The bread we use is a generic white texas toast which has no dairy or eggs in it. You can use whatever bread you want for it though. The batter was made up of soy milk, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. If it were me making it, I would substitute some of the sugar for brown sugar, add a few more spices, and perhaps try a different milk like rice or almond. The soy milk is what makes it stick so badly, but after the first batch, it seems to pull away better.