Looking for some weekend brunch inspo? Why not try this amazing vegan eggnog french toast, only made with a few ingredients! It is great served with maple syrup OR this maple caramel sauce. *heart eyes*
Holiday brunch awaits…
I’m thinking this would be a great Christmas morning breakfast recipe. Did you have to wait to open presents after eating as kids? My parents always made us have a little something before, and then we would make a big yummy breakfast afterwards! I will probably do the same when I have kids of my own. I remember not even being able to think about breakfast because I was too excited, waiting to see if I would be getting the Nintendogs game I wanted to bad, hahaha!
Those were the days. I actually remember my first virtual dog on that game, a little yorkie named Ollie. I’m laughing at how much I cared about that thing back then! It was literally the ONLY reason I had a Nintendo DS. Didn’t play any other games whatsoever. And now I have 2 real dogs. Ah, if only 8 year old Olivia could see me now.
Okay, onto the recipe! The french toast itself is crazy easy, and the caramel is also only a few ingredients so you can definitely whip this up the morning of!
Vegan eggnog french toast with a silky maple caramel sauce to drizzle (or douse).
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup, room temp
2 tbsp vegan butter, room temp
3 tsp vegan cream or full-fat coconut milk
Eggnog French Toast:
1 cup vegan holiday nog
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8 slices sturdy, slightly stale bread
vegan butter for frying
Make the maple caramel: In a small pan on the stove, add the cane sugar and heat on medium/high heat, stirring frequently, until dissolved. It will turn crumbly, then start to brown, and then become liquid.
Remove from the heat and slowly add the maple syrup, whisking carefully to combine. Add the vegan butter and cream, whisking to combine each into a silky caramel sauce. Place back on burner (turned off) to keep warm.
Make the batter: in a shallow bowl, add the nog and cinnamon and whisk to combine.
Make the french toast: heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, add some vegan butter. Dip a slice of bread in the batter, letting the excess drip off. Cook in the frying pan about 5 minutes per side, or until a golden crust forms. Don’t try to move it too soon or it will be stuck and make a mess!
Serve immediately with a drizzle of maple caramel. Enjoy!
Liv B is the recipe developer, video content creator, and photographer behind itslivb.com and the Liv B Youtube channel. She is the author of the best selling cookbooks Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget and Liv B's Easy Everyday. She lives and works out of her home with her husband and videographer/editor Greg, and their two dogs, Willa and Hazel.