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VEGAN ORANGE FRENCH TOAST

Orange Vegan French Toast features a hint of orange and cinnamon flavors and cooked on the griddle until golden for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast or brunch idea! Eggless and dairy-free recipe.

side angle view of plated vegan orange french toast.

Why We Love This Recipe

Vegan Orange French Toast with orange juice, a hint of vanilla, and cinnamon for a most simple and delightful breakfast!

  • Each slice cooks up golden on the outside and pillowy soft in the center, with subtle flavors of orange and cinnamon all around.
  • It’s made with no eggs or dairy, and is perfect for those following a whole food plant based diet. You won’t miss a thing with this vegan french toast recipe!

Impress your family and friends with this delicious breakfast they will surely want you to make again and again.

Recipe adapted from the very fun recipe blog, The Vegan Stoner, you can find the original recipe here.

top down view of ingredients used to make vegan orange french toast recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need

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

  • Plant milk. I used unsweetened oat milk, but any non-dairy milk will do (soy, cashew, coconut, almond, etc.)
  • Orange juice. Use fresh squeezed or bottled. If using bottled, use your preference of with pulp or without.
  • Sweetener. All types of sweeteners will work – pure cane, coconut, date, or brown sugar. Also pure maple syrup would be delicious! And for zero-sugar, try monk fruit sweetener.
  • Vanilla. Can omit if using vanilla flavored plant milk.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Vegan butter or oil. Use your preferred ingredient for greasing the griddle or skillet.

Choosing The Best Bread For Vegan French Toast

Using the right bread to make vegan french toast is essential! I’ve had the best luck with dense, hearty breads such as sourdough, French or Italian loaves and round artisan breads, cut into 3/4 – 1 inch thick slices (1/2 inch pre-sliced loaves should be ok too). These breads are sturdy and can stand to be dipped in liquids. Unlike the majority of sandwich breads typically found in the bread aisle, which tend to get soggy in an eggless batter.

side by side photos showing the process of prepping orange french toast ingredients.

How To Make Orange French Toast

This vegan Orange French Toast recipe is SO easy to make!

  • Slice the loaf of bread into 3/4 – 1 inch thick slices.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the orange juice, non-dairy milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
side by side photos showing the process of cooking orange french toast on griddle.
  • Dip the bread on both sides and cook on the griddle or skillet for 2 – 3 minutes per side, or until golden on each side.

And now you’re ready to enjoy vegan french toast with fragrant orange made simple, straightforward and quick!

Top Tips

  • Choose the right bread. For the best results, head to the bakery section and pick up a loaf of sourdough, French, Italian or whole grain artisan bread!
  • Opt for all orange juice. Out of milk or just want more orange flavor, you can replace the milk with orange juice.
top down view of serving platter with vegan orange french toast with items surrounding.

Result is golden, flavorful slices of pillowy soft deliciousness. I ❤️ orange-french toast!

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve orange french toast with pure maple syrup for a simple meal.
  • Add fresh orange slices for freshness and color.
  • For a little extra sweetness, try adding a light dusting of organic powdered sugar over top.
  • Serve with other fresh fruits of choice, or try this Cherry Berry Fruit Salad on the side.

More Vegan Breakfast Recipes!

top down view of plated vegan orange french toast with maple syrup being poured over top.

Let me know if you try this orange 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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ORANGE FRENCH TOAST (VEGAN)

A wonderfully flavored vegan french toast infused with hints of orange and cinnamon for a delicious meal to be enjoyed any time of day!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 loaf french or sourdough bread, sliced 3/4 – 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar, maple syrup or coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegan butter or coconut oil, for griddle/skillet

To serve

  • pure maple syrup
  • pure cane powdered sugar, optional
  • fresh orange slices

Instructions

Preheat a griddle according to manufacturer’s instructions (it’s usually 350 degrees for french toast). Alternatively, warm a large skillet over medium heat.

Mix: In a medium size, flat bottom, shallow bowl, mix together the milk, orange juice, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Cook: Grease the griddle or skillet. Lightly dip both sides of toast into the mixture, place on the griddle, and cook until golden brown on each side, approx. 3 minutes per side. 

Serve with pure maple syrup and garnish of choice.

Serves about 3 – 4, depending on how thick you cut your slices. 2 slices per serving.

Notes

Nutrition information is based on 1/2 loaf of bread, or about 6 slices.

Updated: Orange French Toast was originally published in November 2012. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in February 2021.

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9 Comments

  1. We made this French toast this morning, and it was SO easy and delicious. Tried it out on two types of bread — the less absorbent bread won out. I love the brightness that comes through in using the citrus/orange juice. Helps the French toast feel light somehow. Will be adding to our regular rotation. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Hi can I use honey instead of maple syrup? Which one is healthier?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I recommend maple syrup since it’s vegan, but they both are about the sweetness. Enjoy!

  3. I LOVE this recipe!! The batter is so awesome that I make double and use it to top my french toast.

  4. you have saved me!!! one of the things i miss terrible after going vegan is french toast. these are amazing!!! i added some homemade strawberry syrup on top and ON NOM NOM

  5. Ginny McMeans says:

    I am also in love with this recipe. I can't wait to make it for my nieces.

  6. sophiesfoodiefiles says:

    MMMM! I have made it twice already & loved every bit of it! So tasty too! :)

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