Vegan Pumpkin French Toast tastes like fall on a plate! So cozy, moist, and sweet, this pumpkin pie flavored breakfast is ridiculously easy to make. Serve with a pat of vegan butter and pure maple syrup for a delicious autumn treat!
This Pumpkin French Toast is so incredibly moist on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Each bite is loaded with pumpkin pie spice, filling you up with the flavors of fall! Enjoying a pumpkin-flavored breakfast, similar to my Pumpkin Waffles and Pumpkin Scones, is really the best way to start the day during the season.
It really couldn’t be easier to transform a classic french toast recipe into a pumpkin-infused fall treat. All you have to do is mix pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice into a dairy free and eggless batter. The secret ingredient in this sweet batter will guarantee every slice is super moist on the inside and crispy and warming on the outside.
Is french toast vegan?
Most french toast recipes are made with eggs to coat the bread and give it that classic creamy inside and crispy outside. Instead, the eggless french toast batter combines pumpkin puree, warming spices, and the secret ingredient: cornstarch! You won’t miss the eggs at all as you bite into the super moist and decadent vegan french toast.
How to make it
Pumpkin spice french toast is probably even easier to make than the classic recipe.
- Whisk the milk, pumpkin, cornstarch, brown sugar, vanilla, and spices together in a wide, shallow bowl.
- Dip each slice of bread in the batter to coat both sides.
- Fry the slice on a pan with vegan butter until it’s crispy and golden brown.
- Flip and cook the other side. When ready, serve the french toast with maple syrup, vegan butter, powdered sugar, vegan whipped cream, and pecans!
What kind of bread is best for french toast?
My favorite bread to use for french toast is thick slices of Texas toast, french bread, ciabatta, or sourdough. No matter the kind of bread you use, make sure it’s at least 1 day old. If the bread is too fresh or soft, it’s more likely to become soggy when coated in the batter.
Tips and substitutions
- Gluten free – Simply use your favorite gluten free bread.
- Dairy free milk – Use your favorite! Almond, oat, cashew, or soy milk are all great choices.
- Serving – Top your slices with fall-themed toppings, like chopped pecans, stewed apples, or maple syrup. The classics, like vegan butter, powdered sugar and vegan whipped cream, are good too! Don’t forget a batch of these Pumpkin Pancakes or Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls on the side.
- Storing – French toast is best served right after cooking, but it can be kept in the refrigerator, wrapped well, for up to 3 days. Reheat in a toaster until warm and crisp.
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Pumpkin French Toast
- In a shallow bowl, wide enough to fit a piece of bread, whisk together the milk, pumpkin puree, cornstarch, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger together until well combined.
- In a large non-stick pan, add a tablespoon or so of vegan butter (or coconut oil) over medium-high heat and let it melt. Whisk the batter once more right before dipping the bread.
- Dip each side of the bread, then add to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Add more vegan butter to the pan as needed between slices.
- Serve with vegan butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar and perhaps some vegan whipped cream and/or chopped pecans. Enjoy!
- May use any non-dairy milk here, such as almond, cashew, oat or coconut.
- For gluten free, use your favorite gluten free bread.
- The best bread to use for french toast is something thick and a day or two old, if possible. I used Texas toast, which happened to be vegan. I also like sourdough or ciabatta.