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Campfire Cooking: Campfire French Toast

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by in Recipes and Reviews | 3 comments

Vegan French Toast Over the Campfire

As I was thinking about putting some of my campfire cooking recipes together in an ebook for you all, I realized that don’t have a lot of breakfast recipes. Part of this is because I normally stick to the basics for breakfast when we are out camping: tofu scramble, American fries, and plain ol’ cereal.

However, there are some days when we literally just want to laze around camp all day, and for those days a more luxurious breakfast is in order – cue the French toast!

Vegan French Toast

This French toast is easy-peasy, but it seems like you slaved over the fire for hours. First, get the fire going and let it burn down a bit so the coals are very hot. Place a cast iron skillet to one side of the fire, away from any direct heat, and melt a little vegan margarine in it. Once that is melted you can add the soaked bread right away and it should crisp up nicely in less than 5 minutes on each side.

Vegan French Toast Over the Campfire

I made my French toast with a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread from our local farmer’s market, but any thick-cut bread will do. Enjoy this with a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea and sit back and relax!

Campfire Cooking: Campfire French Toast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
  • 4 Thick Slices Bread
  • 1 cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  1. Before you leave the house, mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large plastic container.
  2. When you get ready to make it, mix in the milk and let set for 3 minutes. Warm your cast iron skillet over the edge of the fire with some Earth Balance in it. Soak each piece of bread in the mixture until well-absorbed.
  3. Place each piece in the skillet and cook 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve with additional maple syrup!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I’ll be back next week!

  • Awdur

    Is it necessary to have the flax in it?

    • deedee

      The ground flax acts as a vegan egg substitute.

    • Amy Sorensen

      if you use a heavier non-dairy milk like cashew milk you can probably get away without the flax. I use cashew milk + nutritional yeast. HTH!

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