This Vegan French Toast Casserole recipe is so easy to make and can be prepped the night before! Crusty bread baked in a delicious custard then topped with a delicious cashew coconut cream icing and warm maple syrup.
My wife says I like to romanticize things and she’s right. That’s especially true when it comes to food. I like cooking meals that fit the season or the moment. Call me old-fashioned, but I enjoy making memories and making things memorable.
So, when I first decided to try and create an eggless french toast casserole, you can say it was a labor of love. It took several attempts to get it just right. But, in the end, it was more than worth it. And, I have to say, this vegan breakfast casserole is a true masterpiece.
This vegan brunch recipe is perfect for Christmas morning with family, an impromptu gathering with friends, or a just winter weekend breakfast. It’s also incredibly easy to throw together and the ultimate make-ahead breakfast. So, you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table.
This dish is so decadently sweet, rich, hearty, and delicious. And, it’s pure heaven when you top it with these wonderful Baked Cinnamon Apples. No one will ever believe it’s not only vegan but healthy as well. Who knew making memories could be so scrumptious?
What Bread Is Best For Vegan French Toast Casserole
The cornerstone for this entire casserole is the bread. DO NOT use ordinary sandwich bread. Bread that is too fresh or soft will get all mushy and not cook through very well.
A hearty day-old loaf like french or sourdough is best. But, my personal favorite is a rustic whole-grain loaf I found at Whole Foods. If your bread is fresh, let it sit out for a day or two so it will dry out.
If you want to speed up the drying process, cut up your bread, put it on a baking sheet, and place it in a 350˚F oven for 10-15 minutes.
How To Make Vegan French Toast Casserole Without Eggs
Silken tofu is the perfect egg replacement and it doesn’t leave that eggy aftertaste. It sets up perfectly and creates a rich creamy consistency. Mori-Nu is my favorite and in my opinion the best silken tofu.
- Make the custard: add the silken tofu, almond milk, arrowroot starch, maple syrup, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice to a blender. Process everything until it’s all smooth.
- Pour the custard over the bread and make sure all of the bread gets covered. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to press the bread down until everything is soaked.
- Let It Sit: Now, cover the dish with saran wrap and place it in the fridge overnight or let it sit for at least 4-6 hours. You can skip this step but I would not recommend it. It will still be delicious. But, in my opinion, the texture is very wet and doesn’t bake as well.
- Crunchy Topping: When you wake up and are ready to cook, preheat your oven to 350˚F and make the crunchy walnut topping. Prepare the crunchy topping by mixing together the almond flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts in a small bowl. Stir everything until it’s well combined. Then, sprinkle evenly over the top of the vegan french toast casserole.
- Bake: Place the casserole in the oven and bake at 350˚F for 50-60 minutes.
This recipe is proof that you don’t have to use processed crap or animal products to create amazing dishes.
How Long Will It Last?
Vegan French Toast Casserole will last for 2-3 days in the fridge. Cover leftovers tightly and store them in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze It?
Yes, absolutely! Bake the French toast casserole according to recipe instructions and allow it to completely cool. Tightly cover the casserole with foil and plastic wrap and place in the freezer for up to 1 month.
How Do I Reheat It?
Cover the casserole with foil bake it in the oven at 350º F for 10-12 minutes until it’s warm throughout, then uncover it and let the top crisp up a bit.
💭 Top Tips
- Use hearty, crusty bread that has been set out to dry. Do NOT USE fresh or regular bread.
- Let the casserole sit overnight in the fridge for best results.
- Silken tofu works best for this recipe. It’s much softer than regular tofu and has a very egg-like consistency.
How To Serve Vegan French Toast Casserole
First, be sure and make the cashew coconut cream icing that’s listed on the recipe card at the bottom. It’s amazing! Then, add some warm maple syrup and sliced bananas. Finally, serve it up with one, or some, of these delicious breakfast sides…
- Spicy Vegan Breakfast Sausage
- Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon
- Tofu Breakfast Scramble
- The Best Vegan Tofu Bacon
You are going to love this Vegan French Toast Casserole. It’s…
- Easy to make
- Warm and comforting
- Crunchy & soft
- Perfectly sweetened
- Dairy Free & Eggless
- Perfect for the holidays
- & SO Delicious
More Vegan Breakfast Recipes
- Blueberry Banana Pancakes
- Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Crumble
- Vegan Zucchini Bread
- Best Vegan Banana Banana Bread