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Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

July 10, 2021
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. 

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

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!

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

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.

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

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. 
  • Vegan brioche. My Easy Fluffy Vegan Brioche Bread is my favorite for this recipe. 

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

Blueberry Compote

The best part about this stack of dairy-free french toast is the gooey and sweet blueberry compote. 

All you need to make it is:

  • Blueberries. Opt for organic berries for the best flavor and nutrition.
  • Organic pure cane sugar. You can also use honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar if you prefer. 
  • Lemon juice. To balance the sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract for a bit of warming flavor.
  • Arrowroot starch. This is a great thickener for the compote to make it portable and smooth. 

The most important thing is to make sure the compote comes to a simmer after you add the starch. It needs to reach a boil to fully expand and cook. 

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

Topping French Toast

French toast is best served fresh off the griddle. To serve up your dairy-free breakfast, stack french toast and spoon blueberry compote on top. For crunch, add sliced almonds on top. 

And if you like extra sweetness or a bit more protein, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of vegan yogurt. Delicious! 

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

More Breakfast Recipes to Try

  • This Delicious French Toast with Caramelized Apples recipe is irresistibly good and is not only perfect for the fall season, but is a real treat for those early mornings or family gatherings.
  • These Pumpkin French Toasts + Praline Sauce have a delicious vegan option and rich, pumpkin-spiced flavor. 
  • Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast is sweet, savory and wonderfully fluffy. 

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

 

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Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

Easy Dairy-Free Blueberry French Toast

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 4 servings
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Ingredients

FRENCH TOAST:

  • 1 loaf vegan brioche bread  (Preferably a day old; See Notes for Vegan version)
  • 1 cup Almond milk, Unsweetened (Room Temp.) (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • 3 large organic eggs, room temperature (For Vegan option, see Notes!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsps Agave syrup or pure maple syrup
  • vegan butter, for cooking

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE/TOPPING:

  • 2 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Arrowroot starch + 1 Tbsp fresh WARM water

Instructions

FRENCH TOAST:

  • 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.

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE/TOPPING:

  • 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.
  • Bon Appetit!

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).**

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  1. Thank you for sharing so many delicious recipes, I xame for the Lemon BlackBerry Mint Tea recipe and proceeded to dive into more recipes. Now if only we could lose weight from drooling. ?

    • Hi! Haha! Thanks so much! I do hope that you find some great recipes as you contribute to dive! There’s always ways to enjoy your faves without compromising your goal of losing weight! ??

  2. I wish the weather would get the memo too!!! ? I’m next door in CT. If I hadn’t eaten that whole container of bloobs I bought today I could have been having this lucious French toast for brekkie tomorrow. Instead I’ll just be drooling.

  3. This has my mouth watering! I love French toast and this looks especially delicious.

    • Thanks so much, Bintu! I’m such a fan of French Toast also! So easy, yet delicious!

    • The Blueberry compote is amazing! I literally put it on everything once I have leftovers!