Summer Berry French Toast with a Vanilla Infusion
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This unique berry French toast recipe is a special treat that's infused with vanilla and shines with a long bread soaking time.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 large eggs (see post above for egg free options)
  • ⅞ cup unsweetened vanilla dairy-free milk beverage
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons organic sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices whole grain bread (thick sliced, dry bread works best; can use gluten free, if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (your choice of type), or as needed for pan frying
  • 1½ cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries or more raspberries
  • Maple syrup or powdered confectioners' sugar, to serve (optional)
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk beverage, ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon until thick and foamy.
  2. Pour the mixture into a wide, shallow baking pan. Place bread into the egg mixture. You can do a quick soak of just 1 minute per side, or 7 to 10 minutes per side for total saturation (long soaking is how they do it at Vegetarian Times and bon appetit).
  3. Meanwhile, put the berries in a medium bowl and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Toss to coat and let sit while you make the vanilla French toast.
  4. Heat the buttery spread or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of the bread slices. Pour half of the excess egg batter over top of the slices. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden. Carefully turn over to brown the second side. Repeat this step with the remaining soaked bread slices.
  5. Plate the French toast and serve topped with the macerated berries. Optionally serve with maple syrup or topped with a little confectioners' sugar.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at