Orange & Walnut French Toast

Looking for an easy vegan French toast recipe? One that will crown you the rightful king or queen of brunches? Yeah, I think we might have something of interest to you…

This is honestly such a great go-to for a decadent breakfast. Celebrating your birthday? You should probably make yourself some French toast and drown it in syrup. Or better yet, get someone to make it for you – it is your day after all! Wait, it’s not your birthday? Don’t worry, we won’t tell – everyone deserves a treat from time to time. Especially if it’s a Sunday morning…

 

easy vegan french toast recipe

 

Combining fresh orange with crunchy walnuts, sweet citrusy syrup and delightfully crisp-yet-squidgy bread, we stumbled across something truly exceptional with this dish. And to make life easier, this easy vegan French toast recipe can even be made in advance, so if you need to get things organised, you can prep this the night before and still serve it hot the next day. But anyway, enough waffling (are you thinking of waffles now, too?) let’s get on with the recipe. If you give this a try, we’d love to see your creations – tag us on Instagram or send us a message. And as always, happy baking!

 

easy vegan french toast recipe

Orange and Walnut French Toast
Serves 4
Contains: gluten, nuts
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
25 min
FOR THE FRENCH TOAST
  1. - 8 slices of bread (thickly cut)
  2. - vegetable oil for frying (or other flavourless oil)
  3. - 2/3 cups plain flour
  4. - 1 1/3 cups dairy-free milk
  5. - 2 tbsp golden syrup
  6. - 1tsp vanilla essence
FOR THE SYRUP
  1. - juice of 1 orange
  2. - zest of 1/2 orange
  3. - 3/4 cups caster sugar + 2tbsp
  4. - 2 tbsp golden syrup
  5. - 2 tsp cornflour mixed into 1/2 cup water
FOR THE TOPPING
  1. - orange syrup, ingredients above
  2. - small handful of walnuts for each serving
  3. - zest of 1/2 orange
Instructions
  1. To start, make the orange syrup. In a non-stick pan over a low heat, combine all the ingredients, leaving the cornflour mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved. Slowly pour in the cornflour mixture and then turn the heat up to a boil whilst stirring continuously for 5 minutes. In this time, the syrup will thicken. Set aside to use later.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the batter until the consistency is smooth and fairly thin. One by one, dip a piece of bread into the batter and then fry in a generously oiled non-stick pan. If you want to serve everything at once, keep the cooked French toast in the oven on a low temperature.
  3. Serve with a decent drizzle of orange syrup, a small handful of walnuts and a light sprinkle of fresh orange zest.
NOTES
  1. To make this in advance, follow all instructions and then reheat the French toast in the oven or toaster the next day. It honestly tastes just the same as freshly made and can ensure everything is served hot at the same time.
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easy vegan french toast recipe

easy vegan french toast recipe

easy vegan french toast recipe

easy vegan french toast recipePhotos by Adam Ryan Hutt

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If you’re after some more inspiration, perhaps we can tempt you with our collection of cooked breakfasts – heads up, you’ll find a lot more recipes that involve fried bread. What can we say? When you find something you love, stick with it.

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