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Vegan French Toast

40 min

Breakfast

French toast can make any morning feel extra special. Pile these toasts high with your favourite toppings, and gobble away!

Servings

(2 slices per serving)

Total

40 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

30 min

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Ingredients

Batter

  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp (5 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp
    ground cardamom (optional)
  • ¼ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground nutmeg (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground cloves (optional)

Assembly

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 10
    thick slices of bread

Toppings

  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 2 cups (300 g)
    fresh mixed berries
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Directions

  1. Add all of the batter ingredients to a wide, shallow bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat with a bit of oil.
  3. Dip the slices of bread into the mixture, letting it soak for a few seconds before flipping and covering the other side. Let the excess batter drip off, or wipe off if needed.
  4. Place the soaked slices onto the frying pan, and let it cook for 2 - 3 minutes, until golden, before flipping. Repeat on the second side.
  5. Flip again to crisp the outside further, another minute or so on each side. Add more oil as needed between batches.
  6. Remove from the pan and serve with your favourite toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Stale bread is preferred, otherwise the toasts get too soggy, especially in the middle.

Storage

  • Best if enjoyed immediately.
  • Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 83%

thick slice of day-old bread

Proteins 1%

nutritional yeast flakes

ground flaxseeds

Fruits & Veggies 16%

fresh mixed berries

Calcium

unsweetened coconut yogurt

Fat

canned light coconut milk

ground flaxseeds

vegetable oil

Nutrition info

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Melisa - Feb. 25, 2024, 5:12 p.m.

They are absolutely perfect!!


Cynthia D - Feb. 11, 2024, 10:08 a.m.

Delicious & easy to make!


Rittwika Sardar - Feb. 2, 2024, 4:39 a.m.

That's an amazing, easy recipe . I will make it this weekend and enjoy with my Mum and Dad ..☺

PUL Team - Feb. 2, 2024, 6:05 a.m.

Aww hope you enjoy it with your mum and dad, Rittwika!


Dimitra - Jan. 23, 2024, 9:31 p.m.

Delicious for starting the day!


Alessandra Bordone - Jan. 23, 2024, 11:02 a.m.

Spaziali 🤤🥹


Hannah C. Rosenblatt - Jan. 23, 2024, 10:59 a.m.

This was my first French toast ever. It got more wobbly than expected (I tough it would become more crispy?) but was very tasty and interesting to chew altogether 😅
I used thawed bread - maybe it need to be fresh. I'll try it 😊

Roosa Rantanen - Feb. 22, 2024, 9:37 p.m.

They are not meant to be crispy and old bread is the best. The french called this Pain perdu, which translates to "wasted bread" :)


Sahiti Ravulapati - Jan. 22, 2024, 10:33 a.m.

Prepared it for the first time. Have to taste it yet. But it looks yum


Taina - Jan. 14, 2024, 12:08 p.m.

French Toast was my favorite dish as a kid. I haven’t prepared it in a really long time, because I didn’t know a good vegan recipe. I really loved this one! With the yogurt it is creamy, the toast tastes like a warm hug and the berries give the dish a delicious lightness.

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2024, 11:39 p.m.

Aww love when we're able to re-create childhood favourites 🥰 thanks for the glowing review, Taina!


Idi Bradley - Jan. 13, 2024, 10:33 p.m.

I'm a UX designer and this app has been the best app I have ever interacted with. I can tell there is so much passion and care from the people behind it. Thank you

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2024, 11:33 p.m.

Oh my gosh what a huge compliment, Idi! Thank you for the glowing review 🥰


N Mart - Jan. 12, 2024, 10:52 p.m.

This is delicious


Ari - Jan. 10, 2024, 5:32 p.m.

Dear Sadia and PUL team,
I pick this random recipe to thank you for the amazing work that you do every single day. Your recipes are incredible and they bring me so much joy every time I scroll through your website or instagram page.
I also wanted to share with you the fact that, a few days ago, I created an arsenal of vegan recipes for my best friend (who's leaving to study abroad for 6 months) to encourage her to - at least - try a few plant-based recipes. And, drum roll please.... 90% of the recipes I chose come from this website! So thank you for helping me.

I admire you for always having new and exciting ideas, sharing with us the most delicious food, taking mouth-watering pictures and showing the world that vegan doesn't mean bland, boring and repetitive.

I appreciate you more than words can say.
Have a wonderful rest of your week!

PUL Team - Jan. 11, 2024, 1:34 a.m.

Oh, Ari, you're incredible! How kind of you to make a bundle for your best friend too 🥰 Your support truly fuels our passion, and we're so grateful to have you in our PUL community. It means the world to us that our recipes bring joy to your kitchen. Here's to make delicious adventures ahead 🤗✨


Pooja - Jan. 6, 2024, 5:44 p.m.

I never like French toast before but as usual a Pick Up Limes recipe changed my taste 😍 The coconut milk and spices make it so yummy. Love the yoghurt topping as opposed to usual whipped cream you get served at a restaurant. It’ll be a staple weekend breakfast in our household.

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2024, 12:06 a.m.

Aww thank you for the glowing review, Pooja, it means the world! We hope you continue to love the Vegan French Toast 🤩


Cate Gahan - Jan. 6, 2024, 10:55 a.m.

This recipe is soo good! Super easy to make and by far the best French toast recipe I've tried.

PUL Team - Jan. 8, 2024, 11:39 p.m.

Woohoo! What a lovely compliment, Cate, thanks a bunch ☺️


Louise Magnusson - Jan. 2, 2024, 7:12 p.m.

Yummy recipe, and it is amazing that this luxurious breakfast is not difficult to make. I used slices of walnut bread that was great: the pieces of walnuts gave a nice extra crunch in addition to the fried crust😋
I used oat beverage in the batter, and I served my toasts with coconut yoghurt and strawberry jam.

This recipe reminds me so much of the Swedish counterpart called ‘fattiga riddare’, normally eaten as a dessert, which I ate during my childhood. Great walk along the memory lane at breakfast😂

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2024, 11:46 p.m.

Hey there, Louise, aw we're so happy that the french toast was enjoyed and love the connection to fattiga riddare! We'll be sure to give this a try with walnut bread 🤩


meenakshi pardasani - Jan. 2, 2024, 12:44 a.m.

amazing recipe!


Kathy Birkett - Dec. 31, 2023, 6:59 p.m.

I got this site for Christmas! I have made a few recipes already! I just noticed the comment section, however. I will use it in the future. I am so excited. This is the most truly interactive site of all time! ❤️

PUL Team - Jan. 3, 2024, 6:31 a.m.

Awe a very warm welcome, Kathy! We're so happy to continue this adventure together 💛🌱


Kathy Birkett - Dec. 31, 2023, 6:57 p.m.

So good!


Aileen - Dec. 20, 2023, 11:01 a.m.

Delicious! Definitely recommend making.


Priyanka Rajput - Dec. 19, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

The recipe looks yum. I am going to try it tomorrow. Is it possible to replace the flax seeds though? I don't like their taste.

Thanks

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2023, 6:20 p.m.

Hey there, Priyanka, you can replace the flax seeds with ground chia seeds. You could also omit them altogether, but the batter may not stick to the toast as nicely. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try 😊

Priyanka Rajput - Dec. 22, 2023, 1:13 p.m.

I tried replacing the flax seeds with corn flour and the result was fine. I will try with chia seeds next time. Thanks for answering


Lily White - Dec. 16, 2023, 4:44 a.m.

chouette


Margaret - Dec. 13, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

I used some vegan Hokkaido milk bread and used almond milk instead of coconut milk. Turned out insane! Definitely one of my fave breakfasts! ;)

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:24 a.m.

Aww we're so happy that the Vegan French Toast was enjoyed, Margaret, thank you! 🤩


jc - Dec. 12, 2023, 9:56 a.m.

Deeee-licious!!


Erica C - Dec. 6, 2023, 9:55 p.m.

Just made it and Aamaziiingg!!
Thank you so much and the app is top notch! I never seen anything like it. I’ve been following you in Youtube for many years. Love the channel and everything you all do.
Thank You for creating this app! 🤩🤩

PUL Team - Dec. 7, 2023, 3:49 a.m.

Awe thanks for supporting for us for all these years, Erica, you’re the best! Excited to continue this culinary adventure together 🙌

Pauline - Dec. 7, 2023, 8:23 p.m.

It is well deserved, thanks for all your efforts of creating absolutely mind blowing recipes that we can do day to day life, with fantastic photos and simple steps... thanks to you endlessly


Kayla G - Dec. 3, 2023, 3:20 a.m.

I didn't have fresh berries so used frozen I heated them up in a pan with a touch of sugar and it turned out great. Very delicious I look forward to making this recipe again! 😋

PUL Team - Dec. 4, 2023, 12:19 a.m.

Yayy we're so glad that the French toast was enjoyed, Kayla, thank you!


Tom - Dec. 2, 2023, 8:40 p.m.

Easy, quick, and absolutely delicious!!!


Thom - Dec. 2, 2023, 4:37 p.m.

Incredible!!


erica bulow - Dec. 2, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

Used cinnamon swirl bread and kids loved it with coconut whipped cream and berries. Great to make as French toast fingers to freeze and have for lunches.

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2023, 8:45 p.m.

Ooo cinnamon swirl bread sounds incredible, Erica! We're so happy the little ones enjoyed the french toast recipe as well 😃


Lily White - Dec. 1, 2023, 11:01 p.m.

ground coconut powder also handy for puddings, sweets 🧁🎂🎂


Célia - Dec. 1, 2023, 10:13 p.m.

That’s delicious!! Thanks for this amazing recipe. I took a picture but unfortunately I can’t link it

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2023, 3:18 a.m.

Hey Célia, we've noted down the feedback for adding pictures to the comment section. In the meantime, we'd love to see your creations on Instagram with the tag #pickuplimes or @pickuplimes. You can also join our PUL App discord to share pictures. If you'd like to join, send us an email to [email protected] 🤗

Célia - Dec. 2, 2023, 3:45 a.m.

Thanks for your Quick reply on my comment! I am not on any social media except YouTube so I sent you my take on your delightful French toast recipe.
Keep up the great work. I have been following your team for a long time and that’s such a great experience to work with your husband. You two are wonderdul! Lots of support from the other end of the world in Noumea, New Caledonia. ❤️🌴☀️

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

Oh, Célia, you're the best! Your support means the world, and we can't wait to see your future creations. Sending lots of love to Noumea 💛


Laura Kirton - Dec. 1, 2023, 4:43 p.m.

This is the best French toast I've ever tasted!


Shirline Davis - Dec. 1, 2023, 11:55 a.m.

As a Vegan Chef and Restaurant Owner...I LOVE THIS APP AWESOME RECIPE..love the fact of not using processed plant based egg ...🤟✌️❤️

PUL Team - Dec. 2, 2023, 2:56 a.m.

Woop woop! So happy that you're enjoyed the app and french toast recipe, Shirline, thank you 🤩


Sandra - Dec. 1, 2023, 11:12 a.m.

This is so good and comforting. The perfect breakfast for a slow morning


Chiara - Nov. 26, 2023, 12:52 p.m.

Made this today with homemade sourdough bread, with vanilla coconut yogurt and raspberries. It was amazing!

PUL Team - Nov. 26, 2023, 10:37 p.m.

Homemade sourdough sounds incredible, Chiara, thank you! So glad that the french toast was enjoyed 😊