The BEST French Toast in the World

French Toast with no eggs. Wha???

My husband hates french toast.  He's never been able to put a finger on why.  Is it the soggy bread? The texture?  The taste? I think it may have been all of the above.

I, on the other hand, love french toast. The one thing that I miss the very most with food allergies is eggs. I miss them more than I could ever express. I tried vegan recipe after vegan recipe and felt like we were doomed to a life without french toast. Every single recipe I came across called for bananas. I mean, Hello?  Bananas?  Blech! Plus, every time I tried to find one without bananas it was--or seemed to be-- super complicated.  No thanks.

Until one day I thought about my favorite egg replacement and realized I might possibly be able to make a decent tasting french toast.  So I gave it a whirl. The result was incredible. My french toast hating husband can't get enough.

My secret?  Well, there are a few secrets in this recipe, but they are hidden in plain sight.  

A toaster and flax seeds.

Let's get to the recipe, and if you care to know why it works, I'll have some reading for you to do underneath.

Linsey's French Toast Favorite

Supplies Needed

  • Griddle
  • High power blender
  • Toaster


1    Loaf bread 
4    Cups Coconut Milk (Or Rice, or Almond...whatever)
1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds (You can use whole flax seeds as well)
1    Tbsp Cinnamon
Splash of Vanilla
Olive, Avocado, or Coconut Oil


  1. Heat the griddle to 345 degrees F.
  2. Toast your bread on the medium setting.  This is a great task for the child who wants to hang with mom in the kitchen.  Or a husband you'd love to connect with. P.S. This is also part of my secret of making this french toast amazing. Don't skip this step!
  3. Put milk, flax, cinnamon, and vanilla into the blender and turn it on high until the flax is well blended and the mixture is smooth. If your milk is room temperature or warmer it will help your flax to activate a bit faster.
  4. Pour mixture from blender to a shallow dish.
  5. Once a drop of water will sizzle on your griddle, it's ready.  Go ahead and lightly coat the griddle with oil.
  6. Dip your toast into the mixture and place it on the griddle.
  7. Cook until it easily gives way when prodded by the spatula (about 3-4 minutes). Flip and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes. You may want to coat the griddle with more oil as you flip the toast to achieve the delectable texture my family loves.  
Serve hot with real maple syrup, fresh fruit, or my not-so-healthy, but totally delicious dairy-free "buttermilk" syrup.

  1. DO NOT OVERHEAT the coconut oil. Put it on the pan just before you cook your toast or it will start to smoke-which can be a fire/burn hazard.  
  2. DO NOT OVERCOOK your french toast.  This results in very tough french toast.
  3. This recipe actually makes enough dipping mixture for two loaves of bread. This french toast mixture is even better if you make it ahead, so go ahead and save the other half for another day! I haven't tried freezing it, so I don't know exactly how well that would work.  I'll try that and edit this post to record my findings.

Why is this french toast so good?

☉Toasting your bread before dipping dries out the bread just enough to avoid a soggy result.

NOTE: I have tried toasting it in the oven, leaving it out the night before, drying it out in the oven on a lower temp, etc. All of which resulted in bread that is too dry and brittle which also creates very tough french toast.

☉Flax Is a great source of Omega Fats. Because of it's ability to coagulate in the liquid, it creates a nice coating for the toast.  It also cooks very nicely and creates a perfect crust for your french toast.

☉Coating the pan with oil between batches is what gives this toast it's magic crispy and buttery flavor.  You can use pretty much any healthy oil to coat your pan. I would suggest EVOO, coconut, or avocado oil, though Avocado oil is quite expensive.