Today I decided to change breakfast up and make a special treat for Daevyd. The result was this yummy vegan French toast recipe with strawberry sauce. This is a great, sweet but filling breakfast recipe that also doubles as a great way to use day-old or stale bread.

Vegan French Toast

This easy French toast recipe is surprisingly heart healthy. The strawberry sauce is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I toasted the bread slices lightly before dipping into the batter. I used gluten-free vegan bread that I purchased locally. BFree Gluten-Free Vegan Sandwich Bread is a great brand that is one of my favorites. 

Other easy to prepare Vegan Breakfast recipes are my Vegan Biscuit And GravyEasy  Tofu Scramble,  Venezuelan Arepas, Peach Mango Smoothie, Healthy Apple Muffins

Strawberry Nutrition

One of the most common and recognizable fruits that even most toddlers can name is also absolutely nutrition-packed. We usually associate sour citruses with vitamin C, but strawberries are also full of it.

They are mostly full of water and a bit of fiber, meaning they are low in sugar and calories. They also have many useful compounds and antioxidants, making strawberries such a healthy and delicious treat.

Because of their low carbohydrate content, they are a good way for those with diabetes to satisfy a sweet craving. As always, please consult your medical provider before making any changes to your diet!

vegan french toast stacked with strawberry sauce, vegan whipped cream and garnished with blueberries

What Is French Toast?

French toast, in the traditional sense, is bread slices that are dipped in egg and milk, then fried. My homemade French toast is made without eggs and milk, but still tastes satisfying and delicious without animal products. 

It originated from Europe, not necessarily from France, although we are unsure of its exact origins. Also known as eggy bread, the act of dipping it in milk and egg was the perfect way to add back moisture to otherwise unusable bread.

Without today’s ingredients and technology, bread became stale, hard, and crusty after only a day, which could quickly become wasteful. French toast gives new life to stale bread, and is also great using fresh but crustier varieties.

However, keep in mind that most soft traditional sandwich breads will result in a mushier French toast, since they will absorb the liquid way too quickly. French toast is also perfect for many commercial gluten-free breads, as i find that they can be a bit drier than their wheat counterparts.

In a recipe such as this, even a subpar bread that you may not prefer to use for a sandwich will make your family’s tastebuds sing for joy. Try with different fruit toppings, maple syrup, whipped cream, or vegan powdered sugar.

Vegan French Toast Recipe

This French toast recipe is made with simple ingredients easily found in most, if not all grocery stores, no expensive fancy substitutes, and comes out so perfectly that no one will be the wiser. The process is also not that different from making traditional French toast, meaning that it is still a quick and easy breakfast option that will seem super fancy to your family.

French Toast

  • Almond Milk
  • Banana
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Bread
  • Coconut Oil
  • Strawberry Sauce, recipe below
  • Whipped Cream

Strawberry Sauce

  • Strawberries
  • Maple Syrup
  • Lemon Juice and Zest
  • Vanilla

 vegan french toast ingredients step by step

How To Make Vegan French Toast?

  1. First, toast bread slices and set aside.
  2. Prepare the strawberry sauce by placing the strawberries in a saucepan, along with maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Bring to boil over medium heat, crush some of the strawberries to thicken the sauce, then reduce to simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside. 
  3. Blend almond milk, banana, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt, and pour the batter into a shallow dish. 
  4. Dip bread slices on both sides one at a time in the batter, until soaked through. Heat griddle on medium heat and brush with coconut oil.
  5. Transfer each slice of bread to the griddle and cook until golden brown on each side, for about 1-2 minutes. Serve topped with a generous helping of strawberry sauce and a dollop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves for a truly gourmet experience.

Serve this French toast with strawberry sauce, or use another fruit of your choice. The toasts were perfect without eggs, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. I have also eaten these with ripe banana plus the strawberry sauce topped with coconut whipped cream, which added the perfect sweetness. 

Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

Yes! In fact, it is a wonderful option for a healthy sweet treat. Those antioxidants and vitamins are great for them as well as us. I love giving my dogs frozen strawberry pieces, especially on hot days. Cut up strawberries for smaller dogs, and for all if frozen, so they are not a choking hazard. As with any treat, exercise moderation and consult your vet if your dog has special dietary needs.

Other Delicious Vegan Breakfast Recipes To Try

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 228 kcal / 953 kJ
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 32 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 6 min
  • Ready in: 21 min
  • For:
  • 4 people

Ingredients

Strawberry Sauce

French Toast Batter

Additional Toppings

Instructions

  1. First, toast bread slices and set aside.

Strawberry Sauce

  1. Prepare the strawberry sauce by placing the strawberries in a saucepan, along with maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat, crush some of the strawberries to thicken the sauce, then reduce to simmer for about 3 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside. 

French Toast Batter

  1. Blend almond milk, banana, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt, and pour the batter into a shallow dish. 
  2. Dip bread slices on both sides one at a time in the batter, until soaked through. Heat griddle on medium heat and brush with coconut oil.
  3. Transfer each slice of bread to the griddle and cook until golden brown on each side, for about 1-2 minutes. Serve topped with a generous helping of strawberry sauce and a dollop of coconut whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves for a truly gourmet experience.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.