This family-friendly Easy & Healthy Gluten-Free French Toast Recipe is the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch! You only need 15 minutes and a few simple ingredients. Everyone in your family will love sinking their teeth into this delicious gluten-free french toast and no one will believe it's gluten-free!
Oftentimes I literally crave this Gluten-Free French Toast for a Saturday morning breakfast! As people who are gluten intolerant, we shouldn't have to skimp on our weekend brunch. This gluten-free french toast is vegan friendly and comes out perfectly toasty on the outside while also being moist and custardy in the center.
Gluten Free French Toast Ingredients Needed
With only 7 ingredients, my easy gluten-free french toast recipe uses simple ingredients for the best breakfast! Here's what you'll need:
- Milk: To keep this recipe vegan, choose a plant based milk like oat or almond milk!
- Flax Seed Meal & Hot Water: Flax seed meal and hot water are mixed to make our vegan egg mixture. If you are not vegan and would prefer to make this gluten-free french toast with regular eggs, I recommend using two.
- Vanilla: This is added to take the flavor up a notch!
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon is used for that classic french toast taste!
- Bread: Choosing the right gluten-free bread is key when making the perfect gluten-free french toast. I used the brand Schar for this recipe. I went with their Artisan Baker White Bread. If you are not gluten-free, feel free to use any thick bread. Just be sure to check the labels of your bread to make sure they're egg and dairy-free (if needed!)
- Butter: Use a plant based butter to cook the french toast in the pan. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, feel free to use regular butter instead of vegan butter.
- To Top: You can top off your french toast with maple syrup, powdered sugar and fruit like berries or banana slices!
How to Make This Gluten Free French Toast Recipe
This gluten-free french toast recipe is made in just a few simple steps! If you need the full, printable recipe, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
Step 1: In a small bowl, mix the flax seed meal and hot water together until a very thick paste forms. If you are using regular eggs, you may skip this step.
Step 2: Add the flax eggs (or regular eggs), non-dairy milk, vanilla and cinnamon to a bowl. Whisk until completely combined.
Step 3: Bring a skillet with about a tablespoon of vegan butter to medium heat. Once the butter sizzles, use your spatula to pus it around the pan until it is evenly coated.
Step 4: Using the gluten-free bread, dip the bread into the mixture for about 1 second so that it is coated on both sides. Immediately place the coated gluten-free bread into the skillet and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. Used your spatula to flip the bread over.
Step 5: Once the other side of the bread is also golden brown, serve immediately and top your vegan french toast with powdered sugar, maple syrup and berries or sliced bananas! Enjoy!
- No plant based butter? No problem! If you don't have plant based butter on hand, you can substitute it with coconut oil!
- Don't flip too soon! Make sure you let the french toast get nice and golden brown before flipping it. This is key to having delicious french toast!
- Don't have flax seed meal on hand? If you don't regularly use flax seed meal, then you can try my Vegan French Toast recipe instead! It uses non-dairy yogurt to create the french toast custard instead of flax eggs.
- Avoid over soaking the bread! Just dip the bread in for a few seconds, maximum. If you let the bread sit in the mixture it will come out soggy in the middle!
Frequently Asked Questions
For this recipe, you'll want to choose a gluten-free (and plant-based bread if needed) bread. Schar bread is great since it is dairy-free, egg-free, and has a nice thick texture. The thicker the bread, the better the texture will be!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To freeze, place a piece of parchment paper in between each piece of toast and place in a freezer bag. You can freeze the french toast for up to 2 months. To reheat, you can warm these up from frozen in the microwave, toaster or oven on a low heat setting until heated through.
Yes! You can use 2 regular eggs in this recipe, if you are not vegan or egg-free. If you are vegan but looking for an alternative vegan french toast recipe, I recommend trying my Vegan French Toast Recipe without Flax.
More Breakfast Recipes to Try
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- Fluffy Vegan Buttermilk Pancakes
- Pumpkin Bagel Bites
- Oatmeal Sweet Potato Pancakes
Gluten-Free French Toast
Easy Vegan French Toast
- 1 cup oat milk or almond milk
- 4 tablespoon flax seed meal
- 4 tablespoon hot water
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 loaf of vegan or gluten free bread (For Gluten Free - I like Schar)
- 3 tablespoon vegan butter for frying
Vegan French Toast Toppings
- powdered sugar
- maple syrup
- berries or banana slices
Easy Vegan French Toast
- In a small bowl, mix the flax seed meal and hot water together until a very thick paste forms.
- Add the flax mixture, oat milk, vanilla, and cinnamon to a bowl. Whisk until completely combined.
- Bring a skillet with about a tablespoon of vegan butter to medium heat. Once the butter sizzles, use your spatula to push it around the pan until it is evenly coated.
- Using your vegan or gluten free bread of choice, dip the bread into the mixture for about 1 second so that it is coated on both sides. Immediately place the coated bread into the skillet and cook for about 2 or 3 minutes (or until golden). Use your spatula to flip the bread over.
- Repeat until all of the bread is fried and golden, top your vegan french toast with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and berries or sliced bananas. Enjoy!
- Use your favorite vegan bread for this recipe, the thicker the slices the better!
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.
Victoria Schultz says
Is there something other than flax meal I can use?
Hi Victoria, you can try using a mashed banana!