ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sourdough French Toast

Updated on August 10, 2014

Tasty French Toast to start the day

French toast is one of my favourite recipes. You can have it for breakfast, brunch, or whenever. It has so many variations and ways to be prepared that the possibilities are endless.

I like mine the old fashioned way with some fruit and a little powdered sugar on the top. The difference is that I like to use sourdough bread for my toast. It gives it a better flavour and holds up better than sandwich bread.

Here is my easy recipe along with a few extras.

Susanna Duffy

The Basic Recipe

This will get you started


2 Eggs

1/2 cup of milk

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 slices of Sourdough Bread

powdered sugar (optional)


Whisk the first three ingredients together in a small bowl. For easy bread coverage, I recommend pouring it in a pie plate. Place each side of the bread in the mixture, coating thoroughly. Cook the bread on a pan or griddle over medium heat for about 2 minute on each side. I don't like to use butter on the pan. If you have a good non-stick pan, it's not necessary. You can use a little bit of Pam cooking spray if you want. It works fine.

I like to use plain 'ole maple syrup to my french toast and dust it with powdered sugar. The picture above is some I just made...writing this lens made me hungry. That alone is a perfect breakfast but you can get creative.

Make sure you have the right supplies - Here are the ones I use

KitchenAid Hard-Base Porcelain Aluminum Nonstick 11-Inch Square Griddle, Red
KitchenAid Hard-Base Porcelain Aluminum Nonstick 11-Inch Square Griddle, Red

This griddle is perfect for french toast and has room for multiple slices of big sourdough bread.

Calphalon Nylon Utensils Slotted Turner
Calphalon Nylon Utensils Slotted Turner

Spatulas are great for almost any cooking project but work perfectly for french toast.

Waechtersbach Effect Glaze Cherry Small Rimmed Square Plate, Set of 2
Waechtersbach Effect Glaze Cherry Small Rimmed Square Plate, Set of 2

Your french toast will look like it belongs in a 5 star restaurant served up on these plates.


French Toast Variations

Get creative

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

If syrup isn't your thing, try serving your french toast with a jam. This strawberry rhubarb recipe is a Panera Bread has to be good. Here's what you need:

2 pints raw strawberries, hulled and quartered

4 large stalks rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/4" slices

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

To make the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, reduce to low heat, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool and store in an airtight container. This will keep for up to one month in the refrigerator.

Orange Stuffed French Toast

If you are a fan of oranges, try a stuffed french toast. Here are the variations.

You will need:

3/4 cup softened Cream Cheese

1/2 cup Orange Marmalade

2 tbs Honey

2 eggs

1/2 cup Orange Juice

Mix the cream cheese, marmalade, and honey together and smear it between two slices of bread. Whisk the eggs and juice together and coat both sides of your 'sandwich' in it. Proceed with the original directions for cooking. Garnish with powdered sugar and orange slices if you like.

Blueberry Sauce

This is a great topping for french toast. You can even go blueberry crazy and stuff the toast with a blueberry/cream cheese mixture...YUM!

Here's the sauce recipe:

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 cup water

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon butter

In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries; reduce heat. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted.

You should have enough ideas now to have a weeks worth of french toast breakfasts. Enjoy!

Picture courtesy of

More for Breakfast

How To Make French Toast
French toast is a delicious breakfast dish. It's not the breakfast I recommend as a daily routine, rather as a small luxury for yourself. Sunday mornings are my French Toast mornings. It's quick enough to get together, just bread which has been s...

Best Bacon Fritters Recipe
When it comes to a good hardy breakfast you can't beat bacon. There are so many ways to cook bacon, either smoked or unsmoked, that it's hard to pick the most tasty. I still like the old style bacon and eggs but sometimes I splash out and make so...

Bennoti Cappuccino And Espresso Maker
Get a cup of real Italian coffee. A true cappuccino you make yourself in an instant. Consumer reviews and information about the Bennoti Cappuccino And Espresso Maker, includes pricing, pictures, and online ordering information.

Is your mouth watering? - Tell me all about it!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jewlsss profile image


      4 years ago

      Absolutely! Unfortunately, I don´t have the igerediants at homme right now :'(

    • Stephanie36 profile image


      4 years ago from Canada

      I love french toast. You're making me hungry! lol

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I usually make french toast and bacon for breakfast for my grandkids when they visit. It is a quick and easy breakfast and they love it so gobble up every bite without complaint.

    • mariacarbonara profile image


      5 years ago

      omg this is a delicious lens

    • SusanRDavis profile image

      Susan R. Davis 

      5 years ago from Vancouver

      I LOVE french toast. Sometimes I do use sourdough bread, but I have to slice it myself so it is thick enough.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I must rush out and get some sourdough French toast

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow, sounds sinfully delightful! :)

    • CruiseReady profile image


      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      O, that blueberry sauce for your french toast sounds really good!

    • straw-hut profile image


      7 years ago

      The orange stuffed french toast looks so good. I think I'll try that.

    • Snakesmom profile image


      7 years ago

      This sour dough french toast recipe sounds so good, I am definitely going to have to give this a try! Thanks!

    • profile image


      7 years ago


    • profile image


      7 years ago

      great recipe!thanks for sharing.

    • SmBizGuru LM profile image

      SmBizGuru LM 

      8 years ago

      Yes, what time is breakfast served?

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      This looks good! I just made regular french toast with stale french bread this weekend. It was much better than plain old sliced bread. I'm lensrolling this to my french toast lens.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      That looks delicious!

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      featured on my summer school lensography:

    • verymary profile image


      9 years ago from Chicago area

      I make French toast for dinner every Monday for the kids. About to do it right now! Terrific lens.

    • CherylK profile image

      Cheryl Kohan 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      I love French toast, too, and have several good recipes but this basic recipe of yours looks unbeatable. Fast and delicious, I think. I'm lensrolling this to my easy breakfast and brunch lenses. Thanks!

    • profile image


      9 years ago


    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Tasty! I love French Toast. Great Tip to use Sourdough Bread! Thks! :)

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Yes -- you have got my mouth watering with the thought of some french toast!

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      9 years ago

      Oh, yum love sour dough bread especially as french toast. I eat mine with strawberry jam that is good too.

    • BFunivcom profile image

      Allan R. Wallace 

      9 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      Now I need to escape, and to eat - It's a good thing I finished my book. Back in a few days.

    • aka-rms profile image

      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      I love French toast! Nice work!

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      - ah, another great recipe lens :)

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      Yummers for sure! Nice add!

    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yummy! This sounds wonderful especially with some extra crispy bacon.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Love French Toast! You might think this sound Yucky but you must try it! After buttering your French Toast spread a thin layer of peanut butter and then add the maple is heavenly!

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This looks good!

    • drifter0658 lm profile image

      drifter0658 lm 

      9 years ago

      Wow! Strawberries and French toast. Sourdough ta boot. Yes............

    • Holley Web profile image

      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      Wow!! Yes my mouth is watering! You must be reading my mind. I was just talking to someone special about french toast and strawberries for breakfast last night! That looks so good.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)