platter of vegan french toast using JUST egg, topped with pats of dairy-free butter

JUST Egg French Toast (Vegan)

There’s not much that’s better than a classic slab of crispy french toast drenched in butter and maple syrup. It’s a simple pleasure that’s fuss-free and great for even the pickiest of eaters. In this plant-based JUST Egg french toast, you’ll enjoy the same rich indulgence without the animal products. You’ll love how it’s:

  • Simple with less than 10 ingredients, most of which you likely already have
  • Quick, taking just 20 minutes for the first batch to get on the table
  • Flexible and easily adaptable to gluten-free and nut-free diets

This is another installment in my “Kinda Garten” series, where I take iconic Barefoot Contessa recipes and make them plant-based. In Ina’s version, she uses challah bread. If you can find a good vegan loaf, by all means, use it!

Can You Make French Toast With JUST Egg?

Yes, you can make a delicious french toast using plant-based JUST Egg! It acts exactly as chicken eggs would, giving french toast its signature richness with crispy edges and a fluffy interior. It’s a great option for those with egg allergies or vegan diners. One whole bottle equals about 6–8 chicken eggs.

JUST Egg French Toast Key Ingredients

Here’s what you need for the french toast:

JUST Egg: It should come as no surprise that this is the main ingredient for this french toast. It replaces eggs in a traditional recipe.

Plant-based milk: You can use any unsweetened variation you like. For an even richer french toast, try using vegan creamer (unsweetened) or a homemade cashew cream.

Vanilla extract: Just a half teaspoon will add great flavor.

Maple syrup: This infuses the french toast with just a touch of sweetness. You can also use agave nectar. For additional sweetness, drizzle on more maple syrup when serving.

Sea salt: Because every sweet dish needs salt to balance everything out.

Cinnamon: Just a hint adds a boost of flavor.

Orange zest: This is completely optional. For a simple. classic french toast, leave it out. But if you plan on serving it with fresh berries, I love how the orange zest adds a nice fragrance and lovely fruity notes.

Good bread: You can use any bread, from whole wheat to sourdough to gluten-free. Just make sure you slice your bread on the thicker size, about 3/4 inch to 1 inch. This way, it’ll be able to absorb lots of the mixture so that it’s crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.

Vegan butter: For greasing the pan and for serving.

How to Make French Toast With JUST Egg

It’s easy to make this JUST Egg french toast.

  1. Whisk together the JUST egg, plant-based milk, vanilla, maple syrup, salt, and orange zest (if using) until combined.
  2. Dip thickly sliced bread into the mixture and let it sit for a couple of minutes to absorb it.
  3. Pan-fry over medium heat in a little vegan butter until golden and crispy, about five minutes per side.
  4. Serve hot with additional vegan butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh fruit (if desired).

Serving Suggestions

I love this french toast with coffee — why not try this cold brew latte with it?

To make it a full brunch spread, serve it alongside some cinnamon spice oatmeal, or for a savory twist, my vegan kolaches or tofu migas scramble!

platter of vegan french toast using JUST egg, topped with pats of dairy-free butter

JUST Egg French Toast

This plant-based JUST Egg French Toast is delightfully crispy with just a hint of sweetness. Serve it hot with vegan butter and syrup!
5 from 5 votes
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Course Breakfast


  • 1 bottle JUST Egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional)
  • 1 loaf good freshly baked bread of choice (sliced 1 inch thick)
  • vegan butter (for the pan and for serving)
  • maple syrup for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • In a large, shallow pan, whisk together the JUST egg, plant-based milk, vanilla, maple syrup, salt, and orange zest (if using).
  • Dip the bread slices in the mixture, 2–3 at a time, and let sit for a couple minutes to soak.
  • Heat a large, nontstick skillet over medium heat. Melt 1–2 tbsp of vegan butter.
  • Pan-fry the french toast until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Keep the slices warm in the oven until you're ready to serve.
  • Serve warm with extra vegan butter, maple syrup, and fresh fruit (if desired).


Gluten free: Use a good gluten free loaf of bread.
Nut free: Make sure you use nut free vegan butter (NOT Miyokos as it contains cashews) and nut free bread. Avoid using almond, cashew, or hazelnut milk — opt for soy or oat.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this JUST Egg French Toast recipe, is so delicious and easy to make, definitely in my breakfast menu. Thanks for sharing 🙂