Healthy Baked Vegan French Toast Infused with Orange Juice


This egg-free, dairy-free French toast is a wholesome spin that was brought to our attention by Meatout Mondays. However, it was originally shared on a quaint vegan blog called Vegan 2000. Both websites have moved on, but this healthy baked vegan French toast recipe lives on. It’s infused with orange juice and sweetened with dates for a uniquely delicious breakfast experience.

If you don’t have any cashews on hand, or you need nut-free French toast, you can substitute a dairy-free milk beverage for the cashews and water. Or you can substitute another nut, like almonds.

Healthy Baked Vegan French Toast Recipe infused with Orange Juice - wholesome ingredients, easy, delicious, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free.

Special Diet Notes: Healthy Baked Vegan French Toast

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Healthy Baked Vegan French Toast
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The cashews blend with the water for an instant creamy dairy-free milk beverage. The orange juice and dates add natural sweetness and flavor.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 7 pieces of French toast
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 7 slices vegan bread
  • Applesauce, fresh fruit, or maple syrup, for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  2. Grind the cashews into a powder in your spice grinder or blender.
  3. Put the ground cashews, water, dates, and flour in your blender and blend until smooth. Add the orange juice and blend to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a shallow pan, like a pie pan.
  5. Dip each slice of bread in the mixture for about 30 seconds per side, or until saturated. Place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Flip and bake until browned on the other side, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with applesauce, fresh fruit, or maple syrup, if desired.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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