Who doesn’t love a thick stack of french toast with a drizzle of maple syrup? This eggless french toast tastes just like the classic but without the eggs.
It’s hard to imagine breakfast-life without french toast. It’s savory, sweet, light, crispy and all the things one would want for breakfast. Unless, one is allergic to eggs; then, you need an egg-free french toast that is nearly as good as the original.
How to Make French Toast Without Eggs
This egg-free version exceeds every expectation of classic french toast with its hearty slices of toast and their light, airy middles, and crispy, sweet crusts. Sounds just like the classic version, right? And it tastes like it too!
While preparing a batch of egg and dairy-free pancakes, I wanted to see if I could accomplish the same delicious results with french toast. Lucky for you, I was right!
This eggless french toast recipe has all the bells and whistles as far as taste and texture but to achieve this without eggs, I made the batter with milk, cornstarch, and vanilla.
The starch thickens the milk and helps the batter to hold on to the bread. It also yields perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside toasts that lack the eggy texture, french toast can have.
Eggless French Toast Ingredients
The bread is what really makes this dish so make sure to use a hearty, thick sliced version which holds the liquid and creates pillowy soft middles. After all, that is what we’re going for.
I also recommend using regular full-fat milk for this french toast, skim is not the same. If your family is dairy-free you can make this with almond or coconut milk.
Can You Freeze French Toast?
Like pancakes, waffles, and muffins, this french toast holds up great in the freezer.
Once cooked, allow the french toast to cool down to room temperature before wrapping with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Place the slices in a freezer bag and freeze for 1 to 2 months.
How to Reheat Eggless French Toast
To bring this breakfast back to life you can reheat it in the toaster or in an oven at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes.
If you want to make this breakfast more like the pre-packaged frozen french toast sticks kids seem to adore, you can cut the cooked french toast into strips, freeze as directed and heat when ready to serve.
You can feel good about serving them homemade french toast and they get to “dunk them”, it’s the best of both worlds.
Best French Toast Toppings
No stack of french toast is complete without the necessary toppings and that decision is up to you! My family enjoys a drizzle of maple syrup with sliced strawberries but here are a few other topping options:
- Homemade Blueberry Syrup
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon Syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Strawberry Syrup
- Spiced apples
Eggless French Toast
This eggless french toast recipe tastes just like the classic version with light, airy middles and crispy, sweet crusts and it’s allergy friendly!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup milk, regular or dairy free
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 slices thick white bread
- 2 tablespoons butter or vegan alternative, for grilling
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- Maple syrup, for serving
- Powdered sugar, optional
- In a medium bowl combine the milk, cornstarch, and vanilla. Whisk until everything is combined and the cornstarch is dissolved.
- Heat a large, nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Place one slice of bread into the milk mixture long enough to soak the side then flip the bread and allow it to soak for an additional 3 seconds.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the pan and place 2 slices of bread into the center of the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Using a spatula, flip the french toast pieces and brown the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and repeat with remaining bread slice and butter.
- Once cooked, topped the slices with strawberries, syrup, and powdered sugar, if using.
Avoid using generic white sandwich bread. For best results, use white bread, but this recipe also tastes great with whole wheat bread.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 260
- Sugar: 12.9g
- Sodium: 240.1mg
- Fat: 13.8g
- Carbohydrates: 31.5g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Protein: 3.2g
Anjali Lalani is the creator of Vegetarian Gastronomy, a website dedicated to Vegetarian, Eggless Cooking with many vegan and gluten-free options. She shares her culinary experiences and passion for cooking through her myriad of recipes. She is a native to California and currently resides in San Diego with her husband and two young children. She was previously a bioengineer, but gave up her career to be a full-time mother. You can follow her on Facebook, and Twitter.