There was some discussion on a vegan group recently about vegan French toast. Someone had tried making it but it was described as a big failure. This surprised me, because I’ve been making the same easy, no-fail French toast recipe for close to ten years.
I can grant that perhaps I’m just not terribly picky where french toast is concerned. I never liked the idea of egg drenched bread as an omnivore, so it’s not something that I ever really ate. But I enjoy vegan French toast, usually paired with maple syrup (of course) and a green smoothie. Once something is drenched in maple syrup, it’s automatically delicious.
I tried a number of vegan French toast recipes, including some that seemed quite complex or required speciality products, but the simple one I’ve settled on is as follows:
Ridiculously Easy Vegan French Toast
- 6 pieces of bread, your choice. A bit dry is better; if it’s too moist it will not cook properly
- Half of a large package of silken tofu
- 1/3 cup non-dairy milk, or water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Heat a frying pan with some oil in it to medium heat.
- Blend everything except bread in a food processor or blender.
- Pour batter into a bowl. Dip the pieces of bread one by one into the batter, covering well and allowing to penetrate the bread a bit.
- Place in heated frying pan; cook until golden brown on both sides.
- Eat with maple syrup poured all over them.
What’s your favourite vegan French toast recipe??
Pamela Tourigny is an Ottawa-based expert on the subjects of veganism and vegan advocacy, sustainability, and ethical consumerism. She also consults with business clients with their marketing, communications and public relations needs, and with restaurants on adapting their menus to introduce plant-based options. Contact her here.