French toast is a go-to when you're looking for an indulgent breakfast on a lazy weekend morning. Brew up a steaming cafetière of coffee, grab your favourite book and treat yourself to this vegan French toast recipe from the Easy Vegan Bible.
Vegan French toast recipe
200ml (generous 3⁄4 cup) sweetened soya milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp good-quality vanilla extract
100g (scant 1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Generous pinch of grated nutmeg
Generous pinch of ground cardamom
Generous pinch of ground cloves
4 tbsp sunflower oil
4 thick slices of white bread, halved diagonally
1 tsp granulated sugar
Whisk together the soya milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves and whisk until smooth and thick.
Heat half the sunflower oil in a frying pan while you dip the bread fully in the batter, coating both sides. Use tongs to place the bread into the pan, cooking in batches for two to three minutes on each side until golden and crisp and adding the remaining oil to the pan between batches.
Carefully remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle sugar over the slices before serving hot.
Top tip: To save time in the morning, make the batter the evening before and keep in the fridge. It may thicken in this time, so whisk in a tablespoon of soya milk before dipping the bread.
The Easy Vegan Bible is your go-to for plant-based cooking. Author Katy Beskow shows you how to cook a range of over 200 simple, straightforward and delicious meals. Organised into six chapters, including breakfast and brunch, lunch, supper, and sweets, there's plenty of inspiration to cater for every craving.