Egg-free French Toast/Pain Perdu

I haven’t eaten French toast since I was at Uni, but there’s something ultimately comforting about it. I can’t take any credit for this idea…. My lovely friend and fellow blogger Somer posted a divine looking French Toast recipe which I just had to give a go. I didn’t have any gram (chickpea) flour so changed the original recipe a bit. I’m sure Somer’s version is the ultimate French toast but this version is pretty scrummy too! This makes a perfect weekend breakfast when there’s a bit of extra time to spare – making breakfasts interesting can be tricky when you’re dairy, egg and nut free so it’s a delight to find another special safe breakfast alternative. Yet another recipe where you think ‘hang on, this can’t work without egg’, but it does. Served here with maple syrup.

Egg-free French Toast (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cups oat milk
  • 4 tbsps cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 2 tbsps plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsps caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4-8 slices of bread, preferably slightly stale

– Whisk together the oat milk, cornflour, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

– Heat a frying pan and melt a little dairy-free spread until sizzling

– Dip a slice of bread in the batter mix and place in the pan.

– Fry on each side until golden. Keep warm and dip and fry the other slices of bread.

– Serve drizzled with maple syrup and dust with icing sugar.

– Garnish with fresh fruit.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. fionaward says:

    I’ve seen people add cognac to the recipe too. Not sure I could cope with cognac for breakfast though, this seems far more realistic!

    1. lucylox says:

      Hmmm, cognac for breakfast…. Wow, that’s too extreme for me!

  2. Starr says:

    mmm, I used to love french toast… This looks pretty delicious, I may have to give it a try.

  3. liveblissful says:

    Hi Lucy, I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!

    1. lucylox says:

      Ah thank you so much 🙂

  4. Lata Tokhi says:

    Looks lovely. I do something very similar. I use custard powder. It has pretty much the same ingredients – cornstarch, sugar etc. I heat it with milk as directed on the package, then use it as a dipping batter for the bread.

    1. lucylox says:

      I like the idea of using custard powder for extra flavour… I might give that a go next weekend 🙂

  5. Poppy says:

    Hi Lucy. I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you so much, your nomination has made my day 🙂

  6. Somer says:

    Great variation Lucy! I love french toast!

  7. Sophie33 says:

    This is a great recipe but I would add in some spiced like cardamom, speculaas spices or cinnamon in the mix!

  8. I have been trying to figure out a way to do French Toast for my daughter (allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts). I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. lucylox says:

      Hope she enjoys 🙂

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