Life-changing dairy-free AND egg-free French toast.
One of my best creations as a food allergy mom 14 years ago.
Also great for our milk allergy and vegan friends. See recipe below!
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When my son was first diagnosed with milk and egg allergy as a toddler,
I learned to use applesauce as an egg replacer in baked goods, and it worked well for “1 egg required” recipes.
But it didn’t take me long to discover that there are some recipes for which applesauce eggs just won’t do.
For instance, applesauce eggs do not make good French toast. Trust me on that one.
Neither do “mashed banana eggs”.
Oh my, I tried both apple and banana as egg replacers for french toast because some very old food allergy books told me to.
But both turned out hot messes.
Too soggy. Not edible. Ha!
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!
I could finally make my favorite breakfast for my boys, and this mama was tickled pink.
Read on for how to make delicious flax egg french toast, eggless!
EGGLESS FRENCH TOAST REVIEWS
“This was so good! I didn’t miss the eggs at all.” Pinterest Reader
“Perfect! And the house still smells like French Toast!!” Christina on Pinterest
“I am literally in tears. This is absolutely life changing for my family.” Blog Reader, Trista
“OK I tried this yesterday. WOW! So delicious. Thanks for sharing, what a find!” Blog Reader, Nicole
“Made your egg and dairy free French toast today! I’ve tried everything and it’s always failed. This was a hit!!!! Thank you!!” Becky on Instagram
With flax egg French toast, the bread actually crisps up like normal French toast.
No mush at all.
Plus, it has a delightful and unique nutty taste from the flax.
We’ve gotten several happy comments about that, thank you!
If you have egg allergies, you will want to give this recipe a try.
I’m so excited to share it with you.
I used to make this with our regular sandwich bread, which still works great.
But now there’s a thick dairy-free bread that brings this French toast up a whole other notch.
It’s easier to cook eggless French toast with thick bread.
And it tastes best with thick bread, too. I hope you can find some.
If not, regular sandwich bread will be fine.
Just make sure you don’t soak the bread all the way through when dipping in the flax mixture.
My family, at least, does not like soggy French toast.
Or try this homemade bread recipe and just slice it thick!
The recipe is below, and there’s a video here in this post for you, too.
Hope you enjoy!
EGGLESS FRENCH TOAST TIPS
Here are the top tips for successfully making French toast without eggs.
- USE FLAX EGG – Flax egg replacer is so easy to make. And it gives the toast a nice nutty taste.
- USE THICK BREAD – This is ideal. If you only have regular sandwich bread, it will work. Just not as well. If you can’t find thick bread that works for you, making homemade bread is worth it for this recipe. You can cut homemade bread as thick as you want.
- GREASE PAN – Since the flax can stick easily to your hot pan, be sure to use dairy-free butter to grease your pan before cooking each batch of French toast. It also adds great flavor because my kids won’t add dairy-free butter to their toast after it’s cooked, lol.
- DIP QUICKLY – Don’t let the bread sit in the flax and egg mixture. Dip it quickly and pull it out quickly. Letting the inside of the bread get too wet is how you get soggy eggless French toast.
- SCRAPE EXCESS – After dipping bread into the flax mixture, scrape off any excess mixture from the bread with a butter knife. Any thick gooey spots may not toast up very well.
- STIR THE BATTER – Between dipping every piece or two of bread, re-stir the flax mixture to evenly distribute the ingredients or you could end up with a piece too heavy on the flax.
- COOK LOW AND SLOW – 4-5 minute cook time on each side may seem long but it’s what toasts up this eggless French toast well. So be patient cooking this on low-medium heat long enough on both sides. It will be worth the wait!
EGGLESS FRENCH TOAST RECIPE
Makes 4 pieces.
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
3 tablespoon warm water
1/4 cup dairy-free milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (affiliate)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 pieces of dairy-free & egg-free bread
dairy-free butter (optional)
maple syrup (optional)
powdered sugar (optional)
HOW TO MAKE A FLAX EGG
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, often called flax meal.
Store flax meal in the freezer in an airtight container.
Mix 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seed in 3 tablespoons of warm water.
Let it sit a few minutes until the mixture reaches egg-like consistency.
Mix your flax egg with the 1/4 cup dairy-free milk in a large shallow dish.
Stir in 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional).
Preheat your griddle or pan to low-medium heat.
Grease your stove-top griddle (affiliate) liberally with dairy-free butter or coconut oil.
QUICKLY dip one side of your dairy-free bread into the mixture, then quickly scrape any excess mixture off.
Dip the other side of the bread the same way: quickly, lightly, scraping off excess mixture.
By dipping quickly and wiping off excess mixture, you won’t have soggy French toast.
Toast both sides of your bread on the stove at medium heat like you normally would for French toast.
Toast about 4-5 minutes per side until brown and toasted. Time depends on your stove, pan, and bread.
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.
Before making more, stir up your flax mixture again to evenly distribute the ingredients.
Top egg-free French toast with real maple syrup and dairy-free butter.
And if you want to get real fancy, top with powdered sugar sifted through a fine mesh strainer.
Hope you enjoy dairy-free, eggless French toast as much as we do!
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Original Post 12-10-10