With the big Thanksgiving dinner behind us, it’s time to focus on a special breakfast because November 28th is National French Toast Day!
French toast, also known as eggy bread, German toast, Spanish toast, and pain perdu, is a dish made of bread that gets soaked in milk and eggs and then pan-fried until golden brown. It’s usually a sweet dish made with vanilla and topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, fruit, and/or syrup.
Of course, we don’t need dairy or eggs to make delicious French toast. We can use all kinds of non-dairy milks. See Which Milk for What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide for All Your Cooking and Baking Needs. When it comes to replacing eggs, that’s also easy to do. Check out How to Cook and Bake Without Eggs and Who Needs Eggs When You Can Make These 21 Dishes Without Them? Tofu and chickpea flour can make an equally delicious batter for making French toast.
We have lots of recipes to help you celebrate National French Toast Day. Look at these 5 Incredible Vegan French Toast Recipes and then start your day with these 10 egg-free French toast recipes.
1. Apple Cornbread French Toast Cake with Roasted Strawberries
Cornbread is pretty perfect on its own, but what happens when you mix it with apples, roasted strawberries, and French toast? You get this Apple Cornbread French Toast with Roasted Strawberries that is even more perfection! This makes a uniquely awesome brunch dish or autumn dessert.
2. Challah French Toast
Everyone knows that one of the best breads for French toast is challah. It’s soft and soaks up the batter, yet it’s hearty and can hold it all. This Challah French Toast is crispy but tender; the challah is so light and delicious! The chickpea flour batter is perfect and topped with maple syrup and fresh fruit, it’s the perfect breakfast or brunch dish.
3. Spiced Chai French Toast
This Spiced Chai French Toast is the most delightful breakfast ever. Once you make French toast with actual French bread, you’ll never go back to any other bread again. Sandwich bread is for sandwiches and French bread is obviously for, well, French toast.
4. Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples
Inspired by The Breakfast Club (the restaurant chain, not the film), this Banana French Toast with Cinnamon Apples is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch. The cinnamon apples on top make this dish decadent and delicious.
5. Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast
Oh yes, you read that title right. All your wildest dreams are going to come true with this super-indulgent and crazy delicious Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast. Have this for a weekend brunch, midweek breakfast or even have it for dinner. It’s thick and luxurious, extra chocolatey, and bittersweet. In short, it’s totally irresistible.
6. Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast
Blended bananas are the perfect substitute for the traditional egg in this decadent Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast recipe. This sweet breakfast is topped with maple syrup and additional fresh strawberries, but a simple sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar or even an additional spoonful of the strawberry filling would both make excellent toppings.
7. French Toast Power Chia Pudding
Okay, these French Toast Power Chia Pudding shots are not actually French toast, but they are inspired by it. These chia shots are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, pre-workout snack, post workout recovery snack or just a midday pick-me-up. They are slightly sweet with a hint of French toast goodness.
8. Banana French Toast
This Banana French Toast uses healthy ingredients like banana, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. It’s flavorful with great texture bite after bite. Each piece is golden brown with a soft, pillowy center. Nothing but goodness here!
9. Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes
Combine breakfast with dessert with these Banana Bread French Toast Cupcakes. These moist cupcakes with a maple frosting combine cinnamon, maple, and banana for a breakfasty-dessert. It’s like having banana bread, French toast, and cupcakes all in one delicious bite.
10. Pepper Jelly Stuffed French Toast with Blackberry Maple Syrup
This Pepper Jelly Stuffed French Toast with Blackberry Maple Syrup is a twist on the popular cream cheese and pepper jelly appetizer, but made so much better since it’s for breakfast! With a crisp crust and a creamy middle, this a sweet and savory way to start the day.
With recipes like these, no one will be hitting the snooze alarm. These make the perfect breakfasts as well as lunch and dinner.
Lead image source: Pepper Jelly Stuffed French Toast with Blackberry Maple Syrup