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Vegan French Toast Casserole

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Resting time: 10 hrs
Total Time: 11 hrs
This decadent Vegan French Toast Casserole can be prepped the night before for the ultimate hands-off breakfast! It has all the flavors of traditional french toast and then some, thanks to the crunchy, sweet topping.
plate with vegan french toast casserole and fork

Ingredients

  • 1 day old large loaf (14-16 ounces) french or sourdough bread* cut into 1 inch cubes (about 10 cups)
  • 12 ounces silken tofu
  • (1) 13.5-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping

Instructions

  • Prepare the bread: Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes. I do this by first slicing the loaf, then cutting into smaller cubes. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish, and add the bread cubes to it.
  • Make the custard: In a blender, add the silken tofu (drained of water if needed), coconut milk, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the custard over the bread cubes. Using your hands, press the bread down into the custard a few times, until the bread is soaked in it. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours. You can bake it immediately if you prefer.
  • In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Then cut the vegan butter in with a fork or your fingers. Sprinkle this over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown on top and cooked throughout.
  • Sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve with warm, pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. You MUST use day old, dried out bread for the casserole. If you use moist, fresh bread, you will have a soggy casserole and it will not taste good! Sometimes you can even buy day old bread at your grocery store, discounted. If you only have fresh, cut it up and let it sit at room temperature, uncovered for a few hours to dry out.
  2. You can use mori-nu silken tofu, or the silken tofu packed in water. Simply drain all the water you can from the packaging before using.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 404mg, Potassium: 167mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 3mg