This sourdough french toast recipe is absolutely delicious and will quickly become a family favorite. French toast is the perfect weekend breakfast or great for brunch. Sourdough french toast makes the traditional recipe healthier and tastier.
Over the weekend, my husband made french toast and I realized I didn’t have my favorite recipe on the blog. Sourdough bread makes delicious french toast. the bread holds up better when soaking it in the batter. And when using sourdough bread for french toast, you can slice the bread as thick as you want.
Sourdough bread is made from a fermented starter full of live cultures rather than yeast. This makes it easier to digest and better for the gut. It has a delicious tangy flavor that pairs well with the sweet cinnamon sugar in the french toast.
Making your own sourdough bread isn’t hard, but you will have to plan ahead as it needs time to rise. I like to make several loaves at a time and then use one just for french toast because it is that good!
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SOURDOUGH BREAD FOR FRENCH TOAST
You can make your own sourdough bread if you have an active starter. Like most bread making, it will require some kneading, rising, and baking. The main difference between sourdough bread and regular bread is that you won’t need yeast for this recipe.
The sourdough starter will act as the yeast and make your bread rise, how cool is that? I have had a starter in my home for years and love to use it to make sourdough pancakes, pizza, bread, and so much more!
If you don’t have a starter, you can still make this recipe with store-bought sourdough bread. Heck, any bread will work. I just find homemade sourdough bread to be the most delicious.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO MAKE SOURDOUGH FRENCH TOAST FROM SCRATCH?
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Bread Pans– I have a set of 4 stainless steel bread pans, and I love them!
Mixer– You can make this bread by hand, but if you have a mixer with a dough hook, it will make it easier.
Cast Iron Skillet– This is the best option for safe cooking in the kitchen.
SOURDOUGH FRENCH TOAST RECIPE
Looking for healthy breakfast ideas for kids? This recipe is made with all-natural ingredients making it a perfect healthy breakfast and my kids love it! They would eat sourdough french toast every morning if they had it their way.
For this recipe, all you will need is sourdough bread, eggs, milk, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and butter. You can use almond milk and coconut oil in place of the milk and butter if dairy-free.
I am using honey instead of sugar in this recipe. You could also use maple syrup, coconut sugar, or organic cane sugar. All of these will add a delicious sweet flavor! Substitute the honey using the same measurements with any sweetener you want in this recipe.
BEST FRENCH TOAST TOPPINGS
Sourdough french toast can be enjoyed on its own, or it can be topped with butter, syrup, or fruit. My favorite way is just good ol’ fashion butter and maple syrup. Here are some more fun ideas:
- Peanut butter and maple syrup
- Peanut butter and honey
- Butter and honey or maple syrup
- Nut butter and banana slices
- Butter and fresh berries
- Diced apples and cinnamon
- Nut butter and jelly
- Powdered sugar
- Butter and fruit syrup
EASY FRENCH TOAST RECIPE
Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add butter.
Crack eggs in a medium-size bowl. Add in milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla; whisk until everything is well combined.
Dunk a slice of sourdough bread into the egg mixture. Flip it to make sure it is fully covered in the mixture.
Place it on a hot cast-iron skillet with butter and let it cook for a few minutes. Flip it and let it cook for a few minutes on the other side.
Once the eggs are set, remove the bread from the skillet and top with favorite toppings. Serve and enjoy!
NOTE: My favorite way to cook french toast is on a cast-iron skillet. It cooks evenly, doesn’t stick to the pan at all, and it makes it the perfect amount of crisp. When cooking on a cast-iron skillet, it is important to heat the skillet first to avoid sticking. You will also want to use coconut oil or butter to fry it in.
HOW LONG WILL SOURDOUGH FRENCH TOAST?
French toast makes delicious leftovers. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can make a double batch at the beginning of the week and warm it up during the week for an easy and healthy breakfast for the kids before school.
- 1 loaf sourdough bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter for cooking
- Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add half the butter to it. You can add more butter as needed throughout cooking.
- Crack eggs in a medium-size bowl. Add in milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla and whisk until everything is well combined.
- Dunk a slice of sourdough bread into the egg mixture. Flip it once completely covering in the mixture.
- Place it on a hot cast-iron skillet with butter and let it cook for a few minutes. Flip and let it cook for a few minutes on the other side.
- Once the eggs are set, remove the bread from the skillet and top with favorite toppings. Serve and enjoy!
My favorite way to cook french toast is on a cast-iron skillet. It cooks evenly, doesn't stick to the pan at all, and it makes it the perfect amount of crisp. When cooking on a cast-iron skillet it is important to heat the skillet first to avoid sticking. You will also want to use coconut oil or butter to fry it in.