Vegan French Toast | Vegan It! With Lauren Toyota

Chatelaine and Lauren Toyota have teamed up to put a vegan spin on the comfort foods you know and love. On this episode: a sweet, crispy and eggy (yet egg-less!) classic french toast!

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MAKES: 3 servings (6 slices)
PREP TIME: 10 minutes


1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1⁄3 cup chickpea flour
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
6 slices sourdough bread
4 tablespoons Earth Balance vegan butter, for frying
2 cups fresh mixed berries, for serving
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar, for serving
extra maple syrup, for serving


Combine the non-dairy milk, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, maple syrup, and salt in a wide, shallow dish.

Place 2 slices of bread into the batter and allow the slices to sit in the batter while you heat up a non-stick pan over medium heat. Depending on the thickness and type of bread you’re using, you might want to soak for more or less time. The slices should be well coated on both sides but not overly soggy.

Once your pan is hot add 1 tablespoon of the vegan butter and coat most of the surface of the pan in an even layer.

Place 2 battered slices of the bread in the pan and cook on one side for approximately 3 minutes. Then flip and cook another 2 to 3 minutes on the other side. Continue frying 2 slices at a time if you’re making multiple servings.

Serve with maple syrup, fresh berries, and a dusting of confectioners sugar if desired.



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  1. Omg Lauren, I just made this and it was amazing! I was skeptical about the nutritional yeast in a sweet batter, but there was no NY taste. It was glorious!! 😍

  2. FOR french toast you should avoid sourdough. ypu don’t want a sour taste. I love Lauren but vegan french toast can taste as good or better than regular but not with sourdough- to me that’s just an amateur move. Chickpea flour is also extremely tangy and prominent and doesn’t work in french toast. What to do then? Well, a nice rich loaf of bread made with a bit of oil in it and then cut 1.5 inches thick is best. For the batter portion, use a bit of maple syrup or corn syrup, a bit of plant milk, vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, a flax egg made with golden flax, and for that eggy taste and depth, be sure to add in nutritional yeast. Before frying in vegan butter, after dipping your slices of bread, pay them down into a bit of raw sugar or powdered cornflakes- this is a cook’s secret and will caramelize and crisp up beautifully to your astonishment. Cook slowly to allow the centre to set and allow the outsides to get fully golden and crisp. DO NOT USE SOURDOUGH for sweet applications. And voila, delicious french toast. This is how you actually vegan it.

  3. Loving this recipe – thank you! Anyone know where the cinnamon is though? I always used that as a staple for my FT! Also I have used vegan egg replacer too if you’re out of nutritional yeast! 🍞

  4. Soooooo, I made this for dinner tonight. It was FABULOUS! Even my non-vegan son loved it! I added some spices such as nutmeg, allspice and vanilla. I’ve tried several different vegan french toast recipes in the past, but this one is my favorite hands down! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I loved how u made these French Toast!!! But ur missing the main ingredient…try Cinnamon!!! By the way I subscribed to ur channel cause I love the way u cook 👩‍🍳

  6. Looks so good !! When i was young my grandma used to make french toast for me and i would just put cinnamon and sugar on it, or salt! Which i guess i could still do with this recipe since it’s very easily modifiable for one’s tastebuds

  7. Hi i love this!!! i will try it this weekend.. I had a question though i grew up with my family making potatoes and eggs, (fry up sliced potatoes in a pan add in a mixture of eggs, milk (eww) and parm cheese) I’m wondering if this batter would work in place of mom dukes eggs.. might be too “milky”! I need a good replacement for that. I’ll give it a try though and see what happens. YAY I’m excited. Please do let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks!

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