French Toast {Dairy-Free & Egg-Free}

Original Post 12-10-10

Life-changer...being able to make french toast without eggs. Probably one of my best discoveries as a food allergy mom!

I had been using applesauce as an egg replacer in baked good, and it's works well for "1 egg required" recipes. But there are just some recipes for which applesauce just will not do.

Applesauce does not make good French toast. Neither does banana. I tried both as egg replacers and they were a no-go for me. Big time.

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 love that the bread crisps up like normal French Toast, no mush with with this. And it has a delightful little nutty taste from the flax. If you have egg allergies, you will want to give this a try!

1 Tbs Ground Flax Seed
3 Tbs Water
Dairy-free Milk
Dash of Vanilla
Pinch of Cinnamon
Dairy & Egg Free Bread
Dairy-Free Margarine

Makes 4 pieces

If you buy whole flax seeds, put a bunch in your blender and grind them. Reserve a tablespoon for your French toast and put the rest in the freezer in an airtight container. They will last a long time for all your egg replacement needs.

Or you can purchase flax seeds already ground....flax meal.  Also, store the remainder in the freezer in an airtight container.

Mix 1 tablespoon of GROUND flax seed in 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit a few minutes until it reaches egg-like consistency.

Mix your flax seed and water mixture with a little soy, rice, almond, or coconut milk (dairy-free).

Add a little vanilla for fun.  Cinnamon is also an option.

Then dip your dairy-free bread in the mixture, lightly covering both sides.

Toast both sides of your bread on a hot stove-top griddle like you normally would for French Toast.

We top our French Toast with real maple syrup and dairy-free Earth Balance buttery spread. 

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Mandy said...

yum to the french toast....what about adding some cinnamon? i usually add more than needed for our french toast!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh! I have been missing french toast for over a year, I use flax seed all the time in place of eggs, but never thought it would work for french toast. Thanks for sharing, cannot wait to try it!

Nicole said...

OK I tried this yesterday- WOW! So delicious. Thanks for sharing, what a find!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

So glad you liked it, Nicole! :)

Amanda E. said...

I am new to the whole flax seed thing. I LOVE the benefits it can add to a dish and since I have a picky eater on my hands I'll throw in whatever I can to baked goods or other things that she will eat. I am fresh out of eggs but I am going to make some pumpkin bread tonight and I wanted to make it into French toast tomorrow. I was unsure if I could use the flax for that so I googled it and came across your blog. I am so going to try this out tomorrow and I can not wait to try it! I have a feeling it'll be delicious!!

bpaula1 said...

I've suspected that flax egg would work, and this recipe just confirmed it. I keep seeing recipes that use banana, and I just don't get that, unless a person regularly tops their french toast with banana slices. At any rate, I'm giving this a whirl so that my 7yo can taste french toast for what I think is the first time ever. He was diagnosed with allergies when he was 2; I can't remember if he ate frozen french toast sticks prior or not. I'll let you know what he thinks! I'm EXCITED!