Vegan French Toast Casserole

By Published On: May 13, 2013Categories: Breakfast, Recipe
Me & my momma!

Me & My Momma!

For Mother’s Day this year the family decided to do brunch for the first time ever! I was really excited about this because that meant less meat at the table! Actually, I was surprised to find out that there was NO meat at the table! No bacon, no sausage, no meat!

My mother asked me to make the pancakes so my husband & I would be sure to have something vegan that we could eat. She said my sister would be making french toast casserole… non-vegan of course. What?!?! I want french toast casserole too!!! So, I guess I’ll need to make it myself! I asked my sister for her recipe and proceeded to veganize it! Yep, anything you can eat, I can eat vegan!

The vegan french toast casserole was AMAZING, cholesterol free and lower in fat in calories! But, don’t get me wrong, this is no healthy breakfast dish!

It was really easy to make… just make sure to start it the night before for best results. You want to give the liquid time to soak into the bread!

Part 1
1.5 cup non-dairy milk (I used Almond Milk)
1/3 cup flour or ground flaxseed
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1.5 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
10-12 slices bread, 1 inch think (I like used french bread)

Part 2
3 tablespoons vegan butter (I use Earth Balance)
1/2c brown sugar
2/3c maple syrup
2c chopped pecans

Spray 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and layer bread slices into dish.
Mix together the rest of the ingredients from part 1 and evenly pour on top of bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least an hour. Turn bread slices half way through.

Preheat oven 350*

Melt butter and add remaining ingredients from part 2. Pour over bread and bake 45 minutes – 1 hour. It should be golden brown and bubbly. Allow to sit for 10 mins before serving.



  1. h May 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    so…. french bread that doesn’t have eggs in it, right?

    • Veggie Girl May 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Of course! Why would anyone want eggs in their food?!?!? I get mine at the Krogers grocery store… no eggs, no milk… completely vegan! If you can’t find vegan french bread in your area you can substitute with another.

      • Annette January 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        Not a problem for me. I make my own bread and the recipes I have don’t call for eggs. I use water and oil as well, instead of milk and butter. And it tastes just like bread. :)

  2. tinajoy December 25, 2013 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I have to tell you that I am so excited we will be eating this after opening our Christmas presents this morning. I wanted French toast casserole on our Christmas breakfast menu and this one is perfect for my vegan family! (I only kin wit is perfect because I made it already for my office Christmas breakfast party, and no one their knew it was vegan. Also we are gluten free, so I have made it with gf bread and just added a bit more liquid! Thanks for your recipe! It will be a go to in our family from now on!

    • Veggie Girl December 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you like it, it is one of my family’s favorites and it’s so full of gooey goodness that you can’t even tell it’s vegan! Merry Christmas!

  3. Deb December 31, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    How many will this serve?

  4. Sofia Ruiz January 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    The recipe was good, however it tasted more like a Cinnabon or cinnamon roll versus french toast. I would also recommend less sugar for those that have a simpler palate.

  5. Una April 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Love this! So easy that I don’t have to with for a holiday. ALSO–so much faster than pancakes on Sunday before church. Put together the night before, and let it cook and the bacon (gag) while I am in the shower, it turns out great! I also shop at Kroger’s, and I buy the discount French bread, so not only is it delicious it is super cheap!

  6. Chrissy Fratzel December 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Can you suggest anything other than flax seeds? My son is allergic to all seeds in addition to eggs.

    • Veggie Girl December 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Crissy,
      Just use the flour instead of the flax… It’s either or in the recipe!

  7. Dana December 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    That was absolutely wonderful! I roughly cubed the bread and tossed it with the liquid so everything was well coated. Going to make that both regular and gluten free for our “breakfast for dinner” party next weekend! Thanks so much!

    • Veggie Girl December 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Glad you liked it Dana! I’ll be over next weekend!

  8. Linda March 27, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Delicious easter brunch item. was worried about swapping out the recipe with 8 eggs, heavy cream, :-0 etc., but this vegan french toast was actually BETTER! fruit, roasted tricolor carrots, spinach salad. good stuff.

    • Veggie Girl March 27, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Linda, so glad you liked my vegan French toast casserole! It proves that you don’t need animal products to enjoy a delicious meal! It’s one of my favorites!

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