JUST Egg French Toast is made with JUST Egg, a vegan liquid egg replacement. It's mixed with dairy-free half and half, pure maple syrup, vanilla and spices for a sweet and creamy custard. The outside is crisp and the center is creamy and delicious. There are so many warm flavors that pair so well together in this recipe, and you'd never guess that it's not only dairy free, but vegan!
If you need other egg-free breakfasts, try my recipe for Chocolate Baked Oatmeal or my Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit. They're both delicious and high fiber and protein options. They are also easy to prep ahead of time for a quick grab-and-go breakfast in the morning.
❤️Why You'll Love JUST Egg French Toast
- It's vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free and can be made gluten free!
- It tastes like a classic French toast recipe with a delicious custard.
- It's simple to make.
- You only need a few ingredients.
- You can prep it ahead of time for a quick breakfast to enjoy for the week.
👍Why this Recipe Works
- JUST Egg is very similar to a real egg in its taste and texture.
- It has a creamy center with the perfect crisp texture on the outside.
- It doesn't use banana for the custard, so there's no banana flavor!
❓What is JUST Egg?
JUST Egg is an egg alternative that resembles liquid eggs. With it, you can make scrambled eggs, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, French toast, use it in recipes that require dredging (such as breaded or fried foods), or even in baked goods. It's perfect for people who have an egg allergy/sensitivity or for those are vegan and do not consume eggs.
The ingredients include water, mung bean protein isolate, expeller pressed canola oil, contains less than 2% of dehydrated onion, glean gum, carrot extractives (color), natural flavors, turmeric extractives (color), potassium citrate, salt, soy lethicin, sugar, tapioca syrup solids, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, transglutaminase, nisin (preservative).
💰Where to buy JUST Egg
You can find it in stores like Walmart, Target, Kroger and health food stores such as Whole Foods.
Dairy-free half & half: I highly recommend using a dairy-free half & half. I use the Silk brand that I purchase at my local Walmart, but there are other brands that make a dairy-free version. The reason I like using this instead of regular plant-based milk is because it provides a thicker custard and its delicious!
Bread: I like to use artisan style bread. I purchase the Sara Lee Artisano bread because the slices are thick, which is desirable for French toast!
Dairy-free butter: If you're using a good non-stick skillet, you really won't need much of this--if any.
In a large and shallow dish, such as a pie dish, mix together the ingredients for the custard.
Using a large non-stick pan, turn the heat up to about medium and rub the pan with the dairy-free butter.
When the pan is hot, quickly soak one piece of bread at a time, covering both sides with the custard. You want to do this part quickly because soaking the bread too long will result in mushy French toast that doesn't flip as well.
Cook each side for about 3 to 4 minutes.
If the French toast is sticking to the pan, it's either because it's not ready to be flipped, the heat is too high or there's not enough butter in the pan. Make sure to butter the pan as needed throughout the cooking process. If you're using a good non-stick pan, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
Serve with pure maple syrup, fresh berries and optional powdered sugar and vegan whipped cream! Enjoy!
Bread: It is preferred to use bread with thick slices. I use a thick sliced artisan style bread. If you want to take your French toast to the next level, don't use traditional sandwich bread. If you can find a vegan Challah or brioche bread, those would work great. I would also recommend using a homemade loaf that you can slice yourself. Some even use a vegan sourdough bread. If you're gluten free, you can use sliced gluten free bread!
Dairy-free half & half: While you could definitely use any plant-based milk, I recommend using those that have a creamier consistency, such as a creamy oat milk or coconut milk. Even better, you can make your own dairy-free half & half by using half creamy oat milk and half coconut milk.
Dairy-free butter: Olive oil spray will work in place of the butter.
Fruit: Use your favorite fresh berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or even black berries for toppings.
Powdered sugar: I use a confectioner sugar substitute called Swerve Ultimate Sugar Replacement. You can find it at Walmart or on Amazon!
Dairy-free whipped cream: If you want some extra sweetness and cream, Reddi Wip makes a delicious whipped cream with coconut milk that I love to use. You can use whatever non-dairy brand you like best.
You should use a good non-stick skillet. While you can make this recipe in a cast iron skillet, it's not recommended because it sticks more and you'll have to use a lot more butter in between flipping and cooking.
A pie dish, large shallow bowl or an 8 by 8 square pan will work for dipping the bread into the wet mixture.
- Use a large non-stick pan!
- Use thick sliced bread.
- Use bread that's been dried. You can leave the sliced bread out on the counter for at least an hour or place them on a baking sheet in the oven (with the oven turned off) overnight. Dry bread helps it to soak up the custard better.
- Don't over-soak the bread. Over-soaking will result in a soggy bread.
- Preheat the skillet before putting the bread on. This way the custard won't slide away from the bread.
- Don't want to make a big batch at once? Store the leftover custard in the fridge for a few days in an airtight container until you're ready to use it.
While this French toast is best enjoyed fresh, you can store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
⁉️Frequently Asked Questions
A vegan brioche, challah or a homemade loaf that you can slice yourself. You want a bread that is sliced thick.
Soggy French toast is the result of bread that has been soaked in the custard for too long. Make sure to quickly soak each side and then immediately transfer to the skillet. Do not put the bread in the custard until it's ready to go on the skillet.
Just until each side has been coated. This should be a very quick process! It should go on the skillet immediately after it's been soaked.
3 tablespoons of JUST Egg is equal to 1 egg.
Yes! It's also the closest in taste and texture to a real egg.
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JUST Egg French Toast
- A large non-stick skillet
- A pie dish, large shallow bowl or an 8 by 8 square baking pan
French toast custard
- ¾ cup JUST Egg
- 1 cup dairy-free half and half see notes for substitutions
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg optional
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 ½ teaspoons
- 2 tablespoons non-dairy butter for greasing the skillet
- 12 slices thick sliced bread such as artisan bread, see notes
- In a large and shallow dish, such as a pie dish, mix together the ingredients for the custard.
- Using a large non-stick pan, turn the heat up to about medium and rub the pan with the dairy-free butter.
- When the pan is hot, quickly soak one piece of bread at a time, covering both sides with the custard. You want to do this part quickly because soaking the bread too long will result in mushy French toast that doesn't flip as well.
- Cook each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. If the French toast is sticking to the pan, it's either because it's not ready to be flipped, the heat is too high or there's not enough butter in the pan. Make sure to butter the pan as needed throughout the cooking process. If you're using a good non-stick pan, this shouldn't be much of a problem.
- Serve with pure maple syrup, fresh berries and optional powdered sugar and vegan whipped cream! Enjoy!
- Don't soak the bread until its ready to go on the hot pan! This can leave you with soggy bread.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 2 days.
- If you can't find dairy-free half and half (I use the Silk brand) then you could use a mix of ½ cup of creamy oat milk and ½ cup of coconut milk (from the carton). If these options do not work for you, it is okay to use other types of dairy-free milk (such as 1 cup of almond milk).
- Use thick sliced artisan bread, vegan brioche, Challah or sourdough bread.
- If you don't plan on using the entire batch of custard at once, store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days until you're ready to use it.
Note: The nutrition label is only an estimate. Amounts may vary. The cooking times for the entire batch will vary depending on how many pieces of French toast you cook at once.