There is a comforting feeling about a stack of bread battered and cooked until it’s golden brown and topped with too much maple syrup. That is Sunday morning perfection, in my mind. This Vegan Cinnamon Roll French Toast takes a classic breakfast to the next level. The pecan cinnamon-sugar topping will knock your socks off. It makes for all the cozy vibes you need on your weekend mornings.
no eggs, no problem in this cinnamon roll french toast
French toast without eggs? Is that even a thing. It sure is! And no one can tell they are missing. So what does this recipe use to help mimic the texture and taste of regular french toast? It’s a combination of chia seeds and arrowroot powder. You still soak/dip the bread in the batter for a few minutes until it has absorbed some of the moisture. Which in the end is what gets the french toast that perfectly crispy outside with a softer and flavourful inside.
what bread to use for your vegan french toast
The bread you choose is your call. I haven’t tried it on gluten free bread yet. But I buy an organic spelt loaf from a local store and it works wonders with this recipe. I once made vegan french toast (different recipe) for my mom using a gluten free loaf (it was from a local bakery too). I think maybe from all the starches used in a GF loaf, the outside crisped up nicely but the inside was completely soggy. She still ate it cause it was smothered in maple syrup and that stuff amazing. So I’m not entirely sure if gluten free bread will work with this recipe, but hey it’s worth a shot.
here are a few reasons why I love this dairy free french toast, so listen up!
- This dairy free french toast is a straightforward recipe to follow for such a fancy outcome. And as a baker’s hint, if you have two pans on the go at the same time, your cook time will be cut down!
- This recipe is super easy to double if you have more people coming for breakfast. It’s pretty hard to mess up the batter as you just throw everything in a shallow bowl and mix. Then dip the bread in and let it soak for a few minutes. Easy Peasy.
- The cinnamon roll pecan topping is totally optional. But it takes this recipe to the next level. This topping is what puts the cinnamon roll in cinnamon roll french toast. So you probably shouldn’t skip it. This topping is sweet, creamy and loaded with the delicious flavour of cinnamon. It is to die for.
This cinnamon roll french toast usually happens on the weekend. It starts the weekend with a little self-meditation in the kitchen. It slows down the craziness of the week and starts my Saturday or Sunday off right. So treat yourself with a little extra cinnamon and a little extra sugar this weekend, you deserve it.