French Toast one of the most loved breakfast cuisine. French toast is a breakfast food that everybody love that is made of sliced bread that is soaked in sugar, eggs and sometimes milk. The soaked bread is then pan fried. But are there times when you do not have eggs at home or you do not want to use eggs on your French toast. Yes, you can make eggless French toast and still taste delicious as that of a French toast with eggs. In here, let us teach you how to make French toast without eggs the easy and simply way.
Make French Toast Without Eggs
There are different egg substitutes that you can use when making French toast: cornstarch and custard powder but still have the same taste and flavor.
Make Eggless French toast and using cornstarch as egg substitute
When making eggless French toast with cornstarch as egg substitute, you will be needing the ingredients below:
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For best results, use whole milk.
Cornstarch is used to help thicken then milk which will be used to coat the slices of bread even better that would result to a more crispier French toast.
Adding sugar to your French toast will add to its sweetness. Powdered sugar sugar can also be used as well as castor sugar.
To add flavor to the French Toast, you can add vanilla extract or ground cinnamon to your French Toast.
Salt enhances the flavor of the French Toast.
When cooking the French Toast, you can either use oil or butter. Since salt is already one of the ingredients, make sure to use unsalted butter instead so as not salt content on your French toast will be lessened.
Step by Step Guide on how to make Eggless French Toast
Step 1: Prepare the batter
In preparing the batter, in a shallow bowl mix together ingredients such as: milk, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt.
Step 2: Dip the bread slices on the milk mixture then cook
On a cast iron pan or skillet over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter. Once butter starts to melt, spread it evenly on the pan.
Dip slices of bread into milk mixture making sure both sides are evenly coated. If you are using a thin slice of bread, make sure not to soak in the mixture too much which could result to a soggy bread. But for thick slices of bread, allow the bread to soak enough so that the milk and cornstarch mixture will be absorbed by the bread.
Place soaked slices of bread on the heated pan or skillet. Cook bread until it turns golden brown, flip the bread to cook the other side until golden brown. The frying process usually takes about 1 to 2 minutes. If both sides are already cooked enough (golden brown), transfer to serving plate and repeat the process with the rest of the remaining bread slices.
Although it is necessary to cook one slice at a time, the number of slices to be cook the same time depends on the size of your pan. Most of the time, 2 to 3 slices of bread can fit in a single pan.
Before soaking the bread slices again to the mixture, make sure to stir batter again. There are instances where cornstarch settle down at the bottom of the mixture when too much has elapsed with no movement.
Step 3: Serve delicious eggless French toast
Immediately serve cooked French toast since it is best eaten when still hot. To make it more delicious, you can drizzle French Toast with maple syrup and topped with toppings of choice.
How do you Store French Bread Toast
There are times when we are able to make large batches of these flavorful French toast that there will still be leftovers. Do not throw them away and follow the suggestions below on how to store it.
For leftovers, make sure French Toast has completely cooled down. Using a plastic wrap or aluminum foil, wrap the left over French toast. It can be stored for up to 3 days.
When freezing left over French toast, wrap French toast in an aluminum foil or plastic wrap and then placed inside a container or a freezer safe bags. French Toast can be frozen for up to 2 months.
If you want to reheat French Toast by doing either of the following methods: using a toaster to reheat, in an Oven and using a microwave.
When using the microwave to reheat French Toast, simply put 2 slices of French toast to the microwave plate. Make sure it is covered with a paper towel that is slightly damped. Then start reheating on high power for about 30 seconds.
When using the oven to reheat, make sure the toast is thawed first. Then place French Toasts on a baking tray and reheat for 8 to 10 minutes over a temperature of 375° F.
A few tips to make a the best eggless French toast
Since the bread, is of course, the most important ingredient when making French Toast, you have to carefully choose the kind of bread that you would use. Using a slices of bread that are too thin will most likely become soggy because when you soak a very thin bread over the milk mixture, it will absorb it quickly. When bread slices becomes soggy, it would easily break.
The recommended and typical thickness of the bread slices for making French toast is between 1/2 to 1 inch thick.
When Dipping in Milk mixture
Depending on the thickness of your bread, make sure not to soak bread slices on the milk mixture for a very long time on each of its sides. Since the longer the bread is soaked on the mixture, the more it will absorb the mixture thus resulting to a more soggy slice of bread.
Cornstarch tends to settle at the bottom of the mixture, therefore before soaking the remaining bread make sure to stir batter first.
The type and the size of cooking pan should also be considered. A non stick pan is the recommended type of cooking pan and its size should also depend on how many slices of French Toast you are making. For large batches, to save you some time opt for a larger and wider pan so that you can cook more slices for every batch as it can accommodate more. But for single serve or small batches of French Toast, a small sized or medium sized pan will do.
Ingredient Substitutes and Variations
There are instances when not only the eggs requires modification or alternative but other ingredients in making eggless French toasts may also need to have substitutes as well. Like for example: light or dark sugar can be used, when it comes to the milk you can use buttermilk instead.
To make the batter for the eggless French toast more richer, you can simply add at least 2 tbsp. of heavy cream.
When making French toast sticks, simply cut French Toast into sticks on equal sizes.
If you want to make stuffed French toast, you can either use peanut butter and banana spread, or you can choose to add chocolate-hazel spread. Don’t forget the delicious jams if your taste buds calls for it.
Eggless French Toast Recipe
Follow this simple and easy eggless French toast recipe if you want to make a French Toast that is crispy on the outside and custardy on the inside.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- 7 or 8 slices of bread (stale bread is preferred)
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp. of cornstarch (you can also use custard powder)
- 2 tbsp. of granulated sugar or castor sugar
- 1/2 tsp. of Vanilla extract. If you will be using cornstarch in your recipe, add at least 1 more tsp. of Vanilla extract.
- 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tbsp. of unsalted butter
- Preheat over medium heat your non stick pan or a skillet.
If you want to use griddle, you can also do so.
- In a bowl, place in the following ingredients and stir to mix them all well: whole milk, sugar, cornstarch or custard powder, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and ground cinnamon. Then set aside.
- Meanwhile, place at least 1/2 tbsp. of butter on the non stick pan or skillet over medium heat.
- Whisk batter again to mix them well.
- Get a slice of bread and dip into the milk mixture. Dipping just enough for the mixture to coat both sides.
- Remove excess of the milk mixture on the bread slices by shaking it off, then put coated bread to the preheated pan or skillet.
- Cook bread on one side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
- Flip bread on the other side and cook again for another 1-2 minutes or until it becomes golden brown.
- Once all sides are completely cooked, serve French toast without eggs. Don’t forget to drizzle cooked French Toast with maple syrup and toppings.
When making large batches of French Toast, to speed up the cooking process, make sure to use a large pan or a large skillet. That way you can cook at least 3 to 4 slices at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have egg allergies or cannot tolerate eggs or there are no available eggs in your kitchen but want to make French toast, there are egg substitutes such as a cornstarch or a custard powder.
As previously mentioned, in order for your French Toast to not become soggy is first by not using a super thin slices of bread but rather a thick brad. Simply because too thin bread slices quickly absorbs the mixture.
Next, is soaking bread for a very long time in the mixture also results to a soggy French toasts.
If you want a vegan French toast, you can use a vegan butter instead of the salted or unsalted butter butter. Also, make sure to use plant-based milk instead. Examples of plant-based milk includes oat milk ( make French Toast more thicker and creamier), almond milk and coconut milk will do too.
You can use cornstarch as custard powder substitute. When cornstarch is then used, it is recommended to add a tsp. of vanilla extract to enhance its flavor.
The eggless French toast recipe mentioned in this post is perhaps one of the easiest and simple way of making French toast without eggs. It is not only used for individuals with egg allergies but is also used whenever you run out of eggs in your kitchen.
Follow the French toast without eggs recipe and let us know what you think.