This Just Egg French Toast recipe is a twist on traditional French toast. Using Just Egg, a plant-based egg alternative, makes this recipe easy and delicious. Made with only six ingredients, you’ll be singing, “come and get it” in no time!
French toast is a beloved breakfast staple that’s enjoyed all around the world. Slices of crusty bread are dipped into a mixture of eggs, milk, and often sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, before being pan-fried in butter or oil. The result is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
So, how can you make French toast egg and dairy free? It’s pretty easy, really. My Eggless French Toast uses tofu. This Just Eggs French toast is another way to do it.
Whether you’re vegan, allergic to eggs, or just looking to try something new, this recipe is sure to be a hit.
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Just Egg — A plant-based egg alternative made from mung beans. You can find it in health food stores or the health food section of most major grocery store chains.
- Plant-based milk — Use your favorite, like soy or almond milk. Or you can choose a creamier option, like cashew nut milk or pecan nut milk.
- Spice — We’ll add a bit of pumpkin pie spice, or you can substitute ground cinnamon.
- Vanilla — I like adding vanilla extract for flavor. If your plant-based milk is vanilla-flavored, you may not need to add additional vanilla.
- Maple syrup — I like adding a bit of sweetness to the batter. You can use maple syrup, maple syrup alternative, agave nectar, or plant-based honey.
- Bread — The best bread for French toast comes down to your preference. You may prefer a softer, sweeter bread like brioche. Or maybe you like a denser, more savory bread like sourdough. Experiment with different types of vegan breads to find your perfect match!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- FUN — Everyone is excited when French Toast is on the menu. It makes it fun to make it every time!
- EASY — Made with only six ingredients, this French toast is easy to make!
- BRUNCH FAVORITE — Make the sauce the day before so you can dunk the bread, cook it, and serve it fresh for a big brunch party!
Can you make French Toast with Just Eggs?
Just Eggs is a mung bean-based egg alternative that you can use to make French toast, breakfast scrambles, and more.
Can you freeze French toast?
Yes, French toast is a freezer-friendly recipe. Let it come to room temperature, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. It will keep up to 2 months.
There are many delicious dishes and toppings you can serve with French toast to create a tasty and well-rounded breakfast or brunch. Here are a few ideas:
- Fruit — Sliced bananas, berries, or other fruit is a healthy and refreshing option to serve with French toast.
- Syrup — Maple syrup is the classic choice for French toast, but you could also try other flavors like maple syrup substitute, vegan honey, agave nectar, or blueberry syrup.
- Whipped cream — A dollop of coconut whipped cream or some vegan mascarpone adds a creamy, indulgent touch.
- Nut butter — Spread on some nut butter, such as peanut butter or almond butter for a protein-packed twist.
- Jam or jelly — A spoonful of your favorite jam, such as chia seed jam, adds a sweet and fruity flavor.
- Veggie Bacon — For a savory twist, try serving your French toast with some crispy tempeh bacon on the side.
- Scramble — For a more substantial meal, add some scrambled tofu to your plate.
- Veggie Sausage — Grilled or fried vegan sausage patties combine nicely with maple syrup on the plate.
- Potatoes — Some crispy air-fryer French fries make a great side dish any time of day.
These are just a few ideas, but the possibilities are endless! Feel free to get creative and mix and match different toppings to find your perfect Just Egg French toast combination.
Store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. They can be frozen in freezer-safe containers or bags for up to 2 months.
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Just Egg French Toast
- ¾ cup Just Egg
- ¾ cup plant-based milk (soy or almond milk)
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (substitute ground cinnamon)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 10 slices sturdy bread
- Pour the Just Egg, milk, spice, vanilla, and maple syrup in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Preheat a griddle to medium heat, or 350°F/175°C. Spray with vegetable cooking spray or add up to a teaspoon of coconut oil.
- Dip each bread slice in the Just Egg mixture. If you're using thin bread like sandwich bread, leave the slice in the sauce for a few seconds on each side. This bread absorbs quickly, and it won't need long. If you're using sturdier bread or dry bread, dip each side for longer, like 20 to 30 seconds.
- Place the dipped bread on the heated griddle and cook for up to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown on the edges.
- Top with your favorite toppings, such as coconut whipped cream, maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
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Best Bread for French ToastThe best bread for French toast comes down to personal preference. Some prefer a softer, sweeter bread like brioche, while others prefer a denser, more savory bread like sourdough. Experiment with different types of vegan bread to find your perfect match!
Dipping TipI like to squeeze the slice of bread in the sauce to encourage it to act like a sponge and absorb as much sauce as possible. You don’t want to smash the bread, but a gentle squeeze works excellently.
CookingIf you flip your slice too early and the topping comes off (sticks to the pan), add a little bit more sauce on top and then flip it again.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.