This Egg Free French Toast recipe is also gluten free (but can be made with gluten), dairy free, soy free, and nut free.
Egg free french toast has always been a hard recipe to make. I mean yea you can soak some bread in milk and fry it in lot’s of butter, but does that really taste like french toast? Nope, it just tastes like fried bread. That’s why I decided to make an Egg Free French Toast that really has an “eggy” taste. Inspired my Egg Free Omelette that’s made with garbanzo bean flour, I decided to use garbanzo bean flour to make an egg-like french toast batter.
Garbanzo Bean Flour for Egg Free French Toast
Have you ever tried making my Egg Free Omelette? If you have then you have already seen how amazing garbanzo bean flour is when mixed with water and fried in a pan. It really does mimic an egg-like texture. Best of all garbanzo bean flour is naturally savory so it also mimics an egg-like flavor. When I decided to use it as a batter for my egg free french toast, I wanted to make it a little bit sweeter of course. A little bit of coconut flour really helps add a nice sweetness that cuts the savory taste of the garbanzo bean flour.
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Tips on Soaking the Bread
I think it’s worth noting before you dive into making this Egg Free French toast, that not all bread is created equal. Especially when you are using gluten free bread. I tried this recipe with two different gluten free bread. I used Canyon Bakehouse white bread first and then when I was out of that I used Schar multigrain bread. Both of these loaves of bread are gluten free and both did not act the same. The Canyon Bakehouse white bread needed to soak longer and maintained it’s texture quite well through the process. When I soaked the Schar bread it actually started to get really soft and almost mushy when I tried to soak it too long. My word of advice is to start soaking your bread for a couple minutes then check to see how it’s holding up. You do want the bread to soak up the batter but you also don’t want your bread falling apart.
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You would swear this Egg Free French Toast was made with real egg. Instead, the bread is soaked in a batter made with garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, and other tasty ingredients. It has an egg-like taste and texture but is completely egg free and vegan. Here I'm using gluten free bread, but you can use any bread you choose.
- 8 slices bread of choice - approximately 8 slices
- 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 1-2 tablespoons margarine or butter
Whisk together garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, water, cane sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large flat bowl.
Soak your bread in the egg-free batter for about 5 minutes. Make sure your bread is completely submerged in the batter while soaking. You may need to set a spoon on top to make sure the bread goes under. Also, depending on the size of your bowl you may need to do your bread in batches. See note in the blog post about soak time.
Preheat a pan on medium and grease with about a tablespoon of margarine or butter. Cook the soaked bread on medium for about 3-4 mins on each side. Make sure the heat doesn’t get too hot, you want golden brown, not black. Depending on your burner you may need to turn the heat down to medium-low.
Enjoy your egg-free french toast as is or top with fresh fruit, maple syrup, honey, or nut butter.