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.