Eggnog French toast is an easy and delicious way to make your mornings a little more festive this holiday season. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of nondairy eggnogs on the market in 2017! All the leading brands, including Silk, So Delicious, Trader Joe’s, Califia Farms, and Rice Dream, have their own offerings. Even Good Karma and Malk rolled out flax milk and pecan milk nogs, respectively. My favorite topping for this dish is cranberry jam; it’s a nice tart counterpoint to the sweet, custardy French toast.
Vegan Eggnog French Toast
- 1 cup vegan eggnog
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons flour*
- pinch of salt
- 4-5 thick slices of bread preferably stale*
- coconut oil or vegan butter for frying
- maple syrup or powdered sugar
- whipped coconut cream
- fresh fruit or fruit preserves
- Whisk together eggnog, flaxseed, spices, vanilla, flour and salt. Allow to sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes so the flaxseed absorbs the liquid. Remove from fridge and whisk thoroughly.
- Heat a tablespoon of vegan butter or coconut oil over medium heat until melted.
- Dip stale bread into batter for just a few seconds, then fry for 3-5 minutes per side until crispy and golden brown. Stir the batter each time to keep all the spices from floating to the top and sticking to just one piece of bread.
- Serve immediately with desired toppings.
You can make a big batch of this French toast and freeze or refrigerate for easy, on-the-go breakfasts. Simply reheat in the microwave or even use your toaster.