recipe: tofu french toast

When I think of tofu pairings, my mind often jumps to savory flavors: soy sauce, basil pesto, spice rubs, the list goes on. But my sweet taste buds needed some love yesterday, so I decided to make french toast using tofu instead of bread. It turned out wonderfully, and I dare say, one of the best tofu recipes I've attempted.


Before you begin, you'll need to dry your tofu. I usually take it out of the refrigerator an hour or two before cooking, place it between several paper towels and place a heavy plate over top. After it's relatively dry, prepare your tofu marinade/mix. Here is our starting lineup...


Pour egg beater, your choice of milk (I use almond), maple syrup, splash of vanilla extract into a shallow bowl or large plate with lips.


Whisk with a fork and add a little pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.


Next, place thin strips of tofu into the mixture and let marinate for at least 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Once marinated, place the tofu strips on a piece of parchment or wax paper and place in a preheated oven placed on broil.


Broil for 4-5 minutes. Watch tofu carefully for browning. Flip and continue broiling for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove and plate.


And going in for a bite :)


Om nom nom nom...


French Toast Tofu Recipe (Serves 1)

1/4 block of firm or extra firm tofu (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup egg beater
1/8 cup milk
1/8 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Drain tofu block and pat dry thoroughly. Mix egg beater, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in shallow bowl or large plate. Place tofu in marinade and let sit for at least 20 minutes, flipping over periodically. When ready to bake, turn oven broiler on. Arrange tofu slices on baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Bake 4-5 minutes each side, checking often until browned. Serve with a little maple syrup, sifted powdered sugar, and fruit for a heart-warming and heart-healthy dish.


  1. This is totally genius! I eat a high-protein diet with no grains, so this is perfect for pancake and french toast type cravings.

  2. Hi I just discovered your blog. It's just beautiful and I really look forward to reading more of your blog in the future. Your recipes look delicious and your photographs are nothing short of stunning. It's a pleasure to read :)