How To Make French Toast Without Vanilla

How To Make French Toast Without Vanilla

Traditionally, French toast is an excellent way to use up stale bread, and to add a delicious treat to the family breakfast. Although eggs, sugar, butter, milk, bread, maple syrup and vanilla extract make a customary French toast, you can add your personal touch by making it a multitude of ingredients of your choice. Here at, we will tell you how to make French toast without vanilla.

Alternative ingredients for vanilla

If you have run out or are simply not willing to use vanilla in your French toast, you can use several ingredients that can substitute vanilla but still have a similar taste:

  • 1tsp Ground cinnamon with a pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg and 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger and 1/2 tsp allspice
  • Honey is another good substitute for vanilla, though it may seem a bit too sticky if you also add maple syrup to your French toast.

To use it on French toast instead of vanilla, you will only have to use the amount indicated above instead of the vanilla so, if you follow the recipe, it will be perfect to serve 4.

You can also learn how to make delicious stuffed French toast too if you prefer!

Liqueur substitutes

As vanilla acts as a flavor booster for other ingredients, there are several liqueurs that can act as a substitute for vanilla in French toast, as long as the French toast is for adults, not children.

You will only have to pour one tablespoon of either rum, brandy or Kahlua in the mixture where you are going to dip the toast.

Ways to make French toast

French toast tastes great whether it is fried, cooked on a skillet, or microwaved. The idea is to mix two eggs, the maple syrup and the vanilla substitute of your choice all together, making sure all the ingredients are perfectly blended.

Dip the loafs of bread in the liquid on both sides for about 30 seconds and fry your french toast in a previously buttered pan or container. Make sure that you do not fry the bread on high heat, as it will burn from the outside, and stay raw from the inside. Cook each side of the bread for around 45 seconds.

You can add a bit more of your vanilla substitute to garnish, especially if you have used ground spices, your French toast without vanilla will taste delicious!

At OneHowTo you can also learn How to make a quick version of French toast here!

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  • Cinnamon is one of the best substitutes for vanilla, due to its similarity in consistency and taste.