Vegan French Toast Casserole – Gluten Free

This gluten free, dairy free, and egg free French Toast Casserole is the perfect breakfast for special occasions! It tastes amazing and is simple to put together!

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French toast has been one of my favorite breakfast foods since I was little. There is just something about the cinnamon and maple syrup bread that is magical!

Of course, once I found out I was allergic to eggs French toast breakfast wasn’t an option because I didn’t know how to make it without eggs.

Well it turns out it’s actually super easy to make egg free French toast which is amazing! Instead of an egg based custard, you make the custard using cornstarch as a thickener and it works wonderfully.

This French toast casserole is my favorite breakfast to make for special occasions because I can make everything ahead of time and then assemble and cook the day of the gathering so I don’t have to spend the morning cooking.

So let’s talk about how you make it!

GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS:

1 lb loaf (16 oz) gluten-free and vegan bread (I use “Little Northern Bakehouse” bread)

Custard Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cup vegan milk (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Topping Ingredients:

HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE:

  1. Cut bread into 1-2 inch cubes and place in a greased 7×11 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together custard ingredients until combined.
  3. Pour mixture over the cubed bread, cover, and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. To make the topping, combine gluten free all purpose flour, coconut sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well.
  5. Cut butter into the topping mixture using a fork until a crumble is formed. Store in an air-tight container until you are ready to bake the casserole.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle topping all over the bread.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes.

To make this casserole the day before, prepare the bread, custard, and topping in separate dishes.  Store in the fridge overnight.  When you are ready to cook, pour the custard over the cubed bread and let soak for 1 hour.  Then add the crumble topping and bake according to the directions above. 

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Vegan French Toast Casserole - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

Vegan French Toast Casserole – Gluten Free

  • Author: Morgan
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x

Ingredients

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1 lb loaf (16 oz) gluten-free and vegan bread (I use “Little Northern Bakehouse” bread)

Custard Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cup vegan milk (I use “So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk”)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use “Better Batter“)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter (I use “Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks”)

Instructions

  1. Cut bread into 1-2 inch cubes and place in a greased 7×11 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together custard ingredients until combined.
  3. Pour mixture over the cubed bread, cover, and refrigerate for an hour.
  4. To make the topping, combine gluten free all purpose flour, coconut sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well.
  5. Cut butter into the topping mixture using a fork until a crumble is formed. Store in an air tight container until you are ready to bake the casserole.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle topping all over the bread.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes.

Notes

To make this casserole the day before, prepare the bread, custard, and topping in separate dishes.  Store in the fridge overnight.  When you are ready to cook, pour the custard over the cubed bread and let soak for 1 hour.  Then add the crumble topping and bake according to the directions above. 

Recipe adapted from WhereYouGetYourProtein.com

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for this!! I have been wanting to try a french toast, but I have gluten issues and my son is allergic to milk, egg, peanut, and flaxseed. That being said, I am wondering if anyone has ever tried or if you have any thoughts on whether chia seed might work in place of flaxseed?? Thanks!

    1. Hi Mandy, you are so welcome! I have not tried this with chia seeds, but it should have a similar result. You might be able to notice the texture of the chia seeds, but if you are used to that texture then I would think it would be a great substitute.

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