Vegan French Toast with Apples and Pecans

September 29, 2016

This vegan French toast tastes just like conventional egg-based French toast but it dairy-free. I’ve used apples and pecans, but you can use any fruit!

This vegan French toast has so much flavor and is so delicious you may never go back to the regular kind again.

I shared this French toast recipe with KitchenAid® to show off the power of their new high-speed blender.

I know it was a shock to many of you to see me change the blender that I was using. But, it was the right move.

The blender space needed to move to the next level, and KitchenAid is committed to producing the world’s best blenders at every price point, and I am so proud to be a part of bringing these amazing machines to the world. Hold onto your blender lid, because we have some exciting things coming in the next couple of years.

The new Pro Line® Series blender represents the first product as part of the next generation in blending, and provides a solution to some of the biggest problems people are having in the high-speed blender space. There are great machines that don’t look so great; and at the other end of the spectrum there are stunning machines that don’t perform well.

With the new KitchenAid® high-speed blender, we offer you form and function. This is a gorgeous machine that you can tailor to your personal style, and also out performs anything else on the market. This blender has the most power at the blade, and pulverizes foods more quickly and smoothly than other high-speed machines. And, this machine also has the world’s first insulated dual-wall blender container that heats soup faster than any other machine, in about half the time.

Another complaint I was getting was about the instability of the base and the lids of other brands. When blending thick ingredients or hot ingredients other machines move and the lid can lift. The Pro Line® Series blender has a die-cast metal base that doesn’t move for ultimate stability, and a completely reinforced lid that doesn’t bend. Plus, the machine is backed up by a 10-year warranty as opposed to the 7-year warranty offered by other manufacturers.

But, back to this vegan French toast.

This vegan French toast so rich, decadent, and delicious, you’d never know this was egg-free and dairy-free. To get a great crispy toast that’s chewy in the middle add coconut oil as you need it, and keep your skillet at a medium heat so it doesn’t burn.

This vegan French toast is a brilliant breakfast or brunch to wow family and friends or an epic dessert dish. I love the combo of apples and pecans. But, banana is the bomb with this, too. Either way, Bon Appetit!

Learn more about the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender.

*I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.


Vegan French Toast with Apples and Pecans

This vegan French toast tastes just like conventional egg-based French toast but it dairy-free. I've used apples and pecans, but you can use any fruit!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tess Masters



french toast:


  1. To make the apples, pour the water and maple syrup into a small saucepan. Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil (this should take less than a minute) until it bubbles. Reduce the heat to medium, and stir in the apples, cinnamon, and salt. Cook the apples for about 10 minutes, stirring periodically until the liquid is absorbed and the apples have softened, but remain firm and in tact.
  2. To make the French toast, set your oven on the lowest heat or the “warm” setting.
  3. To make the batter, pour the water, pecans, banana, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into your KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender, and blast on high for about 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the batter into a large shallow baking dish. In batches, place 2 slices of bread face down into the baking dish, and soak for 10 seconds until coated evenly. Turn over and soak the second side for 10 seconds until coated evenly.
  5. Into a small skillet (that fits two slices) or on a large griddle that holds all of the slices over medium heat, pour 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per two slices of soaked bread and fry for 4 to 6 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy on the edges. You may need to add more coconut oil once you flip the bread in order for it to get crispy with your skillet and stove.
  6. If frying in batches, transfer the first batch to the oven to keep warm, and repeat the process, cooking the remaining slices of bread.
  7. Serve topped with cooked apples, pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Pass extra maple syrup at the table. 

Recipe Notes

Find more recipes for your KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender.
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak