Gluten-Free Vegan French Toast

 


 Since I just entered into this new world of homemade gluten-free vegan bread, I’m on a kick.

Gluten-Free & Vegan Bread

A “do whatever recipe I can think of that incorporates bread in it” sort of kick. This means that you should be expecting lots of sandwich recipes for the days to come, by the way. Be prepared.  

A very talented dear heart that I am honored to know and work with made the request for me to do vegan French Toast. Two years ago I tried to make a vegan French Toast with a mashed banana and non-dairy milk and was not pleased with the results. I mean, what would I expect from just a mashed banana? I hadn’t returned back to it until yesterday.

Egg Free French Toast

Though I liked the idea of using a banana, I knew that it wasn’t enough when I tried to do it again with non-dairy milk and the bread slices got too soggy. So I got to the kitchen and tried blending in some flour within the mix–a mild almond flour that would not only absorb the liquid nicely but impart a lovely flavor. If you are allergic to nuts, replace with oat, brown rice, coconut, or even millet flour. Really, any flour will do. Then I tried adding cornstarch because I knew it too would help thicken the mix up a bit and it would help with the crust around the bread slice. Throw some cinnamon and nutmeg, a little bit of almond and vanilla extract to hide the banana flavor and wouldn’t you know: French Toast!

Egg Free French Toast - Fork & Beans

Looking for an even crispier toast? In a shallow dish next to the “egg” mix, finely crush up a gluten-free vegan cereal with pack a big crunch to it (think along the lines of something similar to Chex or Bran Flakes in texture). Dip the slice of bread into the egg wash and then the crushed cereal. Place in the skillet and cook as directed. I have yet to try this but as I write this post it is occurring to  me that this will be fabulous. It sounds divine really and I just might make it for breakfast tomorrow.

Gluten-Free Vegan French Toast
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 slices of gluten-free vegan bread (see beginning of the post for the recipe)
"Egg" wash:
  • ½ medium-sized banana
  • 4 Tbsp. non-dairy milk
  • 3 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 1 heaping tsp. cornstarch (or tapioca starch)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • dash nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender, mix everything together until it is smooth. Place into a shallow bowl and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. To check that it's hot enough, place a small slab of vegan butter into the pan. If it begins to sizzle, then you are ready to go.
  3. Gently dip each slice of bread into the "egg" wash--do not allow it to sit in the wash, you want to do this quickly since this isn't a real egg wash that will firm up on the skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 minutes until a deep brown is created.
  4. Serve with vegan butter, syrup, fresh berries, powdered sugar, nuts, etc.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Slice Calories: 136 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 1.6g Sodium: 15mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 2g

 

 

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Comments

  1. Vegan french toast is an oxymoron…

  2. i can’t believe these just came into my life <3

  3. Jennifer says:

    Loved this recipe, my non vegan boyfriend loved it too!

  4. Crystal says:

    Hi Cara! My little one can’t have banana but I really want to make these! Any suggestions for a substitute to the banana? Thanks in advance!

    • Apple sauce is a good substitute for banana in baking.

    • I’m not sure if applesauce would work here but you can try adding a little more flour to that dipping part, mix it with water and just omit the banana? I’m just not 100% sure though. Try it out and let me know if it works!

  5. Can i sub the almond flour for maybe oat since its a hearty flour?

  6. Jerry Critter says:

    How about brushing the “egg wash” on the bread instead of dipping the bread in it?

  7. Hi Cara
    Does almond meal work? I will try this with Udi’s whole grain bread. I am not gluten sensitive but it is my favorite bread. Thanks!

  8. Oh man- just ONE more reason to try your bread! Not that I needed one ;)

  9. Viv Cutler says:

    Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!! Looks Delicious…Hugs Viv

  10. This looks so good – I love french toast, but haven’t had it since finding out I had Celiac’s! Can’t wait to try it and the bread!

  11. Oh, wow! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out, Cara!! :D I am thrilled to try out this recipe (hopefully this weekend), as that silly banana mixture never worked for me either!

    Wish we could it enjoy it together over coffee! <3 Thanks so much!! :)

  12. I think I FINALLY mixed the mix so have to bake the bread. But… you know this sounds brilliant because I tried that same lame French Toast you did. Fail! I also think what you’re thinking 1/2 banana is equal to what 1/4 C puree and I have a baked sweet potato in my fridge. <3 <3 <3
    French Toast for Sunday brekkie. Yeah!!!

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