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Eggless French Toast

This vegan Eggless French Toast recipe is a delicious, mouth-watering vegan spin on the great breakfast classic. The secret? Nutritional yeast!

Vegan french toast on a white plate

For someone who loves breakfast, there is entirely not enough breakfast on this blog (Update: There are now! Find even more vegetarian breakfast recipes here). So we’re going to change that. Right now.

Starting with this oxymoron…Eggless French Toast. And it’s all made possible by nutritional yeast, transforming this simple mixture of milk, sugar, and spices into a savory alternative to this traditional egg dish.

Eggless french toast on a white plate overhead shot

This was the first recipe I ever made with nutritional yeast. And maybe that’s why I now have an enormous jar of it at the ready in my kitchen.

Because nutritional yeast can be so many things! It can be eggy, savory, cheesy deliciousness, perfect for sprinkling on savory things (like popcorn), or for adding depth of flavor to sweet things (like this French toast)!

Things this recipe is: easy, vegan, filling, sweet, savory, delicious
Things this recipe is not: bland, second tier to the classic, just for vegans

Ingredients for vegan French toast

  • Dairy-Free Milk: You can use plain or flavored, almond or soy (or whatever you have on hand).
  • Flour: Flour helps to thicken the “egg” mixture.
  • Nutritional Yeast: The secret ingredient to this Eggless French Toast! Nutritional yeast adds savory, eggy flavor.
  • Flavor Makers: Brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt help transform this humble mixture into a crave-worthy vegan breakfast.
  • Bread: And of course, the bread. Stale bread is best, but use whatever bread you have on hand!
Spices for french toast

How to make French toast without eggs

The secret to making French toast without eggs is in using nutritional yeast, which brings that distinctly eggy flavor (while being totally vegan). We’ll combine the nutritional yeast with our other flavor makers and milk to create a batter in which to dip our bread!

Bread in French toast liquid

Step 1: Coat the bread in batter
Dip you bread into the batter. Stale bread is best because it won’t become quite as mushy when you dip it in the batter (though I’ve used fresh bread with success as well).

You can also experiment with different types of breads! I used a basic sturdy white bread here, but thick slabs of sourdough or wheat bread work great.

Soaking bread in vegan French toast liquid

Step 2: Cook the French toast
Then simply saute the bread until golden brown! While you can use cooking spray to grease the pan, I prefer to use a bit more fat (like oil or margarine) to give this vegan French toast a delicious and crispy exterior!

French toast in a saute pan

Step 3: Bon Appetit!
Serve up this vegan French toast with a slab of margarine, maple syrup, and/or powdered sugar (along with berries or any fresh fruit you have on hand). Enjoy!

Vegan french toast on a white plate
Vegan french toast on a white plate

Eggless French Toast

This Eggless French Toast is a delicious vegan take on the great breakfast classic. The secret? Nutritional yeast!
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Course: Breakfasts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggless French toast, French toast without eggs, vegan French toast
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
4.7 from 10 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup vanilla soy or almond milk 240 mL
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Β½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 slices bread preferably stale

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Coat: In a medium-sized bowl, mix milk, flour, nutritional yeast, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Dip each slice of bread into mixture, flipping to ensure entire slice is covered.
  • Cook: Place a large skillet over medium heat and grease (with margarine or cooking spray). Cook each slice of toast for about 5 minutes total, flipping to cook each side until brown and slightly crisp.
  • Serve: Serve immediately, topping with syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 4.7g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Rebecca says:

    Really lovely, and easy!
    I added blueberries, sliced banana, and a small scoop of coconut ice cream. Great lazy-weekend breakfast πŸ˜€

    1. Sarah says:

      Ooooh yum! Can’t go wrong with ice cream for breakfast πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad you liked it!

  2. I’ve love your version of this eggless french toast!!! I’ve typically seen eggless french toast made with banana so this is a refreshing spin that looks delicious! What a great way to use nutritional yeast!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Jessica!! The nutritional yeast really makes it so savory and hearty and mmmm πŸ™‚

  3. Ravynne says:

    Wouldn’t using nutritional yeast give it a “cheezy” taste?

    1. Sarah says:

      Nutritional yeast (like eggs) is actually pretty dynamic! It gives an eggy essence to this recipe, and paired with a bit of brown sugar + maple syrup is just what this vegan French toast needs πŸ™‚

  4. jeanine says:

    soooooo happy to find a banana free version of vegan french toast (I’m mega allergic to bananas)

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy I could help, Jeanine!! I’d love to hear how it goes if you try out the recipe πŸ™‚

  5. Alyssa Corley says:

    I used this recipe this morning and changed just a few minor details – it was SO good. I shared your original on my blog and then my changes. Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      SO happy you liked it, Alyssa! It’s such a flexible recipe, happy you could make it your own πŸ™‚

  6. Jaquis says:

    I replaced the all purpose flour with arrow root instead for a much more healthier choice, but other then that the family loved it!4 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Sounds tasty, Jaquis! So happy you all liked it! πŸ˜€

  7. Jacquelin Lorraine says:

    Hey Sarah!!! Sooooooooooo glad I found this recipe. I have never used “nutritional yeast” and cannot abide anything that even remotely tastes like egg. So, can I just use self-rising flour along with the vanilla almond milk, etc. and still achieve the same result???

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Jacquelin! The nutritional yeast is really just for flavor. If you’re not a fan of the flavor you can simply leave it out (though I may add a touch more salt in that case). Quite a forgiving recipe so don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors and spices! πŸ˜€

  8. Brittany says:

    This was my first time making vegan French Toast and I have to say it was delicious! I was out of vanilla extract so I used orange extract(surprisingly good!) and I used about twice as much brown sugar and cinnamon. My non-vegan boyfriend highly approved!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβ™₯️5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      I love your twist with the orange extract! Probably so bright and tasty. Glad they could also win over your non-vegan boyfriend πŸ˜€

  9. Taylor says:

    How do I keep the inside from becoming mushy?4 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Taylor! I haven’t had this happen before. Perhaps lower the heat so the inside can cook fully, then turn up the heat just at the end to toast the outsides πŸ˜€

  10. Katy says:

    Could the nutritional yeast be substituted for ground flax seed?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Katy! The nutritional yeast is more for the flavor (eggy/creamy) than it is for the texture. I’m afraid flax seeds, while thickening up nicely, wouldn’t provide that same “eggy” flavor that we associate with French toast.

  11. Margie says:

    This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. I made it this morning for my husband and I and I have to tell you my husband is a picky eater and I was amazed that he said “this is really good” and didn’t ask questions as to what was in it. I added kale/spinach with strawberries on it and it was amazing.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe as I have slowly started to eat vegan two days ago lol. So far I like it!!!

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy you and your husband liked it, Margie! Happy to help make the start of your vegan journey more tasty πŸ˜€

  12. Amanda says:

    Thank you for this recipe- I made it this morning and it was delicious!! I didn’t have any brown sugar so I used coconut palm sugar instead and it was perfect πŸ™‚ My roommates who aren’t vegan loved it and said they didn’t even notice the missing egg and dairy. I’ll definitely be making this again!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Amanda! πŸ˜€ It makes ya wonder why there was ever a need to put egg in them in the first place, right? So good even without!

  13. Caitlin says:

    Wow we made this recipe this morning and I was floored at how good it was. I never cared for the ones using bananas and now I’m so happy to find such a delicious replacement without eggs.5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Ah, so happy to hear, Caitlin!! πŸ˜€

  14. ally says:

    is the nutritional yeast where all the protein and carbs and good tingz come from?

    1. Sarah says:

      It’s where a lot of the protein and savory flavor is coming from! πŸ˜€

  15. Laura says:

    Delicious! So happy I found this recipe on my plant based journey.5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      Yay! I’m happy you found it too, Laura! πŸ˜€

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