Summertime Berry French Toast


We made just a few minor modifications to this classic brunch recipe from Vegetarian Times Magazine. This berry french toast is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the summer berries!


Special Diet Notes: Summertime Berry French Toast

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and optionally nut-free.

For gluten-free: use your favorite gluten-free bread.

Summertime Berry French Toast
Serves: 4
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vanilla dairy-free milk beverage
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil or margarine, or as needed for frying
  • 1 ½ cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries or local berries in season
  • Strawberry or maple syrup to taste
  • Confectioners’ sugar for garnish
  1. Combine eggs, milk alternative, ⅓ cup sugar, vanilla extract and baking powder in mixing bowl, and beat until thick and foamy.
  2. Pour into large baking pan, and place bread into egg mixture. Allow bread to soak up egg mixture, 7 to 10 minutes, and sprinkle slices evenly with 1½ tablespoons cinnamon.
  3. Turn bread over to soak second side, and sprinkle evenly with remaining ½ tablespoon cinnamon.
  4. Meanwhile, sprinkle berries with 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste, and set aside.
  5. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat, and, when bubbling, start frying bread, several slices at a time.
  6. Pour extra egg batter over tops of slices. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until bottoms are golden. Carefully turn over to brown second side.
  7. Remove from skillet, and cook remaining bread slices, pouring any remaining egg mixture over uncooked tops of slices.
  8. To serve, place 1 slice toast on plate, top with some berries, and place second cooked slice on top, making berry “sandwich.” Add more berries, syrup and confectioners’ sugar as desired.
  9. Repeat with remaining toast and berries until used up.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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