This deliciously tangy Sourdough French Toast combines the well-loved sourdough bread flavor with rich maple and vanilla egg coating to make the very best French toast ever! Surprise your family by serving an out-of-this-world breakfast combination and get rave reviews from everyone at the table!
Sourdough French Toast Recipe
This easy-to-make breakfast is a tangy and tasty upgrade to your everyday French toast! With the addition of sourdough bread, it upgrades this family favorite breakfast or brunch to a flavorful new 'best ever' version!!
For my family, a bunch of sourdough fanatics, this version of French toast is better than the original. The familiar sourdough flavor contrasts incredibly with the sweet toppings that they love to use!
What You'll Need for French Toast
These are all of my favorite ingredients for making a rich and delicious French toast, no matter what kind of bread I have on hand!
- Eggs - to make this delicious eggy bread, the eggs are pretty important!
- Milk - makes your egg mixture thinned out to spread evenly over your sourdough bread slices!
- Maple Syrup - it doesn't matter what you're serving this luscious French toast with, a touch of maple syrup makes the whole breakfast taste amazing!
- Vanilla - just a little drizzle of vanilla extract to highlight all of the wonderfully rich flavors featured in this tasty French toast! Use vanilla bean paste to make it just that little bit more extra special!
- Cinnamon - is a must-have for this amazing breakfast or brunch! It adds warmth and depth of flavor that is irresistible!
- Nutmeg - is a personal favorite, and I always have whole nutmeg on hand to freshly grate into something spectacular like this!
- Salt - to balance out the sweetness and also highlight and enhance the already amazing flavors of your sourdough French toast!
- Butter - for more reason than one! Yes, to top off your French toast when serving, but it also makes a difference in flavor if you use the butter for frying your French toast!
- Sourdough Bread - some wonderfully tangy sliced sourdough bread to make the breakfast complete!
You can omit the cinnamon and nutmeg if desired, or swap out different sweeteners like honey. Try a different extract flavoring. Almond extract is amazing when you top your French toast with whipped cream and fresh fruit!
How To Make French Toast with Sourdough
Making your French toast is a very simple process! The one thing that I like to be sure of is that whatever dish I'm using for my egg mixture easily fits my sliced bread for complete and easy dipping.
- Combine the egg mixture ingredients in a dish. Add the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg then mix until well combined.
- Heat your non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat while you coat the bread slices. Place the first slice of bread into the egg mixture.
- Flip and coat the second side of the bread.
- Add butter and allow it to melt before adding your first slice of sourdough bread.
- Place the first sourdough bread slice into your heated skillet and cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden.
- Flip and cook the second side for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve immediately. To keep your cooked sourdough French toast slices warm, you can place them onto a baking sheet and keep them in a warm oven at 250ºF ( 121ºC ) until all of your French toast is ready to serve.
To avoid SOGGY French toast, be sure to flip and coat the sourdough bread slices quickly. Some types of bread absorb the liquids super fast, which will result in soggy bread. Sourdough doesn't seem to be as quick to absorb, but I still recommend moving through the process quickly for the best results.
Sourdough French Toast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk (whole milk or half & half are best)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 2 Tbsp butter (or non-stick cooking spray)
- Combine the egg mixture ingredients including milk, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Mix well. Start heating your non-stick skillet or frying pan to medium temperature.
- Place the first slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating each slice individually.
- Quickly flip the bread in the eggy mixture and soak the second side, then transfer immediately into your heated frying pan.
- Melt the butter in your frying pan before you cook the coated bread slices.
- Cook at medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until golden.
- Flip and cook the second side for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove from heat and serve.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!