You’ve never had a french toast recipe like this before. It’s fluffy, well-spiced, sweet, and absolutely perfect. Best part? You don’t need stale bread, so just grab a loaf of sourdough and get started!
The BEST sourdough french toast recipe
Using sourdough for french toast may not be your first choice but it should be. Whether you enjoy sourdough or not, this recipe is
We aren’t big fans of sourdough around here, in fact, we rarely buy it, if ever. But I just HAD to try it in french toast and I am so glad that I did because this french toast recipe with sourdough bread will be my new go-to recipe.
The bread soaks in the egg mixture well enough that even though the bread is fresh, you still get firm outsides and a custard-like center. The sweet offsets the tangy bread and together they harmonize to the point where every bite is blissful.
There is no aftertaste of sourdough anywhere. My daughter and my husband both couldn’t believe that I had even used sourdough bread when I presented them with their breakfast plates. My picky child even asked if we could have this for breakfast every morning. Yeah, girl, momma’s not a morning person… maybe for dinner once in a while.
Sourdough french toast ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Sourdough bread
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making french toast with sourdough bread
Unlike some other french toast recipes where they want you to use stale bread, sourdough is already a thick crumb so you can use fresh. This means that the liquid will soak in just enough to give you a great custard filling and a golden edge on the sides.
While not a tip, I felt like letting you in on a “secret” tip to getting fluffy french toast. I didn’t even know about this until recently but adding flour into the batter really does make all of the difference.
With regular (non-floured) french toast, my cinnamon was always rolling off the bread as I held it up to drip off excess egg. The flour, however, coats it well (think like breaded chicken) so every slice is covered in spices. Not only that but it helps to give each slice of bread the perfect texture both inside and out.
FAQ’s about french toast
Yes, french toast can be frozen and it makes for an easy and quick breakfast later. Simply make your french toast as directed and place onto a large baking sheet in an even layer. Freeze flat for one hour before transferring to an airtight container. Then allow to remain frozen for up to 2 months. Cook in the microwave or a toaster until heated through.
We love to enjoy our french toast with fresh fruits because the tangy sour berries offset sweet syrup. That said for a more filling meal, eggs, hashbrowns and breakfast meats like sausage and bacon are always welcomed ideas to serve on the side.
How to make sourdough french toast
Add in the milk, vanilla, and eggs, mix well.
Preheat your skillet or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350 degrees F).
Place your butter in the pan and let melt.
Dip the bread and flip it to coat the other side.
Cook the bread for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
Serve with fresh fruits and maple syrup.
More great breakfast recipes to try
- Old Fashioned Blueberry Muffins
- Watermelon Smoothie Bowl
- Puff Pastry Egg Tart
- Dairy Free Waffles
- Yogurt Banana Split
- Simple Crepes (with Pancake Mix)
Sourdough French Toast
- 4 large eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter for griddle
- about 6-8 slices of sourdough bread
- In a pie plate whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Add in the milk, vanilla, and eggs, mix well.
- Preheat your skillet or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350 degrees F).
- Place your butter in the pan and let melt.
- Dip the bread and flip it to coat the other side.
- Cook the bread for about 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Serve with fresh fruits and maple syrup.