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VEGAN BANANA FRENCH TOAST

Vegan Banana French Toast features heart healthy ingredients like banana, almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla for a wonderful eggless and dairy-free french toast the entire family will love!

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French toast is a classic breakfast or brunch food, but we know it’s great any time of day. If you are a lover of french toast, this vegan Banana French Toast is easy to make and does not disappoint!

Contrary to the belief that you need eggs to make french toast, as you can see here it is perfectly possible to have wonderful eggless French toast. There’s nothing but simple whole food plant based goodness here and they are so easy to make!

And as creative creatures we are, we have adopted different variations – like this vegan Orange French Toast. Both are full of delicious flavor and texture, bite after bite.

Made with just 5 ingredients, it cooks up golden on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. Ready in 20 minutes, it’s simply the best!

So without further ado, let’s go bananas and make something wonderful!

top down view of ingredients for making vegan banana french toast recipe.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s a look at everything you will need, including ingredient substitutions. Measurements can be found in the printable recipe card below.

  • Banana. Use a very ripe banana for the best results. Not only will it be sweeter, but it will be soft and easy to mash.
  • Plant milk. Use your favorite non-dairy milk, preferably unsweetened. I used oat milk here, but almond, cashew, soy, or coconut will all do great!
  • Vanilla. You can omit the vanilla if using vanilla flavored non-dairy milk.
  • Cinnamon. Adds a nice layer of flavor. Feel free to adjust to taste.
  • Butter. Used for greasing the griddle. I use and recommend Miyoko’s. You can sub with oil of choice if preferred.

Best Bread For French Toast

When making vegan french toast I recommend picking up a loaf of bread that can be sliced at least 3/4 inch thick, leaving a soft pillowy center. Regular sandwich slices tend to become soggy in the center.

For the recipe here I used a sourdough loaf because I love the extra tang. Whole grain artisan bread would be a great choice too! And for something extra special, try making french toast with cinnamon swirl bread or Banana Bread!

side by side photos showing the process of making vegan banana french toast batter.

How To Make Vegan Banana French Toast

  • Simply mash the banana in the bottom of a wide shallow dish, add the non-dairy milk and spices, give a good stir.
  • Quickly dip each slice of bread in the mixture, repeat on the other side, and place bread on heated griddle.
  • Cook about 3 – 4 minutes per side, or until nice and golden on each side.

And that’s it, vegan french toast made with banana – no eggs or dairy involved!

Top Tips

  • Use thick sliced bread. For the best vegan french toast, use a thicker sliced bread for a perfect soft and pillowy center.
  • Use a blender. For an ultra smooth batter, use a small blender to puree the ingredients together.
top down view of serving platter with fresh made vegan banana french toast.

Serving Suggestions

Banana french toast can be served with simple pure maple syrup and topped with fruit for a delicious and filling breakfast or brunch!

Here are a few of my favorite options:

More Easy Breakfast Recipes!

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Let me know if you try this vegan french toast recipe or have a question! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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VEGAN BANANA FRENCH TOAST

Vegan Banana french toast is made with healthy, whole food plant based ingredients and makes a scrumptious breakfast the whole family will love! Eggless and dairy-free recipe.

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • dash of nutmeg, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • vegan butter or coconut oil, for greasing
  • 6 slices of French or sourdough loaf, cut 3/4 – 1 inch thick
  • pure maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

Preheat: Heat your skillet on medium heat or griddle to manufacturer’s instructions.

Bread: Slice your loaf of bread into 3/4 –  1 inch thick slices.

Mix: In a flat bottom, shallow medium bowl mash the banana until creamy and fairly smooth. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, optional nutmeg, and milk, stir until combined.

Dip: Using about 1 teaspoon of butter or oil, grease the griddle/skillet (do this each time you add a new batch). Quickly dip bread into the wet mixture and flip to coat the other side (do not let the slices soak, or you may have soggy french toast).

Cook: Place french toast sliced on the griddle and cook for 3 – 4 minutes on each side, or until golden.

Serve with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit of choice.

Serves 3

Notes

If using regular sandwich bread, be sure to dip quickly on each side or you may end up with a soggy center.

For a smooth banana mixture, use a blender to mix the ingredients.

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

Updated: Banana Vegan French Toast was originally published in February 2013. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in February 2021.

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15 Comments

  1. My 13 month old son is anaphylactic to eggs so this recipe was just perfect. To be able to create something different for him to enjoy for breakfast.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Love this, so glad he enjoyed his french toast! Thanks for sharing, Emily!

  2. So good! Will definitely make again.

  3. I have tried this amazing banana french toast and it was amazing! Thanks for sharing

  4. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

    Thank you so much for pointing that out! I double checked and for some reason it calculated this recipe using fortified, reduced-fat whole milk. The numbers now reflect using almond milk. Cheers :)

  5. The Recipe is so delicious and tasty!

  6. Made this and it was great! Very, very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. This was the best french toast I've ever had

  8. I made it yesterday and I loved it, however, it was a bit soggy, any advice?

    1. Do not let it soak…it's best to quickly dip both sides and put on the griddle immediately to cook. I will make add that in to the recipe. That will do it. :)

  9. Dan's Animal Free says:

    Just made this and it was great! I usually always fail at french toast, but this time it worked. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. lysa jordan says:

    Anything with banana cinnamon…and maple syrup gets me in a very good mood in the morning :) You are totally right French toast never disappoints!

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