When you want to start your day with something on the sweeter side, you should definitely try these vegan chocolate french toast rolls which are topped with cinnamon sugar and melted dairy-free chocolate.
These breakfast beauties take less than 20 minutes to make and are the tasty treat that you deserve every once in a while. The crunchy cinnamon sugar, sits elegantly on the golden outside of the french toast rolls.
The rolls are finished with drizzled chocolate, which compliments all of the other flavors perfectly. Once you try them, you're going to want them as a regular morning meal.
Sweet breakfast treats don't have to end there! My vegan double chocolate chip pancakes, vegan cinnamon rolls and vegan peanut butter stuffed dates are also great options with their chocolate and cinnamon vibes.
Why You Will Love This French Toast
- Easy to Make - This recipe is both quick & super easy to follow. Simply slice the crusts off some bread and roll each slice flat. Add chocolate to each of them, roll up and dip into the batter. Fry and add your toppings! If you love easy recipes like this, you also need to check out the vegan peanut butter jelly french toast which is next level.
- Delicious Toppings - Not including the French toast batter, the snacks are topped with two main things. Cinnamon sugar and melted dairy-free chocolate. They both taste so delicious together. Lets not forget the melted chocolate filling too, which is also mouth-watering. It reminds me of the filling in my vegan chocolate french toast recipe.
- So Comforting - These French toast rolls are incredibly moreish in the sense that they're such a heart-warming breakfast option. The crispy exterior, combined with the melty chocolate insides of these easy treats is well and truly a winner.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan chocolate cinnamon French toast rolls recipe is completely vegan and dairy free.
Ingredients For This Recipe
- Soft white bread - White bread is by far the best type of bread for this recipe. Yes, by all means you can use other kinds, but they won't crisp up quite the same or have the same crunchy texture. In order to make these French toast rolls taste even better, remove the crusts too.
- Vegan baking chocolate - I recommend baking-specific dairy-free chocolate for one main and important reason. It melts really well. For these rolls, we want the chocolate topping to be as silky smooth as possible and if you were to use say, dairy-free chocolate chips, the outcome wouldn't be the same. Instead, the chocolate will be lumpy and unappetizing.
- Cornstarch - This makes a big difference to how crispy the batter is. This is an amazing ingredient as it thickens the French toast batter. Without the cornstarch, it would be too runny. The consistencies of my vegan lemon curd and vegan lamingtons would also be completely different in its absence.
- Vegan butter - This will be used for frying the French toast rolls. You can use vegan margarine too if that's all you can find.
- Ground cinnamon - This is the many flavoring ingredient for this recipe. I prefer this to cinnamon powder as it is coarser in texture, as opposed to the powder which is fine in nature.
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- You can make these rolls gluten free easily. Just substitute out the ordinary white bread for some gluten free soft white bread. None of the other ingredients contain gluten so there's only one change that you need to make. The gluten-free version will taste a little heavier than its counterpart, just like the gluten free version of my vegan spanish fried cinnamon sugar churros but it is still great for people who would like to try a recipe like this.
- I understand that some of you would rather not consume white bread as there are healthier options out there. If this is your personal preference, you can use wholemeal and brown breads in its place. I don't personally think that these beat the white bread in terms of taste, but I totally understand why people would choose to make this swap.
How To Make Chocolate Cinnamon French Toast Rolls
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Slice the crusts off a piece of white bread.
2: Flatten the bread with a rolling pin.
3: Place a small piece of chocolate onto the edge of each slice of bread.
4: Roll the bread up tightly.
5: Make the French toast batter.
6: Dip the rolls into the batter.
7: Fry the chocolate French toast rolls until golden brown.
8: Dip the rolls into some cinnamon sugar.
9: Decorate the rolls with melted vegan chocolate.
Roll them up tightly - Make sure that the french toast rolls don't become undone before or after dipping. You want them to stay in a cylinder shape as they are frying inside the pan. The batter does help the bread to stick together when it is being cooked at a high heat.
Make these breakfast roll-ups healthier - As well as changing the bread, I also recommend frying the french toast rolls with something other than vegan butter. An example would be coconut oil.
You can roll the chocolate up ready to dip but don't make the batter ahead of time. It will dry out.
To make the rolls ups, you need to flatten and stuff some bread, roll them up, dip into French toast batter and fry. Decorate and garnish however you wish.
You either have too much moisture ratio in the batter, or you dipped the bread into the batter for too long.
This is known as both a 'batter' and a 'custard', depending on where you are from. The ingredients traditionally include, milk, eggs, sugar and cornstarch.
These rolls are best eaten fresh and warm. Therefore, I don't recommend storing these at all. They will go soggy and unappetizing in the fridge but you can cover with plastic wrap at room temperature for a few hours if you wish.
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Easy Chocolate Cinnamon French Toast Rolls (Vegan)
For the rolls:
- 10 slices soft white bread
- 150 g bar of vegan chocolate
For the French toast batter:
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 120 ml soy milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 0.5 teaspoon vegan butter
For the cinnamon sugar:
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Make the chocolate rolls:
- Take your 10 slices of bread. Slice the crusts off then flatten them with a rolling pin. You can use the crusts to make breadcrumbs another time.
- Place a strip of the chocolate bar onto the edge of a piece of flattened bread and roll into a cylinder shape tightly.
Make the batter:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 1.5 Tablespoons of the soy milk to form a paste.
- Mix in the rest of the milk as well as the maple syrup and vanilla.
Fry the rolls:
- Place a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and grease with the vegan butter.
- Dip each of the chocolate rolls into the batter and fry until golden brown on all sides.
- In another small bowl, mix the granulated sugar with the ground cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar.
- Coat each bread roll in cinnamon sugar and serve warm. Drizzle with extra melted chocolate if you wish.
- Make sure that the french toast rolls don't become undone before or after dipping. You want them to stay in a cylinder shape as they are frying inside the pan. The batter does help the bread to stick together when it is being cooked at a high heat.
- As well as changing the bread, I also recommend frying the french toast rolls with something other than vegan butter. An example would be coconut oil.