These Maple and Pecan French Toast Crumpets are a perfect easy vegan breakfast choice. It is such an easy way to enjoy a French toast with the twist of a crumpet! This recipe can be made in about 15 minutes, making it an easy, quick choice when you want something quick or you are in a rush!
The French toast mixture is super indulgent as the base is cream. The cream I use is an oat-based one but any single cream of your preference will do! The cream is mixed with maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon. This creates the most delicious soak for the crumpets which creates a cinnamony, creamy, french toast texture. If you love french toast, you are going to love this fun twist on a classic.
The ingredients for these maple and pecan french toast crumpets are simple. The main ingredient is crumpets and the soak has a base of cream. The toppings are pecans and vanilla bean ice cream... dreamy!
- Single Cream
- Maple syrup
- Ice cream
See recipe card below for quantities and directions!
After you soak the crumpets in the maple cinnamon cream, you are going to fry them in butter until they are golden brown. They will have a perfectly crispy, golden exterior paired with a soft inside- it is SO good!
I topped my crumpets with pecans, vanilla bean ice cream, more cream and maple to pour and finally, a dusting of cinnamon. This creates the most indulgent, delicious dish which is perfect as a breakfast OR even an easy dinner party dessert. If you wish, you could use any toppings of your choice. You may want to top with fruit like a blueberry compote and some almond butter. You could even top with chocolate and hazelnuts.. whatever you want! This recipe is versatile.
Make your soak
Place your crumpets in
Hint: Don't leave the crumpets soaking for too long. If you have ever made a soaking dish before, like french toast or tiramisu, you will know that leaving something to soak for too long can lead to destruction! The crumpets are quite sturdy so they allow a longer soak than normal bread. However I still wouldn't leave them in the soak for longer than a couple of minutes.
This is a breakfast recipe so you have MANY potential substitutions here, tailoring it to whatever you want!
- Cinnamon - instead of cinnamon, you could spice with something else like nutmeg, or simply add vanilla extract for a vanilla-y flavour.
- Toppings - use different toppings if you don't like nuts or have a nut allergy. Berries or any other fruit would work perfectly here.
- Crumpets - I think the crumpet works so well here. But of course, you could substitute for any bread type. Equally, you could swap for a gluten-free bread type.
All you need for this recipe is a small bowl, a spoon, a frying pan and a spatula. Simple and strait-forward!
I don't recommend making these in advance and storing them. I think these are best served fresh and warm so when you want them, make them! If you store them, the texture will change and they won't be as yum.
You could brown the butter slightly before adding the crumpets into the frying pan. This will add another deeper flavour to the french toast experience! You could also use coconut oil if you fancied.
I recommend using a single cream. I use an oat-based one but any should work!
Yes! You can switch out the toppings for whatever you fancy. Fruit would work perfectly here.
Maple and Pecan French Toast Crumpets
- 2 Crumpets
- 4 tablespoon Single Cream I use an oat-based one
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
- 4 tablespoon Chopped Pecans
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- In a large frying pan, add your butter and place on a medium to high heat.
- In a large bowl, add your cream, sugar, maple syrup + cinnamon and combine it together with a spoon until all incorporated.
- Place one crumpet into the French toast mixture and leave it for around 1 minute. Then, flip it over and leave it to soak for another minute. Repeat this process with the other crumpet.
- Once the butter in the frying pan is all melted, place the soaked crumpets into the frying pan for approximately 2 minutes on each side. This will make the crumpets golden brown and nice and crispy on the outside.
- Place each crumpet onto a plate. Then add the following onto each crumpet: 2 tablespoon chopped pecans, a tablespoon of vanilla bean ice cream, extra single cream, extra maple syrup and finally, a dusting cinnamon powder. Then, devour!! Enjoy whilst they are still warm.