Eggless French Toast is an easy recipe that allows vegetarians to enjoy this timeless classic. I grew up eating savory French toast that my granny made with eggs and salt and pepper. There was no milk added, and the French toast was more like bread wrapped in an omelet. This was my go-to dish through student life, because it was cheap and ready in a jiffy.
My friend’s mom made French toast with milk and sugar added to eggs. But it wasn’t until I went to the US that I actually met the decadent French toast, topped with golden syrup, or stuffed with cream cheese. The Stuffed French toast at IHOP is something that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
With my present aversion to eggs, I have stayed away from making an eggless version of the French Toast, because it just didn’t feel right. There are some memories you don’t want to let go of. Wouldn’t you rather remember a grilled cheese in all its glory, than make it with skim cheese, or a cheese substitute?
One rainy evening this week, my cravings got the better of me, and I just wanted something simple and sweet without spending too much time cooking it. So the eggless French toast finally took shape. I poured two syrups – a honey butter golden syrup, and good old chocolate syrup. The chocolate overshadowed the other syrup, but made it all better.
If I have to compare, I will say that the eggless French toast is not as robust as the original version, and also not as filling. But a lot also depends on the bread. A stale bread or Texas toast is recommended. I just used a regular brown bread that I had on hand.
You need a good nonstick pan and patience, if you want to keep it light on the oil. Let the French toast develop a nice crust before you flip it because it does tend to get sticky.
Eggless French toast is ready in ‘two shakes of a lamb’s tail’ and devoured in one shake :).
The detailed recipe follows –
Eggless French toast is quick, easy and sweet, a treat for vegetarians. Serve with sliced fruit and your favorite syrup.
- 1.5 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch or corn flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 6 slices Texas Toast or bread
- 3-4 Tbsp oil
- ½ cup honey
- ½ stick butter
- 2-3 Tbsp water
- Powdered sugar
- Sliced fruit
- Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- Mix milk, cornstarch, vanilla and sugar and whisk together. There should be no lumps.
- Heat a nonstick pan and grease it.
- Soak a slice of bread in the milk mixture, turning it around just once or twice until it is wet. Do this based on how strong your slice of bread is, otherwise it will disintegrate.
- Place the soaked bread slice on the pan. Add some oil around it, or alternately use butter or spray.
- Turn the slice over with a flat spatula when the edges look brown and done. Brown on the other side.
- Repeat process for the remaining bread.
- To make your own syrup, place the honey, butter and splash of water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sticky or coats the back of the spoon.
- Cut in desired shape and dust with powdered sugar. Pour syrup on top or serve on side along with sliced fruit of choice.
- You can use any bottled syrup too like caramel, or maple syrup.
I am sure I will be making this eggless French toast now. Just because it is so easy and made with things we generally have on hand. No special shopping needed!
Let me know how it works for you.