Vegan Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Maura Knowles - The Upside Blog by

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

What makes a cozy autumn morning even cozier? Bundle up in a bathrobe, slide on your slippers and pull up a chair at the breakfast table for a steaming slice of homemade pumpkin French toast. Not your typical egg-dipped, butter-fried slice, this vegan (and seasonal!) version of the classic morning fave is made with chia or flax egg substitutes, gluten-free bread and a quick pan toast in healthy coconut oil.

Vegan Pumpkin French Toast

Vegan Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Makes 6 slices 


3 chia/flax eggs
½ cup unsweetened coconut cream
1-½ cups pumpkin puree
2 tsp. vanilla
3 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. ground ginger
Optional: ¼ tsp. allspice
6 slices high-fiber gluten-free bread
Coconut oil


  1. Prepare chia/flax eggs.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk or stir together coconut cream, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Add chia/flax eggs, followed by spices and stir to combine.
  3. Generously soak each slice of bread in batter.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add coconut oil and stir until melted.
  5. Place 2 slices of bread in skillet and pan fry until golden-brown color and desired softness or crispiness. Repeat to cook all slices.
  6. Top with your favorite toppings. (I love to mash bananas with nuts or nut butter and drizzle over the top, or add fresh berries.)