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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!

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      jewlsss 3 years ago

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

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

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

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 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.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      omg this is a delicious lens

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      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.

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      Labyrinth 6 years ago

      I must rush out and get some sourdough French toast

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, sounds sinfully delightful! :)

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

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

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      straw-hut 6 years ago

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

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      Snakesmom 6 years ago

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

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      kt_glasses 7 years ago

      great recipe!thanks for sharing.

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      SmBizGuru LM 7 years ago

      Yes, what time is breakfast served?

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      Kiwisoutback 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.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      That looks delicious!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      featured on my summer school lensography:

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

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

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      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!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

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

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

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

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

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

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      Allan R. Wallace 8 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.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I love French toast! Nice work!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      - ah, another great recipe lens :)

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Yummers for sure! Nice add!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

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

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      anonymous 8 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!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This looks good!

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      drifter0658 lm 8 years ago

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

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      Holley Web 8 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.