Who here has had Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg? For anyone who doesn’t know what the VeganEgg is, it is a plant based egg replacer made by Follow Your Heart. I love it for all different types of recipes, but my favorite use for it is by far for French toast.
Before you start to think “if it doesn’t have egg in it, then what is it?!” let me tell you! The VeganEgg has whole algal flour, whole algal protein, modified cellulose, cellulose, gellan gum, calcium lactate (plant source), carrageenan, nutritional yeast, and black salt. It is also certified vegan, gluten free, soy free, cholesterol free, and Kosher. So basically it’s a cruelty free, healthier version of an egg. Three cheers for the VeganEgg!!
I never used to love French Toast before I was vegan. No clue why, I just never really got into it. It’s kinda funny that my love for French toast developed when I was vegan, and I have the VeganEgg to thank for that!
So let’s get to it, I present to you my VeganEgg French Toast Recipe!
1/3 C soy, almond, or coconut milk
2 T maple syrup
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t vanilla
2-4 slices Italian Bread
Vegan butter, or any other type of oil for your pan
Follow the instructions on the VeganEgg packaging (2 T VeganEgg mix per 1/2 C ice water) and set aside prepared VeganEgg. Mix the soy milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl, then add VeganEgg to the mix and whisk. Soak your Italian bread in the egg-batter mixture for a couple of minutes until the bread is nice and saturated, but not toooooo saturated that it is falling apart. I like to do the bread soaking on a dish, and flip the slices of bread every minute or so to ensure even coverage.
Melt vegan butter in a pan on medium heat. When your butter has melted, place your saturated pieces of bread on the pan. Let them cook on each side for about 5-7 minutes each, or until the outside looks nice and crispy. I like to use the slow and steady approach with this recipe. Cooking the French toast slowly on medium heat ensures that the middle is nice and cooked as well, as well as the outside getting nice and crispy. If you cook it too hot and too fast, the outside will burn and the inside will still be all soggy and wet.
So, a couple of notes about this recipe. I prefer to use Italian bread for this French toast, rather than regular loaf bread or specialty French toast bread. Something about it just comes out tasting like a delicious cinnamon cake, where as loaf bread isn’t as exciting. And who doesn’t want their French toast to be exciting?!
Another little tid bit, you will have extra egg mixture if you only make 2 slices. I like to save the egg batter for another breakfast, and then when I do decide to use it, making the French toast is that much quicker and easier.
ALSO! If you are wondering why I have maple syrup in my recipe, it’s so it makes the French toast crispy and caramelized on the outside. It also tastes a tiny bit like marshmallows when you burn the outside, because the sugar in the maple syrup is burning and getting all delicious!
If you haven’t ever come across the VeganEgg in your shopping travels, you can order it from Amazon or any of the shops listed on the Follow Your Heart VeganEgg page. Trust me, you will be happy you made the purchase.
Plus, a carton of the VeganEgg (which is equivalent to a dozen eggs) costs about the same as cage-free eggs. And we all know how “cage-free” is a bunch of crap just used to make us consumers not feel guilty about the treatment of the mother hens! I’ll save that for another post though…
So I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and let me know if you think I should add anything to it! I always love feedback 🙂
Goodnight y’all! ❤