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 bread that can hold the liquid so you can enjoy pillowy-soft middles. Heartier and thicker slices is recommended, but if you use white bread, make sure to not soak it for too long so that it falls apart when lifting it out of the dish.
Read all about the best breads for French toast here.
I also recommend using regular full-fat milk for this french toast since it’s thicker than skim. That said, use what you have, including any dairy-free milk. If you’re all out of milk, then you can try my no milk French toast here.
Recipe Video for French Toast Without Eggs
Watch this video to see the delicious egg-free french toast come together for yourself!
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 is complete without tasty French toast 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
- ½ cup milk, your favorite
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 2 slices bread, thicker is better
- 2 tablespoons butter or spray, for grilling
- ½ cup sliced strawberries, for serving
- Maple syrup, for serving
Make the wet mixture:
- In a shallow dish with sides combine the milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until everything is combined and the cornstarch is dissolved.
- 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.
- Heat a large, nonstick pan over medium heat.
- 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.
- Top the french toast with berries, syrup, or your favorite toppings.