This version of Vegan Pumpkin French Toast is easy to prepare, sweet, moist, fragrant, and packed with pumpkin plant-based goodness. It’s amazingly tasty, healthful, and nutritious. A perfect way to enjoy the flavors of fall!

It’s time for fall recipes, y’all, and I’m in love with seasonal food. With this in mind, I’m excited to share another recipe with you that embraces seasonal flavors … “Vegan Pumpkin French Toast”.

Who doesn’t love the delicious flavors of French toast? When we were kids, we always liked to have French toast for breakfast. With pumpkin puree and seasonal pumpkin spice flavors, I’m elevating a classic brunch staple. It’s the perfect fall breakfast!

This pumpkin-flavored French toast recipe is simple, sweet, fragrant, and packed with pumpkin plant-based goodness. It’s amazingly tasty, healthful, and nutritious. It is golden brown and crunchy on the outside, juicy and delicate in the center, and filled with pumpkin flavor throughout! 

Although it’s easy to prepare, I like to enjoy this dish on the weekends when I have more time to relax and enjoy it!

 Also, see Vegan French Toast Recipe and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pull-Apart Cinnamon Roll

Scroll down for the detailed list of ingredients and steps, to prepare the Vegan Pumpkin French Toast recipe. But do not miss out on reading the important information included in the blurb.

pumpkin french toasts stacked on a white plate on a white background with tofu scramble in the background in a bowl

Pumpkins: Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

Pumpkins are high in fiber, and low in calories. They provide a wide range of nutrients and vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E, & B-6, as well as potassium, folate, and other nutrients. Pumpkin is also a good source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps in a variety of health benefits.

Let’s discuss some benefits of pumpkin. Pumpkin, in its different forms, has been proven to help in the treatment of:

Eye Protection

According to a  study, pumpkin is high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been used to protect against age-related macular degeneration which is a major cause of blindness in older persons.

Combating Fertility Problems

We frequently associate pumpkin with delectable sweet delights like pumpkin pie, pumpkin doughnuts, and pumpkin spice lattes. Don’t forget about the seeds!

Pumpkin seeds have a reputation for boosting fertility, probably due to their zinc content. Zinc is essential for male fertility and preventing and treating sperm-related disorders, according to a study.

Improve Heart Health

Pumpkin is good for your heart health. Fibre, potassium, and vitamin C are all abundant in pumpkin, which is good for your heart.

Regulating One’s Blood Pressure

A 2017 study including 2,722 people found that receiving adequate potassium is almost as important for controlling high blood pressure as getting enough sodium.

High blood pressure has been linked to heart disease (CVD). To reduce sodium intake, most people choose low- or no-salt for their meals.

May Reduce Risk of Chronic Diseases

Free radicals are chemicals formed throughout the metabolic process of your body. While they are highly unstable, they serve a vital purpose by killing harmful bacteria. Excess free radicals in the body have been related to chronic illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

Antioxidants such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin are found in pumpkins. These antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, preventing them from causing damage to your cells.

How to Make Vegan French toast without Eggs?

Eggs are used in most French toast recipes to cover the bread, giving it the traditional creamy inside and crunchy outside texture. You can make eggless French toast batter with warming spices, pumpkin puree, and hidden ingredient cornstarch! 

When you eat these incredibly moist and delectable vegan French toast, you forget the eggs at all. Pumpkin puree works well as an egg substitute in this recipe, generating a rich, custard-like mixture to cover the thick slices of bread, just as it does in baking. It’s completely vegan, but I believe that vegans and non-vegans both will enjoy it!

How to make Vegan Pumpkin French Toast?

This vegan pumpkin French toast is much healthier and has a lot of nutritional content because I have used almond milk instead of cream, and coconut oil instead of whipped cream. Each slice provides a high source of protein, fiber, and vitamin A due to the pumpkin, flax seeds, and almond milk.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 slices bread

Directions

  1. Add almond milk, pumpkin purée, ground flaxseeds, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom,  maple syrup, and vanilla to a rectangular baking dish and whisk to combine.
batter for pumpkin french toast
  1. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Dip each slice in the mixture, flipping over to coat the other side.
slices of pumpkin french toast
  1. Add coconut oil to coat the skillet.
  2. Cook the French toast for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side.
french toast cooking in skillet

Serving Suggestions

There are many ways to serve this vegan pumpkin French toast. My favorite way is with a generous sprinkle of maple syrup. You can also use Greek yogurt, sliced fresh apples, or apple crumble-cooked apples. Add coconut whipped cream and whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a more indulgent breakfast.

This recipe can be served as a stand-alone meal or paired with something savory for a heartier breakfast. Don’t forget to serve these Pumpkin French toast and Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls as a side dish.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use your favorite gluten-free bread for a gluten-free option. Make sure the bread is at least one day old, regardless of the type. If the bread is soft or too fresh it will turn soggy after being dipped in the batter.
  • Use your favorite dairy-free milk! Coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, and soy milk all are excellent options.
  • These French toasts can be stored for 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer.
  • The French toast can be reheated in a variety of ways.

Method for the oven: Spread the French toast out on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Cover with foil, bake at 375°F until heated.

Microwave method: Place a wet paper towel over the French toast before placing it in the microwave. Heat it for 15 – 20 seconds at a time until it is thoroughly warmed.

Give this recipe a try. I hope you like and enjoy this vegan pumpkin French toast. And, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments!

Other Vegan Breakfast Recipes

  1. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll
  2. Vegan Apple Breakfast Cake
  3. Hot Water Cornbread
  4. Gluten-Free Vegan Biscuit And Gravy
  5. Tofu Scramble
vegan pumpkin french toast stacked on a white plate on a grey background

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 219 kcal / 915 kJ
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Carbs: 19.8 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 24 min
  • Ready in: 29 min
  • For: 6 Servings

Instructions

  1. Add almond milk, pumpkin purée, ground flaxseeds, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom,  maple syrup, and vanilla to a rectangular baking dish and whisk to combine.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dip each slice in the mixture, flipping over to coat the other side.
  4. Add coconut oil to coat the skillet.
  5. Cook the French toast for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side.
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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.