Dairy Free French Toast

This delicious dairy free french toast is so easy to make it takes only 5-minutes and is healthy, gluten free, and perfect for any day of the week!

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Dairy Free French Toast

 

When it comes to quick and easy breakfasts, this dairy French toast should be at the top of your list! I make this recipe at least once a week because it feels a little special but can be whipped up so fast on a weekday it doesn’t need to be categorized as a weekend-only dish. 

French toast has often been known to be more indulgent and something you might only enjoy at a breakfast cafe or a brunch out with friends. It traditionally contains heavy cream butter, and powdered sugar so a classic French toast wouldn’t be dairy free. No fret! For all of you who need dairy free options because of an allergy or just like to limit your dairy intake, this French toast recipe is the perfect healthier alternative. 

 

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How To Make French Toast Dairy Free (and healthier!) 

 

Making classic French toast dairy free (and gluten free for that matter) as well as healthier is incredibly easy. Here are the simple swaps you need to make:

  • Swap heavy cream for almond milk or another non-dairy milk of choice
  • Swap butter for olive oil or vegan butter like Earth Balance
  • Swap powdered sugar for only pure maple syrup
  • Swap regular French bread for a gluten free grainy bread of your choice 
  • Load on the berries and sliced banana for extra antioxidants

 

 

 

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Ingredients for Dairy Free French Toast

 

For this 5-minute recipe you only need a handful of ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your kitchen or pantry. If you are new to dairy free eating or gluten free eating, this recipe is a great way to get you into the groove as you’ll see just how easy it is to enjoy a dairy-laden classic, sans cow! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sliced gluten free bread of choice (be sure it’s dairy free too, although most is!)
  • Large organic eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • Vegan butter or olive oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Berries 
  • Banana 

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How to Prepare the French Toast in a Pan or Skillet

To make this delicious French toast recipe you literally need just 5 minutes and a hot pan or skillet. It’s so quick and easy I even make this recipe on my rushed mornings to get my daughter to preschool! 

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla in a shallow dish.
  • Dredge the gluten free bread slices in the mixture, coating both sides liberally.
  • Heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add in the butter or oil.
  • Add the wet bread slices to the pan or skillet, one or two at a time if there’s room.
  • Cook for 2 minutes then flip and cook another 2 minutes until both sides are nicely golden brown.

Lazy 5-Minute French Toast // Dairy & Gluten Free via Nutrition in the Kitch

I love delicious breakfast dishes that taste indulgent but are also healthy and allergen-friendly for a people with a dairy allergy or intolerance like myself. Who says we can’t enjoy the classics…with a twist?!

 

Are you a fan of French toast? Have you ever tried the dairy free version or are you all about the dairy? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later!

Dairy Free French Toast

Dairy Free French Toast

Yield: Makes 1-2 Servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

A delicious dairy free (and gluten free) take on french toast that is quick, easy, and healthy!

Ingredients

  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegan butter
  • 4 slices gluten-free bread (any brand, I love Little Northern Bakehouse or Udi's)

Optional Toppings:

  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Sliced Banana
  • Fresh Berries
  • Coconut Yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Transfer egg mixture to a wide shallow bowl.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add oil or butter.
  4. Dredge 1 slice of bread into the egg mixture and flip back and forth to make sure each side is coated with the egg mixture and is slightly soaking into the bread.
  5. Add 1-2 soaked bread slices to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side until just golden brown.
  6. Repeat the process for all slices of bread (you should use up all of the egg mixture with the 4 slices of bread).
  7. Stack the french toast slices, layering with sliced banana, top with a dollop of vegan butter and berries, and then drizzle with pure maple syrup.
  8. Enjoy!

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French toast with berries and banana (dairy free)

 

Have a lovely day!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • What the heck – how did I just find your blog?! I just made this for breakfast and it is such an easy and versatile breakfast! I was able to double the recipe and use half my bread and half normal wheat bread for hubs and we both loved it!

    Also, such a refreshing read. This has been something the Lord has been walking me through lately, too. I also can’t express enough how much appreciation I have for you talking about every aspect of your life, including your faith – on your blog!

    Ahhh…so blessed to have found your site!
    Thanks for sharing your life!

    • Hi Kenzie,

      Thank you so much for the kind words!! I’m happy to hear that a) you loved the recipe, and your hubby too, and b) what I wrote about resonated with you! It’s amazing how God works and I believe I’m often led to write about things that he’s speaking to me, not just for me, but because someone else needs to hear/read it too! Thanks for stopping by!!

  • French toast is my favorite indulgent bread-based breakfast! It’s so easy to make, even easier than pancakes and waffles! I find vegan French toast SUPER simple to create. But this French toast recipe looks superb! So beautiful and comforting!

  • I loved EVERYTHING about this post!! I have totally been going through the need to let God overwhelm my soul and it’s a amazing how His grace can speak to me when I take advantage of some quiet time and really sit with Him.

    • Thank you Allison! It’s so true – that quiet time is sooo important and I’m always reminded of how much it helps me in so many ways when I find that time!

  • Thank you for the serious heaviness the wonderful recipe the truth from your heart and the awareness that GOD does brings me to having my soul overwhelmed
    Hope for my busy schedule to slow
    Thx