Almond Milk French Toast Recipe: A Vegan Twist on a Classic Dish

Recipe by: Feyza Kirmaci

This recipe is for all you plant-based folks who are tired of missing out on the classic French toast. 

With a perfect blend of almond milk, flax seeds, apple puree, and spices, this recipe is not only delicious but also vegan and healthy. Imagine biting into a crispy, golden-brown toast with a burst of fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup on top.

Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or a special holiday treat, this vegan French toast recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. 

pouring syrup on almond milk french toast topped with berries

What is Almond Milk French Toast?

Are you wondering how in the world French toast can be vegan? 

Trust me—it's easier than you think. 

By making a few simple ingredient swaps, you can still enjoy French toast's classic taste and texture of French toast without sacrificing your dietary choices. 

And the best part? 

Almond milk is not only a tasty alternative—it’s also packed with nutrients and low in calories and fat, making it a healthier option for everyone.

Our Vegan French Toast with Almond Milk recipe is a total breeze to make! 

The sweetness from the maple syrup, the richness from the almond milk, and the spices all come together to create a flavor explosion in your mouth. 

Plus, the topping options are endless. Fresh fruit, chopped nuts, you name it. The sky's the limit.

In this recipe, we'll take you through the steps of creating this vegan masterpiece, with tips and tricks to help you achieve the perfect texture and flavor. 

So preheat your skillet, gather your ingredients and join us in this culinary adventure to create a vegan French toast that will leave you wanting more. 

almond milk french toast topped with berries on plate

From Ancient Rome to Modern Day: A Brief History of French Toast

French toast, also known as "pain perdu" or "lost bread," has a tasty history dating back to ancient civilizations. 

Soaking stale bread in a liquid to make it palatable dates back to the Roman Empire, where it was known as "pan dulcis."

However, the dish we know as French toast today can be traced back to medieval Europe. 

At a time when food was scarce, and waste was not an option, people would soak stale bread in a mixture of milk and eggs to make it edible again. The dish was then fried and served with sweeteners such as honey or sugar.

In the 20th century, French toast became a staple in diners and restaurants and continued to evolve with new ingredients and methods. 

Nowadays, French toast has many forms and variations, including the delicious vegan version we're making today using plant-based alternatives to cow's milk and eggs. 

So whether you're digging into a traditional version or a modern twist, the history of French toast is a tasty tale of ingenuity and resourcefulness.

almond milk french toast topped with fresh berries

Almond Milk French Toast Ingredients 

For this recipe, you will need these delicious selections of ingredients:

  • A loaf of your favorite bread, whether it's classic white, wholesome wheat, or gluten-free, the choice is yours
  • Creamy and nutty unsweetened almond milk
  • Soy cream for that extra richness and smoothness. (can be substituted with another type of non-dairy cream)
  • Apple puree to act as a substitute for eggs
  • Sugar, for that sweet taste
  • Ground cinnamon for a warm and cozy touch
  • Ground nutmeg for an extra layer of depth
  • A pinch of salt to bring out all the flavors

For frying: A slick of coconut oil (can be substituted with vegan butter or another type of plant-based oil) for that golden and crispy texture

For serving: A handful of fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries for a burst of color and flavor

almond milk french toast ingredients

A drizzle of maple syrup for the ultimate finishing touch

When it comes to French toast, traditional recipes call for cow's milk, but we're here to show you that plant-based alternatives like almond milk can be just as delicious and nutritious.

Almond milk adds a subtle nutty flavor and a creamy texture to the batter. It's also a great source of plant-based protein and vitamins and is low in calories and fat. 

How to Make Almond Milk French Toast

To make the batter, whisk together a cup of unsweetened almond milk, soy cream, apple puree, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

almond milk french toast batter in bowl
whisking almond milk french toast batter

The key to achieving the perfect consistency is to mix it well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

almond milk french toast batter mixed in bowl

Once the batter is ready, it's time to coat the bread slices with the batter. 

almond milk french toast batter next to bread
bread in almond milk french toast batter

Thoroughly coat both sides of the bread.

taking bread out of almond milk french toast batter

Next, heat a pan with a slick of coconut oil.

oil in pan next to french toast

Cook the bread slices until they are golden brown on both sides(3-4 minutes per side). 

placing almond milk french toast slice on pan

Keep an eye on the heat—you don't want to burn them.

flipping almond milk french toast

For a crispier texture, I recommend rolling the bread slices in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon after they have been cooked.

golden brown almond milk french toast

Finally, it's time to serve and garnish.

I recommend topping the French toast with fresh fruit, such as berries or sliced bananas, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Chopped nuts such as almonds or pecans would also be a delicious addition.

Some Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Vegan French Toast

As with any recipe, there are always a few tips and tricks that can take your French toast to the next level.

  • If you're cooking for a crowd, keep the finished French toast warm in a low-temperature oven (around 200°F/93°C) while you cook the remaining slices.
  • For a unique twist, try using different types of bread, such as sourdough or brioche, to make it more unique.
  • For a gluten-free version of the recipe, use gluten-free bread.
  • If you like your French toast extra sweet and crispy, you can prepare a mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon and sprinkle it on the French toast before serving; this will give it a sweet and aromatic touch.
  • Experiment with different spices and flavorings to create your own unique version of the recipe. For example, try adding a splash of allspice to the batter.
soaking bread in french toast batter

For a different twist, try using different nut milk types, like hazelnut or cashew milk, to make it more unique and flavorful.

Ready to Try Almond Milk French Toast?

In conclusion, we've taken the classic French toast recipe and given it a vegan twist with almond milk. 

We've shown you how to make a velvety batter, achieve a crispy texture on the bread, cook it to perfection and garnish it deliciously. 

We hope you've enjoyed making this recipe and encourage you to play around with variations and ingredients, like adding nuts or different types of bread and nut milk and fruits, to make it unique and delicious. 

Enjoy your vegan French toast and keep exploring plant-based alternatives. Bon Appétit!

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French Toast with Almond Milk

  • Author: Feyza Kirmaci
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan almond milk French toast recipe is a delicious and healthier alternative to the traditional version.


Units Scale

4 slices of bread

For batter:

  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 3 tsp hot water
  • 4 tbsp apple puree
  • 1/4 cup soy cream
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

For frying:

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

For serving:

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 810 raspberry
  • 1620 blueberry
  • 4 strawberry


  1. Mix the flax seed and hot water in a small bowl, and set aside for 10 minutes to thicken.
  2. Whisk the almond milk, apple puree, soy cream, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flax seeds mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Dip the bread slices into the batter, and turn them to coat both sides evenly. Set aside.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan. Transfer the coated bread slices to the pan.
  5. Cook on medium-high heat until golden browned on both sides for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Transfer the french toast to the serving plate. Garnish with berries and drizzle with maple syrup.


  • If you wish, you can sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on the french toast after you take it out of the pan.
  • ​​This recipe is great for using your day-old bread. Using 1- or 2-day-old bread will make this recipe better.
  • You can use 1 egg instead of 4 tbsp apple puree in this recipe.
  • You can use other plant-based milk or cream instead of almond milk or soy cream. Coconut cream and soy milk work well with this recipe.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 32.3 g
  • Sodium: 775.9 mg
  • Fat: 5.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.5 mg

Keywords: french toast

About the Author

Feyza is a creative chef, food stylist, and photographer based in Istanbul. She loves experimenting with flavors and ingredients to create delicious dishes, and is passionate about sharing the unique flavors of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine with others. When she's not whipping up something tasty, you can find her traveling and exploring new cultures.

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