French toast – try this delicious vegan recipe

Veganuary or not, we love this vegan French toast recipe by Alex Head – founder of Social Pantry

French toast

We love French toast, but if you're trying to go vegan, you might think it will be a recipe you'll have to miss out on. Fear not – caterers with a conscience, Social Pantry, have created a special plant-based version of our brunch favorite – and non-vegans will love it too. 

We have tried this delicious dish (more than once) and can certainly vouch for its exquisite taste. And no, you don't even need the best toaster to make it.

If you are desperate to expand your breakfast/brunch repertoire and love French toast we can only imagine that this Pancake Day recipe may be right up your street. 

French toast – the perfect recipe vegans can enjoy too

Serves 4


  • 200g ripe banana
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 20g cornflour
  • 60ml pure maple syrup
  • 8 slices of your favorite bread
  • Oil for frying

To serve:

  • Seasonal berry compote
  • Fresh fruit
  • Coconut yoghurt
  • Something crunchy – we used a nut brittle, but you could substitute in your favorite granola or toasted seeds


1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. 

2. Blitz all French Toast ingredients, apart from bread and oil, in a food processor until smooth. 

3. Soak the bread in the mixture, turning over when fully soaked in. 

4. Bake the toast in the oven for five to 10 minutes, to firm toast up. 

5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry until golden brown on each side. 

6. Enjoy with a dollop of compote, coconut yoghurt, and a sprinkle of something crunchy.

Thanks to Social Pantry

Jennifer Ebert
Deputy Editor (Digital)

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.