Sourdough French Toast

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Sourdough French Toast – make the perfect weekend breakfast using leftover sourdough bread. Great flavor, super easy, and absolutely delicious!

When I was growing up French Toast was mainly reserved for holiday breakfasts. So it was something that we always looked forward to. But if we went out for breakfast, it was probably what I ordered 99% of the time.

Really it should come as no surprise to you that I like sweet breakfasts! I mean Chocolate Chip Muffins are on repeat here all year round.

sourdough french toast with syrup on white plate

 

You can use store bought sourdough or homemade for this, whatever you have on hand works really well. The sourness of the bread with the sweetness of the egg mixture and syrup, makes for a winning breakfast your whole family will love.

What’s In Sourdough French Toast

You need the usual suspects to make this recipe, basically just using a different bread.

  • Sourdough Bread
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter
sourdough french toast with bite of it

How To Make Sourdough French Toast

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until everything is blended and smooth.
  2. Dip bread into the mixture and let it soak for a few minutes to really absorb the flavor.
  3. Place bread slices on a buttered hot griddle or skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until it is nicely golden brown.
  4. If you need to keep them warm, place on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven, and continue making the rest of the French toast.
  5. Serve topped with powdered sugar, syrup, berries or whipped cream.
sourdough french toast on a plate topped with butter

Tips For The Best French Toast

  • You want to use bread that has been around for a couple days. Super fresh bread doesn’t soak up the egg mixture the same and just becomes soggy. So if you have a few slices at the end of your loaf they are perfect!
  • Save up slices of bread so you can make enough for the whole family. Toss the last couple of slices in a freezer safe bag and add to it until you have enough.
  • Using an electric griddle is great for French Toast because you can make a lot at once. If you don’t have one, keep the bread warm by placing it on a baking sheet and putting it in a 200 degree oven, while you work in batches to make the rest.
  • Because you are using old bread, make sure that it isn’t moldy and is still good to eat.
  • Let the bread soak in the egg mixture. Depending on how thick your slices are will determine how long to soak. If you are using thick slices of bread let it soak for about 5 minutes total, so it really absorbs the flavor. If your slices are thinner aim for closer to 2 minutes.
french toast on plate with butter and syrup on top

How To Serve Sourdough French Toast

How you serve it is really up to how you enjoy traditional french toast. You can go simple with just a dusting of powdered sugar. I like to serve with a few fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you want to get extra decadent you could also top it with whipped cream!

  • Maple Syrup
  • Berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream

Sourdough French Toast is not all that different from traditional, so however you normally like it works here.

How To Store Leftovers

If you have leftovers you can store them in an air tight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. Just heat them in the microwave to serve.

french toast on plate dusted with powdered sugar

Can I Freeze French Toast

Believe it or not, you absolutely can freeze it. Let it cool completely and then place the slices on a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours for the bread to freeze, then place the slices in a freezer safe bag and store for 3-4 months.

When you are ready to eat just take them out of the freezer and reheat in the microwave or even the oven until they are hot. Then top as you normally would to serve. This is a great method for a make ahead breakfast for busy weekday mornings.

slices of french toast with syrup on a plate

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Sourdough French Toast

By Erin
Sourdough French Toast – make the perfect weekend breakfast using that leftover sourdough bread. Great flavor, super easy, and absolutely delicious!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Toppings

  • Maple Syrup
  • Berries
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions 

  • Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until everything is blended and smooth.
  • Dip bread into the mixture and let it soak for a few minutes to really absorb the flavor.
  • Preheat griddle or skillet to medium high heat.
  • Add the butter to the pan and once it is melted place bread slices in pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until it is nicely golden brown.
  • Serve topped with powdered sugar, syrup, berries or whipped cream.

Notes

If you are working in batches placed the cooked French toast on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven to keep it warm, and continue making the rest of the French toast.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 481
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