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Flax Egg-Less French Toast (VIDEO)

Life-changing dairy-free AND egg-free french toast.

One of my best discoveries as a food allergy mom 14 years ago.

Also great for our milk allergy and vegan friends. See recipe below!

Easy Eggless French Toast


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I had been using applesauce as an egg replacer in baked goods, and it worked well for “1 egg required” recipes.

But there are some recipes for which applesauce will just not do.

Applesauce does not make good French toast.

Neither does banana.

I tried both as egg replacers and they were both a hot mess.

Too soggy. Not good.

So when I finally learned about flax eggs,

it didn’t take me long to wonder if this may work for french toast.

And boy did it!


Eggless French Toast Recipe

I love that the bread crisps up like normal French Toast, no mush at all with this.

And it has a delightful nutty taste from the flax.

If you have egg allergies, you will want to give this a try pronto!

And there’s a new THICK dairy-free bread made by Nature’s Own so look for that and see if it will work for you! (check ingredients, of course)

The recipe is below, and here’s a little video I did in my kitchen.


Easy Eggless French Toast Recipe



1 Tbs ground flax seed
3 Tbs water
1/4 cup dairy-free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (affiliate)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 pieces of dairy-free & egg-free bread
dairy-free butter
maple syrup



If you buy whole flax seeds, put a half cup in your blender and grind them.

Reserve a tablespoon for your French toast and store the rest in the freezer in an airtight container.

Or you can purchase flax seeds already ground, flax meal.

Also, store flax meal in the freezer in an airtight container.

Mix 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water.

Let it sit a few minutes until it reaches egg-like consistency.

The BEST Egg-Free French Toast



Mix your flax egg with the 1/4 cup dairy-free milk in a large shallow dish.

Stir in 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. (optional)

Quickly dip your dairy-free bread in the mixture, LIGHTLY covering both sides.

Try not to let the bread soak through.

Scrape excess mixture off the bread before toasting so it doesn’t cook soggy.

Grease your stove-top griddle (affiliate) liberally with dairy-free butter or coconut oil.

Toast both sides of your bread on the stove at medium high heat like you normally would for French Toast.

Toast about 5 minutes per side until brown and toasted. Time depends on your stove and pan.

Don’t flip too soon, or the bread will stick to the pan.

One good sign that it’s time to flip is that the toast starts steaming.

Remove from stove when fully toasted on both sides.

Top egg-free French Toast with real maple syrup and dairy-free buttery spread.

And if you want to get real fancy, sift with powdered sugar through a little strainer.

Enjoy your dairy-free, egg-less french toast!


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Saturday 31st of March 2018

Help, I did something wrong. How much milk do you use? Mine turned out mushy and gooey in the middle. Maybe it's the bread I used? I used a cinnamon raisin toast I got from the store that's a little thinner and dryer than your average bread. I'm so excited to try it again as my son has a severe allergy to eggs and dairy and really enjoyed being able to help me in the kitchen while I made these (he is almost 2). Please let me know where I might have gone wrong.

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Oh no, Victoria. It doesn't take much milk at all. I would adjust that part. :) Hope that helps!


Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

What dairy free butter is your favorite?

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Hi Jamie. We really like Melt right now. It's soy-free, too and organic. But not easy to find. Otherwise, Earth Balance. :) Hope that helps!


Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Thank you for sharing! What dairy and egg free bread do you use?

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

Hi Stacey, right now we are using Bimbo or Target brand. Be sure to check labels because we can have egg now.


Thursday 4th of May 2017

I am literally in tears. This is absolutely life changing for My family. Life has been so extremely difficult the last 2 years with as many allergies. My oldest daughter is allergic to peanut and shellfish, not as big of a deal. Easier to avoid those things. But my 2 year old is ANA to dairy/milk, egg, peanut, chicken, pork and sweet potatoe. She has multiple other food allergies that give her eczema... and while eczema is no fun, I have to choose my battles. We can live with a little itchy skin and keep her skin moisturized and medicated (thankfully I worked in dermatology for 5 years) vs throat closing up and not breathing. Im so thankful I found this group and have others to help me with ideas.


Saturday 2nd of March 2019

My mom st 82 has developed food related allegations. Sugar and wheat are among the triggers. I’m looking for possible others. Just curious what causes eczema for your daughter.

Jamie Kaufmann

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Trista, so glad this is helpful!


Saturday 2nd of August 2014

I've suspected that flax egg would work, and this recipe just confirmed it. I keep seeing recipes that use banana, and I just don't get that, unless a person regularly tops their french toast with banana slices. At any rate, I'm giving this a whirl so that my 7yo can taste french toast for what I think is the first time ever. He was diagnosed with allergies when he was 2; I can't remember if he ate frozen french toast sticks prior or not. I'll let you know what he thinks! I'm EXCITED!

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