French toast is a breakfast fave. It’s super yummy and made with just a few basic ingredients like bread, eggs, and milk. But what do you do when you’re out of eggs? No biggie, my friend. I got you covered.
I’m someone who loves to cook up a storm when it comes to breakfast, and I’ve got a perfect recipe if you want to avoid dairy and eggs in your French toast. I’m excited to share it with you today!
It’s time to take your breakfast game up a notch. Put on that apron and join me in this egg-free culinary adventure: First, we’ll go over the basics. Then, spicing things up with my personal favorite variations – these will really surprise you. So buckle up; it’s gonna be an exciting journey filled with unforgettable flavors of classic French toast.
Quick Start Guide:
Here’s how to make french toast without eggs. Mix 1 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of castor sugar. Add 1/2 tsp each of ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and unsalted butter. Finally, a pinch of nutritional yeast. Use thick bread. Dunk it in the mixture and cook each slice 1-2 minutes per side.
Why You’ll Love This Eggless French Toast Recipe?
If you’re vegan or allergic to eggs, baking without them may seem daunting. Don’t worry; I’ve been there too. But trust me, egg-free recipes can be just as mouth-watering and even easier than traditional ones.
Take eggless French toast; it may seem crucial to use eggs, but I’m here to tell you it’s not. I actually prefer the custardy texture of vegan French toast over the omelet-like flavor of traditional recipes with too many eggs. Plus, this recipe only takes less than 20 minutes to make.
Let’s whip up the ultimate Eggless French Toast together.
Ingredients Needed & Substitutions
To whip it up, here’s what you’ll need:
- First things first, let’s talk bread. You want to use some stale sandwich bread, cut in thick slices, for the best results. But hey, you don’t have to stick to one type of bread. I usually go with whole wheat, French or Italian bread, sourdough, rye, multigrain bread, rustic bread, or even Texas toast. The options are endless, so go wild!
- Now, onto the milk. If you want that creamy texture and the best flavor, use a cup of whole milk. Trust me, it makes a difference.
- To add some texture and create a crispy toast, you gotta mix in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch or custard powder. Personally, I swear by Brown and Polson’s custard powder, which you can get at most Indian stores. But hey, cornstarch works too.
- A little sweetness goes a long way in making the perfect French toast. I prefer using 2 tablespoons of castor sugar, but powdered sugar always works well.
- For extra flavor, add in 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. The smells really pop with these two incognito heroes, trust me.
- Don’t forget to add some salt! Just a pinch, about 1/8th teaspoon, really makes a difference in enhancing the flavors.
- To cook the French toast to perfection, use about 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter for each slice of bread.
- And finally, to give your French toast an extra kick, sprinkle some nutritional yeast in there. It really brings a rich and savory flavor to your breakfast. If you don’t have any nutritional yeast in hand, go ahead and add an extra tablespoon of cornstarch. That does the trick too.
For serving, the options are endless! My personal favorite toppings include pure maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar, and fresh berries.
How to Make French Toast Without Eggs – Step By Step Process
Here’s a quick rundown on how to make egg free French toast just the way I like it:
- First, whisk together milk, cornstarch/custard powder, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl till thoroughly combined. I like my French toast sweet, so I go heavy on the sugar!
- Next, melt some butter in a skillet over medium heat. Dip your bread slices into the milk mixture and make sure both sides are coated well.
- If you use thin slices like regular bread, don’t let them soak in the mixture too long, or they may get soggy. But if you’re like me and love thick slices of Texas toast, give them enough time to soak up that milk-cornstarch mixture.
- Once your bread is nice and soaked up, shake off any extra mixture and put it on the skillet. Cook on one side till it turns a nice golden brown, approximately 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Then flip your toast using a spatula and cook the other side till it turns golden brown too, another 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. And here’s a little hack – whisk the batter each time before using it, as the cornstarch can settle at the bottom.
- Depending on your skillet size, you can cook 2-3 toasts simultaneously. Be sure to prepare the rest of the French toasts in the same way.
- Now comes the best part; time to dig in! Serve your delicious French toast drizzled with maple syrup and your favorite toppings. Trust me, it’s the bomb.
Are you stuck with French toast leftovers and unsure of what to do? No worries – I’ve got just the answer. Let those delicious slices cool down, then wrap each one up nicely in plastic or aluminum foil for easy storage. That way they’ll stay fresh for a few tasty days afterward.
You can enjoy your favorite snacks for even longer. Wrap each piece in plastic or aluminum foil. Then, put them all into a freezer-safe bag or container. Please don’t forget to label it so you know what’s inside! Stored this way, they’ll remain delicious and fresh for one to two months.
When it’s time to enjoy your leftovers, you’ve got plenty of reheating choices. Toast them up in the morning for a quick and tasty breakfast. Or preheat the oven and pop ’em in for 8-10 minutes; oh- so-crispy perfection is guaranteed. Need something faster? Throw on some damp paper towel then give those microwaves 20 seconds at a time until they’re hot again.
This dish is already lightly sweet, but adding some maple syrup is always an option if it tickles your fancy. I recommend topping it off with some fresh strawberries and blueberries but feel free to get creative and add bananas or chocolate sauce to spice things up even more. There are so many other fruits that will take this breakfast favorite to the next level such as raspberries, blackberries, mulberries – the list goes on. Now, I’m a massive fan of nuts, so I always like to sprinkle walnuts and pistachios on top.
Recipe Tips to Make the Best Eggless French Toast
If you’re trying to make eggless French toast that’s both tasty and full of flavor, I’ve got some tips that might help.
- Instead of pre-sliced bread, grab a loaf and make sure your slices are thick. The thicker they are, the better result you’ll get when frying.
- Give your breakfast an added punch of flavor with some chopped nuts. They give it a great crunch and texture. You can also add a touch of sweetness by adding honey or brown sugar. If you want to take things up the notch, throw in just a pinch of almond extract for something truly delicious.
- Replace the milk with heavy cream to get a more delightful creamy texture. If you’re on the vegan side of life, use plant-based substitutes like oil and dairy-free milk instead. There’s no better way to satisfy cravings while staying healthy too.
- Need a custard fix? Cornstarch can be your secret ingredient, plus adding in some vanilla extract will make it taste just like the real thing.
- When it comes to frying your toast, use any flavorless oil you have on hand, like vegetable oil.
- If you’re feeling adventurous, get creative with some toppings. Maple syrup and honey are always delicious options, but fruits like bananas, apples, and berries can take your dish to the next level. I personally love sprinkling a bit of powdered sugar or cinnamon for an extra flavor – then again maybe even try them all together.
Best Egg-Free Bread For French Toasts
If you want to make the perfect French toast, it all starts with the bread. I mean, you have to choose correctly so you get the right level of crispiness on the outside but still keep it soft and delicious on the inside. For a truly delicious breakfast, choose egg-free Brioche or Challah. If you’re short on time, pre-sliced options like Texas Toast and Brioche Style Bread Loaf can be great standbys too! However, you make it though – fluffy homemade brioche or store-bought shortcuts – rest assured that when done right french toast is always ooey gooey good.
If you’re looking for some vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options for your recipes, I’ve got you covered.
- For a dairy-free version, replace dairy milk with non-dairy milk. You can use almond, cashew, or oat-based milk. And to make it vegan, replace both milk and butter with plant-based alternatives.
- Love chocolate too much to miss out? Add cocoa powder and chocolate chips directly into your batter mixture. love to serve it topped with fresh strawberries or whipped cream.
- If you are gluten intolerant, you can also substitute regular bread with gluten-free bread.
- If you’re after more citrus then swap out the milk with orange juice or pineapple juice – it’s insanely delicious (I promise!).
- Coconut fanatics rejoice as coconut milk is an excellent replacement too.
- You can even add in some almond extract, or get creative and make it savory with herbs and spices such as thyme or rosemary.
- Lastly, don’t forget about Nutella fans. Spread some between two bread slices and dip them straight into that flavorful but eggless batter mix. You can top them with whipped cream, fresh fruit, or simply dust some powdered sugar on top.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Can You Freeze French Toast?
Yes. If you’re short on time, french toast is a great dish to have handy in the freezer. Cook it up as usual and allow it to cool before storing it. Wrapping each slice with parchment paper or plastic wrap helps keep the texture intact – perfect for those days when breakfast needs an extra touch of convenience without sacrificing taste. Pop them into a freezer bag and they’ll stay good for 1-2 months.
How to Keep Your French Toast Warm?
When I’m cooking for a crowd, I don’t want to keep my guests waiting. I start by preheating my oven to 250º F and slip my plate in there. That way I don’t have to keep an eye on the toast. And let me tell you, it always comes out perfectly. Plus, it’s a great excuse to chat with my family and friends.
Can I use Gluten-free Bread?
Good question. So, if you’re gluten intolerant, no need to worry. You can replace regular bread with gluten-free options and follow the same instructions I mentioned earlier. Usually, I prefer to use either pre-sliced Gluten-free Brioche or Challah for best results. I love the texture and how it holds together even when it’s toasted.
Can I Make French Toast Fat-Free?
Of course, you’ve got this. A non-stick pan and flavorless oil to avoid that unnecessary fat and calories are all you need. Whenever I’m making pancakes, I grab any low-cal cooking spray I’ve got in the kitchen. But listen, if that doesn’t work for you, you can try some butter or even coconut oil. I found that they make pancakes a beautiful golden color, without adding too much fat.
What is the Reason Behind My Soggy French Toast?
Yuck, nobody likes mushy toast. Well, the problem might be having too much liquid in your batter. To fix this, here’s a little trick: mix your batter and let it sit for about 10 minutes before you dip in those bread slices. This way, you won’t have any excess liquids and your toast will absorb all that yummy goodness.
Does Custard Powder Contain Eggs?
Nope, it doesn’t. Instead, it’s made with a delicious blend of cornstarch, sugar, and flavorings. I’ve tried it and the best part is that it has a nice creamy texture that’s similar to real eggs. So, if you’re someone who avoids eggs, but still craves a delicious, creamy French Toast, then my secret ingredient for you is custard powder.
Is French Toast Really French?
Well, you might be surprised to discover its true origin. Legend has it that this delicious breakfast was actually created by an innkeeper named Joseph French – all the way back in 1724. But here’s something even crazier; despite his namesake, he wasn’t quite a grammar genius himself and forgot to add an apostrophe when giving it its name.
Ready to get cooking and let your creative culinary skills shine? Grab a few slices of bread and make the French Toast you’ve always wanted. There’s no wrong way. So go ahead, have fun with it, and top it off however you like. Let us know how delicious yours turns out. Bon appétit!