Milkless French toast

A couple of weeks ago I found myself with a day-old baguette and a sneaking suspicion that if I didn’t turn the baguette into something delicious, it would lay moldering in the kitchen for the next week. I had the eggs and cinnamon to make a delicious French toast – but no milk! And there were 2 major reasons why I didn’t want to go to the store to buy some:

  1. I was traveling on Monday and didn’t want the milk to rot in my fridge
  2. Pure laziness

So this recipe was born as a proof of concept – can you make French toast without milk? The answer is yes you most certainly can. Here’s one for all the milkless households out there!

Milkless French toast

Prep time: 20 minutes


4 eggs

2 tsp sugar

2 tsp cinnamon


4 pieces bread, preferably thick and day-old

Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Whisk together eggs, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Soak one side of bread in mixture, then flip and soak other side. Make sure the bread is soaked through but not falling apart.
  3. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Fry soaked bread until golden brown, then flip and repeat.
  4. Serve with powdered sugar.

I did find that milkless French toast has a stronger egg flavor, and the interior of the bread is less soft. However, the outside is much crispier. I served these with my Syrup Alternative: Healthy Berry Compote and it was the perfect match. So the next time you don’t quite feel like going to the store for milk, give these a try!

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