Vegan French Toast with Caramelized Pears

For more traditional brunch fare (with a vegan twist!) here is one new favorite recipe! In addition to brimming with flavor, this recipe is endlessly flexible, which is key in these trying times.  I have topped my French toast with bananas, blueberries, and strawberries on different days, pears are just a recommendation. Whatever fruit you have available WILL work, and it is all so equally yummy! ? To make it a little more special, you can even add a few pansy flowers. Did you know they are edible? ?

Vegan French Toast with Caramelized Pears

Vegan French Toast with Caramelized Pears

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  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Two skillets


  • 4 slices gluten free bread
  • 3/4 cup plant milk
  • 1 tbsp ground chia
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 pear, cored and cubed
  • maple (or other) syrup (for drizzle)


  • In a bowl, whisk together plant milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla. 
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 5 minutes and then remove from fridge.
  • Soak the bread in the milk mixture for about 1 minute on the first side, then flip the bread and soak for about 1 minute on the other side.
  • While your milk mixture is in the fridge, cut one pear into cubes and heat a sautépan with 1 tablespoon vegan butter. 
  • When the buttered pan is heated, add cubed pears and a dash of cinnamon. Stir gently as the fruit begins to brown, then remove from heat.
  • Heat another skillet with 1 tablespoon vegan butter and cook each slice of soaked bread until golden on each side, flipping the bread to achieve equal color. 
  • Remove French toast from pan and plate with pears. Drizzle with maple syrup ? or other sweetener to taste. 


Alternatively, you can top the French Toast with berries (see photo), sliced bananas, or whatever fruit you have around!

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May 4, 2020

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