Make fluffy blueberry french toast for brunch or breakfast that's dairy-free and full of sweet summer flavor.
Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast
This Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast is perfect for breakfast or a nice brunch. The slices are thick, with a custardy center and crispy edges. Made without dairy and topped with a sweet blueberry compote.
If you know me, you know that I love a tasty breakfast. During the week on most days, I tend to grab something quick like a Vegan Breakfast Parfait with Blueberries & Granola, since I often have to get to work. However, the weekends are my favorite because I get a chance to make something more intricate!
This french toast is one of my go-to weekend breakfast recipes lately, and the whole family loves it. I think yours will too!
Why You’ll Love This French Toast Recipe
There’s a lot to love about this dairy-free blueberry french toast, including:-
The bread is thick and fluffy
It has a velvety, soft and tender texture in the center.
Not too sweet.
It has a light crunch from the Almond slices on top.
It’s warm and comforting.
A healthy filling breakfast without any dairy.
How to Make Dairy-Free French Toast
Here’s what you need to make this healthy french toast:
Almond milk. You can use any plant-based milk you like. Make sure its room temperature for easy mixing.
Eggs. For a vegan french toast recipe, replace the eggs with a mixture of chia seeds and water. See the notes below the recipe for how to.
Cinnamon. For a touch of warming spice.
Vanilla. To highlight the creamy texture and warming flavor.
Agave. You can swap this vegan sweetener for honey or maple syrup if you like.
1cupAlmond milk, Unsweetened (Room Temp.)(You can use your fave plant-based milk)
3largeorganic eggs, room temperature(For Vegan option, see Notes!)
1-2TbspsAgave syrup or pure maple syrup
vegan butter, for cooking
2cupsBlueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2cuporganic cane sugar
1Tbspfreshly-squeezed lemon juice
1tspArrowroot starch + 1 Tbsp fresh WARM water
Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.
Preheat griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.
Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast have been made.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the blueberries, lemon juice, cane sugar, vanilla, and water together, stirring until everything comes to a boil and the blueberry juices are released. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced considerably, stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. To thicken, mix together the arrowroot and WARM WATER until combined and "milky" in consistency. Add to the blueberry mixture and stir until it begins to thicken.
Once done, remove from heat.
To serve—stack french toast atop each other, spoon a generous amount of blueberry compote/topping and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
Tips & Tricks
BREAD: Instead of brioche bread, you can also use vegan challah or ciabatta bread or any other rustic bread. In most cases, day old bread works best!
VEGAN BRIOCHE: To make your own vegan brioche bread, see my latest recipe.
VEGAN OPTION: To make these French toasts vegan, whisk together 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 3 Tbsps WARM water in a small bowl until combined and let it sit for 10 minutes until thickened completely. This makes 1 "Chia Egg". ** NOTE: For this recipe just use 2 "chia eggs" (that means 2 Tbsps chia seeds + 6 Tbsps WARM water).**