Breakfast

August 9, 2021

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast is the ultimate vegan weekend breakfast. Sweet blueberries make a delicious syrup for soft, fluffy French toast slices.

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

French toast is such a great weekend breakfast treat - it feels super fancy and sophisticated, but it's super easy to make. Definitely not an every day type of food, but still delicious and (if you do it right) still fairly nutritious.

This Plant-Based Blueberry French toast is extra fancy with the addition of a blueberry compote. The compote itself isn't that complicated though - basically, you just heat up some blueberries in boiling water and reduce them down for a few minutes to create a delicious sauce that still has whole blueberries in it, but is a thick, syrupy texture. So good!

Of course, you also have to top this French toast with some more blueberries (fresh if you can get good ones) because why not? Blueberries have so many nutrients and antioxidants that it's worth it to throw on a few extra. Plus they're delicious!

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this plant-based blueberry French toast is oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan
  • Delicious, healthy breakfast — this French toast is made from whole food ingredients with fiber and nutrients for a healthy and tasty breakfast
  • Blueberry focus — while this is a basic vegan French toast recipe, I've included a recipe for a super simple blueberry compote to really feature the sweet and tangy blueberry flavor

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Ingredients

  • French Bread: Apparently most people make French toast with pre-sliced bread or just random bread. But in my house growing up we always made French toast with actual French bread. I think it makes the thickest, softest French toast, so that's what we're using here.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: The base of the soak mixture. I used oat milk because it's incredibly creamy, but any non-dairy milk will work perfectly.
  • Maple Syrup: For a hint of sweetness. You can also use date syrup.
  • Ground Flaxseed & Cornstarch: Flax acts as the egg and cornstarch just helps thicken the soaking mixture a bit more.
  • Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Salt: These are all optional but I highly recommend them. The spices add a depth of flavor and the vanilla gives that rich sweet vanilla flavor.
  • Blueberry Compote, Fresh Blueberries & Maple Syrup: for topping.

Blueberry Compote

The compote is super simple just a few ingredients:

  • Blueberries: Fresh are great, but you can also use frozen - just omit the water.
  • Water: To heat the blueberries and help them burst.
  • Date Syrup: For just a hint of sweetness.
  • Lemon Juice: For some tang.

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

How to make Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Step 1. Slice the bread into 1" thick slices.

Step 2. In a medium bowl, mix the milk, maple syrup, flaxseed, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour the mixture into a large, flat pan or dish. Let sit 5 minutes.

Step 3. Meanwhile make the blueberry compote. Boil the water then add the blueberries and cook 2-3 minutes until the blueberries burst. Add the date syrup and lemon juice and cook 2-3 more minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

Step 4. Soak each piece of bread in the milk mixture for about 20-30 seconds per side. Then heat in a non-stick pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Repeat until all the slices are cooked.

Step 5. Stack the French toast on a plate and top with blueberry jam, fresh blueberries, and maple syrup. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for fresh fruit and elegant, delicious breakfasts. Bless this meal. Amen.

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Related Recipes

Love blueberries? Try my completely fruit sweetened blueberry jam or these meal-prep friendly blueberry maple overnight oats.

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast

Plant-Based Blueberry French Toast is the ultimate vegan weekend breakfast. Sweet blueberries make a delicious syrup for soft, fluffy French toast slices.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

10

min

cook:

20

min

total:

30

min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Loaf French Bread or Bread of Choice (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup or Date Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • Blueberry Compote, for topping
  • Fresh Blueberries, for topping
  • Maple Syrup, for topping

Blueberry Compote

  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Date Syrup
  • Juice of a Lemon

Instructions

  1. Slice the bread into 1" thick slices.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the milk, maple syrup, flaxseed, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour the mixture into a large, flat pan or dish. Let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the blueberry compote. Boil the water then add the blueberries and cook 2-3 minutes until the blueberries burst. Add the date syrup and lemon juice and cook 2-3 more minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Soak each piece of bread in the milk mixture for about 20-30 seconds per side. Then heat in a non-stick pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Repeat until all the slices are cooked.
  5. Stack the French toast on a plate and top with blueberry jam, fresh blueberries, and maple syrup. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography