you for letting me know!
I made these this morning for my teenage son who believes there are “no foods” for him to eat. Well, was he surprised! And I have to admit, I held my breath well he ate them. He said they were good. And I got a “Thank You Mom” with a smile. Which can be hard for a hormonal 15 year old boy. So thank you Kelly, we now have a breakfast he can eat and like.
Yay! You made my day. I’m so happy this recipe was a hit. :)
Oh thank you. Just what I needed. :) It looks so crunchy and good. Can’t wait to try it. I also printed out the waffle and pancake recipes but notice you use spelt flour. If I can’t have spelt, could I substitute Bob’s Red Mill 1 &1? Or Namaste? Thanks for all you do to give us more options and less stress. I’m still so new to this and get stressed about it all.
Namaste may be too heavy, but Bob’s might be light enough. I have a GF pancake recipe here: https://theprettybee.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-chip-banana-pancakes/
loved this altho it did set off my smoke detector which isn’t far away lol