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Vegan Baked French Toast

Oh my goodness, y’all. I’m so excited that I have a friend who is a health nut and makes some of the best healthy recipes. She’s not a blogger so she doesn’t have an outlet to share her recipes, but she so kindly sends them to me to share. What a good friend, right? I mean, just take a look at this Vegan Baked French Toast. Seriously. I’m dying over here. These photos…

Love French Toast? Me too. Here's a vegan version of our favorite breakfast recipe / Vegan Baked French Toast.

I’ll take a portion … or three. I can’t get over how delicious this Vegan Baked French Toast looks. So, lets get to the recipe! That’s all you came here for anyway!

Vegan Baked French Toast

Vegan Baked French Toast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 standard sized loaf of day old ciabatta bread (hit the clearance shelf at your local bakery!)
  • 4 cups coconut and almond milk blend (Califia Farms is a great brand to try)
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • juice and zest from one small citrus fruit
  • coconut oil for pan cooking
Instructions
Day Before
  1. About a day ahead of time slice the bread into 1 – 1.5 inch thick pieces and let dry out (you don’t need or want it to be rock solid but pretty dry). Or if you are looking to make it in a pinch, you can toast the slices on the lowest setting on your toaster.
  2. In a large jar or measuring cup, combine the maple syrup and most of the almond milk. Reserve about 1 cup of almond and coconut milk; heat then mix in the flax meal. Stir well and let rest to absorb the liquid. You’ll want a very thick mixture, typically this takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Then mix into the rest of the coconut almond milk and maple syrup.
  3. About 8 to 12 hours before planning to serve pour enough of the liquid mixture into the bottom of an oven safe dish. Then lay the crusty bread slices flat into the liquid. Pour enough of the liquid over the slices to completely wet (but not fill up the actual dish). Let rest for about 15 minutes and then flip the bread slices over. Cover and chill until morning.
Day Of
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a large nonstick pan to medium and melt some coconut oil. When it is hot, add slices of the soaked bread and lightly fry to brown, flip and repeat. Then place back in the same oven safe dish and bake for about 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.
Notes
I didn’t specify a yield because it depends on the size of the loaf you use.

This Vegan Baked French Toast is spectacular hot out of the oven, chilled for later in the day, and its even perfect for freezing and heating up again in a pan weeks later.

We don’t eat a vegan diet, but regardless of your eating preferences, I think we can all agree that this Vegan Baked French Toast looks so appetizing. The photos do such a great job of making me want to grab a piece and give it a try.

Love French Toast? Me too. Here's a vegan version of our favorite breakfast recipe / Vegan Baked French Toast.

What’s really great about this Vegan Baked French Toast is that when you prepare it the day before, it’s a quick and easy breakfast or brunch the next day. I find that doing the prep work the night before helps the next morning when I’m feeling groggy and tired and not really feeling like cooking.

Love French Toast? Me too. Here's a vegan version of our favorite breakfast recipe / Vegan Baked French Toast.

Don’t have time to visit the store for your recipe ingredients? Take advantage of free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime and have your items delivered straight to your door. It’s super simple and you can do all your shopping in your pajamas. Not that I do that or anything.

I’m not one for long drawn out recipes. I like to keep things simple and easy so that I can focus my attention on other things. Even if you’re not a professional chef, with recipes like this Vegan Baked French Toast, you can feel like one.

Love French Toast? Me too. Here's a vegan version of our favorite breakfast recipe / Vegan Baked French Toast.

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28 thoughts on “Vegan Baked French Toast”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    We sure do love French toast in our house and how awesome is it that this is vegan? My sister in law is vegan so I am sure she will love this.

  2. Jeanette says:

    Look very good! I have never tried anything vegan before but every ingredient in here is something that I love together so I will be trying it for sure!

  3. Melissa Lawler says:

    That looks delicious! I love baked French toast!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Oh wow! I never imagined anything vegan could look so good! I can’t believe how crisp and wonderful this looks without using any egg! I think this will make me dip my toes in the vegan pool.

  5. MELISASource says:

    I’ve never seen a French toast recipe like this before. It looks so delicious. I can’t wait to give this one a try. I can already tell it’s going to be amazing.

  6. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    I love that you use citrus in this recipe. I’m partial to lemon. Any time you add lemon to anything it’s going to be a winner. I’ll be trying this delicious look French toast this weekend.

  7. Diana Elizabeth says:

    So yummy looking – I always think recipes from friends mean they are BETTER because your friend makes them regularly ?

  8. William Sweeney says:

    What a great idea for vegan french toast! I love that you can prepare this the night before, mornings can be pretty rough in our house!

  9. Shauna says:

    I would never have thought of using maple syrup and almond milk instead of eggs. What a great idea. This looks super-delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jenna Wood says:

    I love a great vegan recipe but I’ve never tried vegan french toast before. The texture of this looks perfect for a morning brunch and cup of coffee!

  11. Catherine S says:

    This looks so good. I am always looking for new recipes to try. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Danielle says:

    This looks pretty good. We’re not a vegan family, but I would definitely like to try this.

  13. Pam says:

    I love French toast. We are not strictly vegan but I like to eat vegetarian and vegan meals to cut down on my environmental impact.

  14. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! I have been researching vegan dishes, and this one looks amazing.

  15. Marcie W. says:

    I had no idea you could make french toast without eggs, so this recipe is genius. It would be wonderful for one of our many weekend breakfast splurges too.

  16. Christina Aliperti says:

    French toast is my favorite breakfast of all time. I think this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I need to grab a loaf of ciabatta tomorrow for Thursday’s breakfast.

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I am always looking for new vegan recipes to try. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try it on the weekend.

  18. Kathy says:

    I never thought about making this vegan. It looks so good too. Definitely something I’d love to try soon. Yum!

  19. Sabrina says:

    I’ve never baked french toast before! I have to try this recipe out!

  20. Nicole Escat says:

    I love french toast, it looks really yummy. I want to taste it! Thanks to your friend for letting you share the recipes.

  21. Toni | BoulderLocavore says:

    I’ve never made vegan French Toast so loved reading this. I have to completely agree on ordering with Amazon Prime. We order lots of groceries through them and not only is it convenient but it’s usually less expensive too.

  22. Ryan Escat says:

    Fantastic! I want to try it, it looks good and I also love toast.

  23. Liz Mays says:

    What’s not to love about that?! Oh my goodness, I want to try it, and I love that it’s vegan.

  24. Autumn @Mamachallenge says:

    I love french toast, but have not had it vegan or baked before! I need to try it! It looks really good.

  25. Dawn says:

    This looks so tasty! I am a huge fan of french toast, and I haven’t had it in forever. I will have to bookmark this recipe!

  26. Rosey says:

    Nice thick bread. I love it! It’d be nice to try a variation on an old favorite.

  27. Tracey says:

    This just looks delicious! We are having some friends over for brunch this weekend so I’ll be sure to give this recipe a try.

  28. Shannon Gurnee says:

    I’ve never tried anything like this before, but it sounds delicious! I’ll have to give this a try sometime.

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