How to make the BEST Vegan French Toast! So easy to make in just 10 minutes, using everyday ingredients. You won’t miss the eggs at all in this delicious weekend morning breakfast. A secret ingredient makes these french toast incredibly crisp, thick and perfect!

vegan french toast on a plate with syrup on it.

French toast was one of the first meals I started making for myself as a kid. There wasn’t a lot of cooking or baking going on in my home growing up, in fact I lived on mostly convenience foods like canned spaghettios, ravioli and pop tarts. But we did make french toast a lot, especially on the weekends! It was easy, fast and simply delicious. 

I had never made a vegan version of french toast before testing this recipe. Honestly, I was quite doubtful it would work, or be delicious enough to even post here. I have seen recipes for vegan french toast before, but I really couldn’t see how they could possibly taste as good as the nostalgic breakfast of my childhood.

Well, I was SO wrong! My family and I were SHOCKED at how good this vegan french toast tasted, and we ate the first batch up in about 5 minutes flat. Creamy on the inside (but NOT soggy at all), crispy on the outside, with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The perfect french toast, period, and SO darn easy to make!!

stack of vegan french toast on a plate with butter, powdered sugar and syrup.

How can I make Vegan French Toast without eggs?

The secret ingredient in my french toast recipe is so common I’m sure you have it in your pantry right now: Cornstarch. It’s perfect for getting that crisp exterior, and works like a charm as the bread cooks in the pan.

Without eggs, your batter for vegan french toast includes these ingredients: Soy milk (or any other non-dairy milk), cornstarch, ground flaxseeds (just a teaspoon, to help thicken the batter), 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (trust me), maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla.

How do you make vegan french toast?

It’s as easy or easier than the original! Whisk all the batter ingredients in a shallow bowl, large enough to hold a piece of bread. 

ingredients for vegan french toast being mixed in a small bowl.

Heat a little vegan butter or oil in a frying pan. Right before dipping the bread in the batter, whisk the mixture again (cornstarch will settle to the bottom.) Dip a piece of bread in the batter, on both sides, and soak for about 10 seconds. 

thick bread being soaked in the batter for vegan french toast.

Add the bread to the pan, and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with all remaining bread and batter, then serve immediately with maple syrup, powdered sugar and fresh fruit, if desired. 

vegan french toast being cooked in a pan.

What kind of bread is best for french toast?

I used a quality loaf of ciabatta that was 1 day old. It was perfect. I wouldn’t recommend using soft sandwich bread, or your french toast runs the risk of being soggy. Thicker sliced bread works best, that is quite dry, such as french bread, sourdough or even a day old baguette. Smaller bread is fine, you will just have more french toast!

stack of vegan french toast with orange juice in background

I hope you enjoy this Vegan French Toast!!

Want more vegan breakfast recipes? Check any of these out:

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Vegan French Toast

How to make the BEST Vegan French Toast! So easy to make in just 10 minutes, using everyday ingredients. You won't miss the eggs at all in this delicious weekend morning breakfast. A secret ingredient makes these french toast incredibly crisp, thick and perfect!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 people


  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6-8 slices thick sliced quality bread, such as ciabatta or french
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter or coconut oil for frying
  • For serving: maple syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit


  • In a shallow bowl, wide enough to hold a piece of bread, whisk together the soy milk, cornstarch, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Add a little bit of vegan butter/coconut oil to a pan over medium-high heat and melt. Whisk the batter again right before dipping bread, as the cornstarch will settle to the bottom of the bowl. 
  • Dip each side of the bread in the batter and let soak for about 10 seconds, then add the bread to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Add more vegan butter/oil to the pan as needed in between pieces of bread. 
  • Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar and fresh fruit, if desired. 



  1. May use any kind of non-dairy milk, such as soy, coconut, almond, cashew or oat milk.
  2. For gluten free vegan french toast, use gluten free bread.
  3. This recipe does not freeze well, and is best served fresh. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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  1. Can’t believe it , I can have French toast again! Absolutely delicious! Thanks a million for sharing such a great recipe !

    1. We all need some French toast! You are welcome, Faye! Thank you for your wonderful review! Glad you are loving the French toast!

  2. Nora you are the best I swear! I’ve been vegan for over seven years and this was my first time having actual good vegan French toast. I’ve tried making it before with just egg but it just stuck to the pan and separated from the bread. I’ve also had vegan French toast out but this was so much better!! It hit that nostalgia factor perfectly. I can always count on your recipes to come through and I appreciate it so much! Thank you!! I will definitely be making this again. My grandma even made non-vegan French toast earlier in the day, tried mine and said, “This tastes exactly the same as the one I had this morning. It’s just as good!” 🙂

    1. Hi Talia. Your comments on my recipe are so uplifting! Thanks for sharing your fabulous review and feedback! I am so thrilled you enjoyed the French toast! Wishing you lots of happy cooking!

  3. Delicious! Previously, I used Just Egg for the mix but now I can make it with things I have at home. I did use sourdough and would probably let the bread soak longer in the liquid. The french toast tasted great even eating it as cold left overs. I enjoyed it with powdered sugar and maple syrup. Thank you for always sharing wonderful recipes!

    1. You bet, Michelle. I’m so glad you loved the recipe! Thank YOU for your wonderful feedback and review! I appreciate you using my recipes! Happy cooking!

  4. It’s snowing very hard here in Philadelphia and our favorite radio personality has dubbed today “French Toast Friday.” Since I don’t have to go to work today, and because who am I to argue with something as important as FTF, I googled a vegan recipe. I wasn’t surprised to see that your recipe was listed at the top with a 5 star rating! No sooner did I decide to make this, I got a text from my husband (who was sitting across from me) suggesting that we (I) make it. Another true winner, Nora! We absolutely loved it! I had a day-old focaccia that I sliced down and used. It was so delicious, and we will definitely make it again!

    1. Hahaha what a fantastic way to spend a snow day! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and feedback!

  5. Do you know if this recipe would work in a baking dish as an overnight French toast? Soaked overnight and baked in the morning.

    1. Followed this ez recipe to the letter and it turned out great. Paired it with vegan sausage for an immensely satisfying breakfast.

  6. A delicious recipe! I did a very simple version of milk, flax and potato starch with gluten free bread and they tasted wonderful with maple syrup on top!

  7. Delicious French toast recipe – simple, quick, and tasty! We used day-old homemade white French bread, and we can’t wait to make more tomorrow morning!

    Nora, your reliable, delicious dessert recipes keep even ardent non-vegans happy at family gatherings. Thanks for helping me show others that plant-based eating is anything but bland and boring!

    1. I am so glad that everyone is enjoying my recipes! I appreciate you sharing that with me! Thanks for trying this recipe, and for your fabulous review and feedback!

  8. I do believe this is the best vegan French toast ever! Carnivore hubby liked it. This one is a keeper. Thank you!

  9. This recipe is a game changer. I was missing French toast, had tried other recipes and was always disappointed. I use gluten free sour dough bread and it turns out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Fave vegan French toast! For a higher protein version I add a quarter cup of “peanut butter powder” (PB fit is what I use but there are others out there). Works so well that way too. Thanks for this recipe!

  11. I shouldn’t be surprised at how well this turned out because I often use Nora’s recipes and have never been disappointed. This recipe was a big hit with my kids. I loved it too. I did a quick dip in the mix on each side of the bread and it cooked up nice and crispy not soggy at all. We will be making this again!

    1. I’m thrilled the French toast is a hit with your kids! I appreciate your fabulous feedback and review! Happy cooking!

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