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two slices of vegan french toast on a white plate topped with maple syrup
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The BEST Oat Milk Vegan French Toast Recipe

An oat milk-based vegan French toast recipe that is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. This makes for a delicious breakfast or brunch that is easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 -5 servings
Author: Remy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup optional
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder cornstarch can work as a sub
  • 4-5 slices of gluten-free bread preferably a little on the older side*
  • serve with
  • warmed berries
  • extra cinnamon
  • coconut whip
  • coconut yogurt
  • maple syrup
  • anything you'd like!

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all your ingredients (except bread of course!)
  • Allow this mixture to thicken for at 8-10 minutes, and then give it another quick whisk. This will allow the flax seed to expand and the mixture to thicken slightly.
  • Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat, making sure it's sizzling and ready to go. You can use a little bit of oil of choice or vegan butter if preferred, but if using a good nonstick pan, can omit.
  • Soak each side of the bread into the mixture for about 30-40 seconds on each side, then cook on the pan for about 2-3 minutes each side, or until golden brown. Be patient before flipping, and allow each side to really firm up.
  • Before moving onto the next slice, give the dipping mixture a quick whisk.

Notes

Expert Tips

The Best Bread for French Toast: Since I can’t eat gluten, I catered this recipe toward vegan and gluten free french toast. The type of bread you use can really add texture and flavor to your French toast. If you aren’t gluten-free, feel free to use the regular version of the following bread:

    • Thick Sliced Sandwich Bread
    • Sourdough bread
    • Brioche
    • White Bread
    • Challah 
    • French bread

Milk Alternatives: If you prefer to use a different plant-based milk, you can substitute the oat milk for almond milk. Keep in mind that it’s much thinner and might change the consistency and flavor of the “egg” mixture. If you’d like to sub for another non-dairy milk, try soy milk or coconut milk.

Serving Tips

Toppings: Serve this warm with

    • fresh berries
    • extra cinnamon
    • coconut whip
    • coconut yogurt
    • Drizzle of maple syrup
    • powdered sugar or brown sugar(refined)
    • Peanut butter
    • any of your other favorite toppings!

Storage Tips

For best results, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat over the stovetop and serve with desired toppings. 

To freeze, 

    • Let the cooked vegan french toast cool completely to room temperature.
    • Then flash freeze the cooled French toast in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 10 minutes. This will prevent them from sticking to each other in the bag. 
    • Finally, add the slices to a zip-top freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
    • Pop in the toaster or warm over the stovetop when ready to eat.