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Coconut Milk French Toast

French toast is a lovely addition to breakfast, but eggs aren't so great for us vegans. So. What to do? How can we make French Toast without eggs? One way is by using a thickened coconut milk batter, which tastes amazing, and is totally free of undeveloped birds!  

Because coconut milk is wetter than egg, cooking takes quite a bit longer than regular French toast, but this is well worth it.

Ingredients for 8 pieces:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup corn starch or rice flour
  • ½ loaf thickly cut bread – slightly stale (easier to use). Baguettes are great, and you can certainly use gluten free bread as well!
  • Cinnamon/cardamom (or any “sweet” spice), to taste
  • A drizzle of high-heat oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix coconut milk with flour, making sure that all lumps are dissolved.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, and in the meantime coat one piece of bread in the coconut mixture.
  3. Fry for five minutes per side until golden brown. Flip the bread and repeat until all the bread and coconut batter is used.
  4. Serve with a dusting of spices, coconut syrup (pictured) or your favorite syrup or preserves.


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Veganara
    Voted. Yum, this sounds wonderful! A great alternative to the traditional egg batter. I've got some coconut milk in my cupboard and only yesterday I was wondering what to do with it, so thanks for this! You can also make a kind of French toast using gram flour for the batter, an Indian recipe. (Gram flour is CHICK pea flour, as I am sure you know - kind of ironically appropriate, huh? :-D)
    1. kristo
      that sounds amazing! chickpea flour = amazing :)
  2. The Flaming Vegan Crew
    The Flaming Vegan Crew
    Dude! Welcome back!
    1. kristo
  3. alexandra bezerra
  4. Arun Kumar
    Good Stuff, Voted Now..
  5. Blanca Verome
    Blanca Verome
    Wow, definitely have to try this! I make my own flours, so I will have to try it out with the chickpea flour mentioned by Veganara.


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