A classic recipe you won't even know is vegan
French toast is a brunch staple. One that vegans miss when they adopt a plant-based lifestyle.
This recipe substitutes eggs with the newest superfood, aquafaba (we’ll explain below).
Most importantly, with this vegan french toast recipe, you get:
- Perfect texture.
- Perfect taste.
- Perfect look (especially when you add blueberries and granola on top!).
Make some this weekend, you won’t be able to tell the difference!
No eggs, no problem: Introducing Aquafaba
Aquafaba is new to us, but also pretty new to the plant-based community.
The literal translation is “bean water.”
More specifically, aquafaba is the water from a can of chickpeas.
Yep, that water you pour down the drain.
Well stop doing that!
This protein-packed water is an excellent replacement for eggs.
Aquafaba has that same slimy consistency as an egg white and is therefore a vegan miracle.
People are making meringues, mousse (our recipe here), and even mayo out of this chickpea brine.
I know, I know. It sounds kind of gross. And I’d be lying if I said it didn’t freak me out a little at first.
But it doesn’t really taste like anything. Kind of like tofu, it has a mild protein-like taste, but it really takes its flavor from whatever you serve it with.
Meaning… I can make french toast (even after veganizing our kitchen)!
With a little help from our Vitamix, this recipe was just as easy as using real eggs. It’s earned a spot in our weekend brunch rotation. Add it to yours!
Useful tips for Vegan French Toast
Make one of our hummus recipes so your chickpeas don’t go to waste. We used our chickpeas and refrigerated our aquafaba until we were ready to use it.
A high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, helps you get the correct “egg-white” texture. We blended our aquafaba for 90 seconds to get a fluffy texture.
P.S. In England, french toast is called eggy bread. Thinking if you make this recipe there, you’ll have to rename it beany bread 🙂
P.P.S - Serve with coffee!
Classic french toast recipe substituting eggs for aqaufaba (chickpea brine).
- aquafaba (chickpea water) - 1 can's worth
- almond milk - 1/4 cup (60 mL)
- cinnamon - 1 tsp. (2.6 g)
- bread - 6 pieces
- coconut oil - for grilling
- Add you aquafaba to your Vitamix container
- Blend on high for 90 seconds (should fluff up)
- Add you fluffy aquafaba to a bowl with almond milk and cinnamon
- OPTIONAL: add vanilla extract for more flavor
- Dip your bread in the mixture until both sides covered
- Grill both sides of bread until browned and crispy
- Top with fancy toppings (we used pure maple, blueberries, and granola)
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
- Have a great morning!