Ahh, what’s better than waking up in the morning to fresh, warm french toast? Some might think making a vegan french toast is an impossible feat, but good news… I cracked the code! We can have all the goodness of french toast without including dairy or eggs. I figured it out by combining various recipes I found online, and I really think its success rate has to do with the type of bread you use.
Look, it’s not exactly the same as coating it with egg batter, but it’s a pretty damn good substitute. And once you cover that bread with compote and syrup, there’s really not much difference anyway! Grab a knife and fork, cause you’ll wanna dive mouth first into this french toast and rosemary peach compote.
Speaking of compote, the one in this recipe is totally delish! Rosemary and peach compote is a killer topping that’ll have your tastebuds dancing. The best part is that it’s ridiculously easy to make! It only has five ingredients, and comes together easily by simply heating it on the stove and letting it thicken up. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself licking the plate clean.
Planning a week’s worth of vegan breakfast? French toast and rosemary peach compote is just the the beginning of my favorite morning recipes. Here’s 5 more easy vegan breakfast recipes to keep you waking up on the right side of the bed. Or if you’re on a vegan french toast kick, try it as sticks or a sandwich! Now enough french toast talk, let’s get around to the eating!
french toast & rosemary peach compote
Vegan french toast is a real thing, and it's extra yummy with this sweet and savory peach compote.
rosemary peach compote
- 4 peaches, sliced
- 1/2 C water
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 C nondairy milk
- 1 tbsp arrowroot flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 6 slices bread
- 1-2 tbsp vegan butter, for frying
- maple syrup, for serving
- 1 tsp confectioners sugar, as garnish (optional)
Make the compote in a sauce over medium heat. Combine all the ingredients and stir to coat the peaches. Cook while stirring occasionally for 25 minutes until the liquid has been reduced. You still want a small amount of thick syrupy liquid to remain.
You can start preparing the french toast when the compote is halfway through cooking.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together nondairy milk, arrowroot flour, maple syrup, nutritional yeast, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Transfer the mixture into a wide shallow dish and allow the slices of bread to soak in the mixture while your pan heats up.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium and coat the bottom with some vegan butter. Put your soaked bread slices into the pan and fry about 2 minutes each side until golden brown and crispy. I find it easiest to do one slice at a time so it cooks evenly in the pan.
Top your french toast with the rosemary peach compote, some pure maple syrup, and confectioners sugar (optional).
hot tip: if you use a gluten-free bread and the arrowroot flour in the batter, this recipe is gluten-free!