Eggless French Toast

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!

Eggless French Toast

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.

Eggless French Toast

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:

Eggless French Toast

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!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk, regular or dairy free
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until everything is combined and the cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Heat a large, nonstick pan over medium heat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Once cooked, topped the slices with strawberries, syrup, and powdered sugar, if using.

Notes

Avoid using generic white sandwich bread. For best results, use white bread, but this recipe also tastes great with whole wheat bread.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 12.9g
  • Sodium: 240.1mg
  • Fat: 13.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.5g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 3.2g

About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 kids, obsessed with coffee, meal planning, and helping you cook fresh meals for your family fast!

48 thoughts on “Eggless French Toast”

  1. kav_29 says:

    it was REALLY hard to flip the bread and for it to come in one peice if i try to make it golden brown it will burn so i had to put it in the toaster

    1. Hey Kav_29, try soaking it for less time and use thicker bread slices, this usually helps.

  2. Nathalie says:

    This was simply amazing. I’ve tried several eggless recipes but this was by far the best! And I can’t believe how simple it was! I added some cinnamon to the milk mixture. Thank you so much! It was a huge hit with my family :)

    1. I’m so glad this is now a “keeper” recipe, Nathalie!

  3. Jackie says:

    We all loved it :) Used tapioca starch and gluten free bread. Added cinnamon to almond milk and tapioca starch. Thank you!

  4. Jessica van Lingen says:

    delicious!!!

    1. Glad you like the recipe!

  5. Mandala says:

    This is honestly perfect. Easier than regular French toast and very, very similar to the real thing. My daughter is allergic to eggs, but all the other eggless recipes I’ve seen call for ground flax seed, millet flour, tofu in a blender, etc — I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT lol. This will definitely be our go-to recipe!

    1. Mandala, this makes me so happy to hear! I think it tastes just as good as the original french toast!

  6. Quin says:

    We used an allergen free bread (pure knead) and subbed oat milk and cooking spray, plus a little maple syrup to aide in browning, to make dairy/wheat/egg free. Kids loved it!

  7. Lisa says:

    Hello. Instead of corn starch can I use potato starch?

  8. Justin says:

    Excellent eggless french toast.

  9. Cherity says:

    I looked this up because of no eggs and was craving french toast. I also realized i didnt have vanilla extract which i could’ve substituted with a lil syrup but then i realized i had instant pudding vanilla flavored. So i used that with a pinch extra of cornstarch and they were so yummy!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Charity!

  10. Amy says:

    Tried this recipe because I was out of eggs. Did not soak the bread in the mixture for as long as it said for fear it may be too soggy. Turned out delicious for me. Crispy on the outside! Pleasantly surprised.

  11. Momma Fair says:

    This recipe is yummy!! My kids and I loved it. You couldn’t even tell it had no eggs because it tasted better than when I add them. It is super convenient also. Thank you.

  12. Renee says:

    I wanted french toast and realized we had no eggs. Made this as written and it was very good! The bread used was Natures Harvest whole wheat bread, pure vanilla (I was out of extract), corn starch and 1% milk. As some mentioned the center was not so down, your burner heat was too high. On my gas/propane range, I ended up on medium low (as our propane seems to put out more BTUs). I will definitely make this again!

  13. Jolianne says:

    This was a wonderful recipe! My kids are allergic to eggs, and I was looking for a way for them to experience eggless childhood favorites. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom and Ioved the outcome. Thanks for posting!

    1. MOMables says:

      Sounds delicious. I’m so happy this worked for you!

  14. Courtney says:

    Instead of cornstarch, I was gonna substitute it with flour.. is that okay?

    1. MOMables says:

      I haven’t tested that, but let us know how it works out if you try it!

    2. Olga booga says:

      Did it work?

  15. CP says:

    Thanks for this recipe! Saved my day…kids are happy. We’re gluten free so I used gluten free raisin bread (Canyon Bakehouse) and since one of my kiddo’s is allergic to corn we used tapioca starch instead. We ditched the powdered sugar but added cinnamon to the mixture. Kids loved them.

  16. Tiffany R says:

    This was pretty good for being egg-free but it took literally forever to cook. Legend has it I’m still cooking it to this very day. But seriously it was like a half hour on the pan to get it all browned and not soggy. My husband liked it though so it was worth it. The outside was crispy and the inside kind of creamy-spongey.

    1. Kim says:

      I had the same problem! The best way I found to keep them from getting soggy was to not saturate the bread like I usually do. She’s not kidding when she says you only want to leave it in the milk mixture for a few seconds! The best piece I made was the very last one, when I thought there wasn’t even enough mixture.

  17. Melissa says:

    I was out of eggs, but really wanted french toast. I came across your recipe and made it with slight adjustments (added a splash of cream for the lusciousness that egg yolks offer, a teaspoon of sugar, and I only had french bread on hand) and it was amazing. I think I might like it better than regular french toast. The outside is so crisp, the inside is so custardy. I don’t miss the eggs in it at all. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Virginia Cairns says:

      glad you loved them!

  18. Celesti says:

    I used cashew milk and whole wheat flour and honestly it tasted pretty good too ! great recipe !

  19. krissy says:

    Do you think these would do well frozen for a quick, go to breakfast? It wouldld be great to have a variety of breakfast items in the freezer for busy mornings other than pancakes.

  20. Erin says:

    This was really good! We used coconut milk, as we deal with dairy and egg allergies, and it turned out great. We’ve been missing French toast, and I’m glad I finally found a recipe that works! Thanks!

  21. Sequoia says:

    Wow! These are incredible. They smell amazing while cooking, and taste lighter!

  22. Nisha says:

    Thank you!! My daughter is allergic to eggs. I’m at my wits end of what to make n bake. Have you got any more egg free recipes for cakes desserts etc. please and thanks. I’m going to try this out in the evening

  23. kj says:

    My daughter is allergic to eggs so we really enjoyed this! The last piece I dont think I cooked long enough (pan too hot probably), because the outside was browned but the inside was kinda icky corn starchy tasting. The other pieces were great, though :)

  24. Vanetta says:

    Yu-uum! My husband is allergic to eggs and I’m always looking for ways to cook foods he can’t normally have. I added apple pie spice, used almond milk and some cranberry cinnamon bread I baked a few days ago. Unbelievably tasty! Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much! So glad your family enjoyed this recipe! Your version with apple pie spice and almond milk sounds great! I’ll have to try making this recipe with freshly baked bread!

  25. Victoria says:

    I am a mom of 5. All 4 of my girls have been living gluten free since 2004, jealous their little brother could eat anything…until last October. We all hated the limitations of gluten free living but celiac disease is not something to ignore. In October my son was diagnosed as egg, dairy, wheat allergy. My girls are now grateful gluten is their ONLY issue! Now I hunt for food for HIM…and your french toast recipe (with rice milk and gemf bread and topped with strawberry jam)) was a godsend this a.m.!! No more being left out!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. MOMables says:

      so glad your family enjoyed the recipe Victoria!

    2. So glad you enjoyed this recipe! I’ve never made this recipe with GF myself, but I’m going to have to make it for my brother who has Celiac as well! Let me know if you’re in the hunt for any other GF products or recipes and I can try to assist. My brother has had Celiac for more than 10 yrs. now and I bake/cook for him all the time!

  26. TL says:

    Have you tried this as a dairy and egg free recipe? Coconut/almond/soy milk instead of cow’s milk and oil in the pan instead of butter?

    1. MOMables says:

      No, but you can try it. I’ve tried it as shown. It’s egg free.

    2. Jason P says:

      Used a vanilla soy milk (Earth Balance) and omitted the extra vanilla. Turned out great!

  27. TIffany says:

    This sounds yummy. I love that this is great for vegetarians as well as others who have issues with dairy. Love the photos too.

  28. RK says:

    I have made this several times and it turns out great every time! My daughter loves it!

    Thank you!

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