Sourdough French Toast

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!

three slices of sourdough french toast on a white plate with fresh strawberries

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 good great.

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.

ingredients needed to make french toast with sourdough bread

Sourdough french toast ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • 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.

a downward angled view of a plate filled with syrup topped french toast and fresh strawberries

FAQ’s about french toast

Can french toast be frozen?

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.

What goes well with french toast?

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

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.

a plate full of syrup covered french toast with fresh strawberryies and a fork and some drinks in the background

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Sourdough French Toast

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best sourdough french toast recipe, french toast with sourdough bread, making french toast with sourdough bread, sourdough for french toast, sourdough french toast
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 186.4mg | Sodium: 661.8mg | Potassium: 110.3mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.7g | Vitamin A: 80.5IU | Calcium: 62.1mg | Iron: 1mg

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