Who doesn’t love warm, homemade french toast? It is one of my favorite comforting breakfast dishes. This recipe is a bit of a sweet treat, so use caution adding too much agave nectar. You may even want to save this one for a special occasion. This recipe is so delicious that most people would not be able to guess that it is vegan. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


For the French Toast

3/4 cup almond milk

3/4 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1/4 cup chickpea flour

2 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

Vegan butter

8 slices gluten-free, vegan sourdough bread

For the Berry Compote 

1 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries

1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Lemon zest

For the Coconut Smear

1/4 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup coconut milk

2 teaspoons agave nectar


For the French Toast

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, coconut milk, agave nectar, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Transfer the mixture to a shallow baking dish
  2. Heat a large skilletover medium-low heat and add vegan butter. Start with 2 tablespoons and add more as needed. 
  3. Dip bread in batter until thoroughly soaked. Repeat on the other side. 
  4. Fry each slice of bread for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.

For the Berry Compote 

  1. Add raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, coconut sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until fruit is well macerated. 

For the Smear 

  1. Combine coconut butter, coconut milk and agave nectar and smash and stir with a fork to combine. 

To Serve

  1. Top French toast with coconut smear and berry compote. Serve warm. 

For another great vegan breakfast recipe, check out my favorite Steel Cut Oats with Caramelized Bananas.

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