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Vegan French Toast Stuffed with Chocolate

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Vegan French Toast Stuffed with Chocolate is the perfect decadent breakfast or brunch. I can’t believe I haven’t thought to do this before. So I’m bringing you this deliciously indulgent breakfast that you need to try this weekend. This is your sign to make this vegan stuffed French toast recipe because once you try it, there will be no turning back. And tossed in a batter you wouldn’t believe is vegan!

This easy vegan French toast recipe stuffed with chocolate is so easy to make. All you need is your choice of thick cut bakery bread (I used high fiber white loaf) and your favorite chocolate. And of course, don’t forget great toppings like berries, pistachios, and dark pure maple syrup.

It’s the perfect recipe for a holiday brunch or mid-week pick-me-up. The key to this amazing vegan breakfast recipe is in the ingredients. Stop what you’re doing and get yourself some Purdy’s Vegan Chocolates or even the Chocolate Advent Calendar to make this sweet and savory breakfast recipe. Of course you can use any chocolate for this recipe, but stick to my recommendation for best results!

Speaking of quality ingredients, get yourself a fresh baked loaf of white or sourdough bread. and I mean THICK! Follow my simple instructions for the absolute best eggs and butter-free vegan French toast stuffed with chocolate.

Interested in checking out my other French toast recipes? Browse them here:

Why You’ll Love This Decadent Vegan French Toast Stuffed with Chocolate

  • Perfect brunch or indulgent breakfast! Make this epic vegan stuffed French toast for Christmas morning, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, brunch with your friends, or anytime, because who needs an excuse to eat chocolate?
  • So easy. The batter for this stuffed French toast is made in the blender. Then just cut a slit in the bread, stuff chocolate in there, then dip the whole thing in the batter and cook in a pan until crispy and the chocolate melts.
  • Quick to make. There’s no need to labor over this breakfast! It’s ready in just 30 minutes with only about 15 minutes of prep time.

Key Ingredients and Substitutions

For the Batter

  • Firm tofu: You may be able to substitute a softer tofu, but the water content of softer tofu may dilute your batter a little. I would try to stick to firm tofu if you can. If you can only find silken tofu, skip the plant-based milk or just use a tiny amount to blend.
  • Plant-based milk: Any plant-based milk will work here.
  • Sugar: In some countries (like the United States), conventional cane sugar may not be vegan (but organic usually is).
  • Vanilla extract: Don’t skip, it adds a nice flavor to the batter.
  • Ground cinnamon: A necessity for vegan French toast!

For the French Toast:

  • Vegan butter for frying: You can substitute a small amount of coconut oil if you can’t find vegan butter, or a neutral-flavoured pan spray.
  • A large loaf of your favourite bread cut into a 2″ slice: I used high fiber white bread! Don’t get pre-sliced bread; cut it yourself into thick slices with a serrated knife (bread knife). If your bread is too fresh, bake it at a low temperature for 10-15 minutes, or until dried out.
  • Maple syrup: I used dark maple syrup, but use any pure maple syrup you like.
  • Handful of blackberries & blueberries: Or try strawberries or raspberries!
  • Dark chocolate: I used Purdy’s Chocolatier brand but any good chocolate you enjoy will be fine!
  • Powdered sugar (optional): In some countries (like the United States), conventional powdered sugar may not be vegan (but organic usually is).
  • Pistachios (optional): Use your favorite nuts or skip this if you have a nut allergy.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Stuffed French Toast

  • Make the batter. Add the tofu, plant-based milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add to a bowl. Pour batter into a shallow bowl.
  • Slice and stuff the bread. On a cutting board, slice the load into a 2″ thick rectangle ( wide enough to slice a small slit into one side. Add the vegan chocolate into the slit when cut.
  • Make the French toast. Heat a frying pan to medium heat and add some vegan butter. When it starts to sizzle, dip the slice of bread into the batter, then quickly dip the other sides. Allow any excess to drip off, then place in the pan. Cook a few minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • Make remaining slices. Repeat until all batter or bread is used.
  • Add your favourite toppings. Add pistachios, berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup (if desired!).

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Ideas for Serving

Vegan French toast stuffed with chocolate is hearty enough to enjoy on its own, but if you’re making an epic brunch, try pairing it with other breakfast sides like Tofu Scramble, Roasted Potatoes, fresh fruit, vegan breakfast sausage, and of course a dollop of your favorite whipped cream!

It’s also the perfect pair for beverages like a Vegan Salted Caramel Honeycomb Frappe, Vegan Chocolate Cream Cold Brew, or an Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Milk Shaken Espresso.

How to Store

Leftover vegan French toast will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in a pan with a little melted vegan butter.

Similarly, if you have leftover French toast batter, it will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and can be used as the week goes on to make vegan stuffed French toast fresh!

You can also freeze vegan stuffed French toast! To freeze, cook the French toast as usual and let cool to room temperature on a wire rack. This will prevent the vegan French toast from becoming soggy. Once cool, freeze in a freezer bag together with pieces of parchment paper between each slice to prevent sticking. Freeze for up to 2 months for optimal freshness.

Recipe FAQs

Is French toast good for you?

The tofu adds nice protein in this recipe, but only you can determine if a recipe suits your needs. For all accurate nutrition information, put this recipe into MyFitnessPal for all calories, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium etc.

Where can I get Stuffed French toast?

Some restaurants around North America offer a variety of French toast. But try making this vegan French toast recipe for a homemade version made even better than the restaurant version.

What can you stuff French toast with?

You can stuff vegan French toast with just about anything you like! And it is recommended to incorporate vegan chocolate or caramel. Nuts and berries also work for added texture.

Why is my French toast soggy?

Either you have let the French toast soak in the batter too long, you did not fry on a high enough heat, or the bread is too thin/not strong enough to hold its shape. Alternatively try using a vegan brioche, sourdough or high fiber loaf of bread.

Why doesn’t my French toast get crispy?

This usually occurs when a pan is either not made hot enough, the French toast is not left to fry for long enough, or not enough butter (vegan) was added to the pan.

Should I butter my pan for French toast?

Yes, you should always butter your pan at a medium heat or high heat for crispy golden-brown edges. I use vegan butter but coconut oil can also work.

Should French toast be wet in the middle?

No, French toast should remain spongy and soft in the middle without being soggy. Be sure to serve immediately after frying in order to avoid a soggy middle.

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Where can I see more recipes like this?

Follow @gregsvegangourmet and @itslivb on instagram, Facebook, Pinterest YouTube and TikTok for daily gourmet vegan comfort food and every day classic recipes and inspiration!

Follow @purdyschocolatier for amazing plant-based chocolates made in Canada and special seasonal items like this vegan chocolate advent calendar.

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  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 1

Description

This easy Vegan French Toast Stuffed with Chocolate is your choice of thick cut bakery bread (I used high fiber white loaf) topped with berries, pistachios, dark maple syrup and of course, stuffed with premium chocolate. Perfect for this holiday brunch recipes choice or mid-week pick-me-up.


Ingredients

For the Batter:

  • 1/2 block firm tofu (approx 6 oz.)
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/21 tbsp vanilla (I like a lot of vanilla)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the French Toast:

  • 2 tbsp Vegan butter for frying
  • 1 large loaf of your favourite bread cut into a 2″ slice
  • Maple syrup
  • Handful of blackberries & blueberries
  • 1020g of dark chocolate (Used Purdy’s Chocolatier brand)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Pistachios (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the tofu, plant-based milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour batter into a shallow bowl.
  3. On a cutting board, slice the load into a 2″ thick rectangle ( wide enough to slice a small slit into one side. Add the vegan chocolate into the slit when cut.
  4. Heat a frying pan to medium heat and add some vegan butter. When it starts to sizzle, dip the slice of bread into the batter, then quickly dip the other sides. Allow any excess to drip off, then place in the pan. Cook a few minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  5. Repeat until all batter or bread is used.
  6. Add pistachios, berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup (if desired!).

Notes

  • In some countries (like the United States), conventional powdered or cane sugar may not be vegan (but organic usually is).
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15

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