French toast is fantastic and straightforward. It tastes crispy, custardy, sweety, and sometimes even served as a savory dish. However, one thing that makes people put off by the idea of having french toast is the fact that it contains dairy products in the form of milk. Milk gives it that creamy flavor that people love.
If you’re lactose intolerant or would just prefer to have a no dairy lifestyle, french toast seems to be a dish you’d want to avoid. Don’t fret! You can still make amazing meals without using milk or any other dairy product.
You can make dairy-free french toast and even vegan french toast with the use of milk-substitute and other ingredients! Here are three ways to make french toast without the use of milk.
Milk-free french toast
This is for people who are lactose intolerant but still want to taste something close to what a french toast is like.
- Butter or coconut oil
- Six slices of old bread
- Two teaspoons of sugar
- Two eggs
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoons of cinnamon
- Maple syrup
- Fresh berries
How to cook milk-free french toast
- Slice the bread into thick slices (you can slice off the edges if you want). Using stale bread is good for french toast since it absorbs more of the egg batter.
- Beat together the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar.
- Dip your bread into the mixture.
- Add it to the pan and cook it for 2-4 minutes on each side or until adequately browned.
- Serve with toppings.
Dairy-free french toast
This is great if you still want that distinct creamy milk taste but can’t have milk.
- Four eggs
- ⅔ of a cup of almond or coconut milk
- Two teaspoons of maple syrup
- Two teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2/4 teaspoons of salt
- 12 slices of stale bread
- Coconut oil
- Banana slices
- Nondairy butter
How to cook dairy-free french toast
- Trim the bread to make it a little smaller.
- Beat eggs in a bowl.
- Mix in the almond or coconut milk along with sugar, salt, and vanilla extract (you can also add an optional two teaspoons of cinnamon).
- Put coconut oil in the pan.
- Thoroughly coat the bread into the mixture and fry for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown and delicious! ( you can also bake them for 10 minutes in 400 degrees Fahrenheit oven if you have a soggy center).
- Add non-dairy butter or banana slices!
French toast for vegans!
No dairy and no animal products are the names of the game! But even though eggs and milk are the critical ingredients for french toast, you can make an alternative that tastes similar, if not, just as good as the real deal.
- 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
- One teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Six slices of stale bread
- One banana
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Homemade whipped cream
How to cook vegan french toast
- Chill the almond or coconut milk overnight.
- Cut the bread as thick as you want (ideally around 1 inch thick).
- Blend the chilled milk, banana, and spices until smooth.
- Dip the bread into the mixture and fry it in a pan with hot coconut oil for 4 minutes.
- Whip up some coconut cream by storing a can of coconut milk on the fridge overnight and scooping up the cream that accumulates on the top.
- Beat the cream and slowly add sugar into the mixture.
- Add to the french toast with maple syrup, and you’re done!
You can’t live your life without trying out french toast. The taste is memorable, and you’ll find yourself craving for more once you’ve had it.