Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 9 ratings

Sourdough French Toast

This sourdough french toast is subtly sweet, perfectly crisp, & complete with a fluffy, chewy middle. Top with maple syrup for the perfect breakfast treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 881
Author: Natalie


Sourdough French Toast

  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 tablespoons butter

Serving Options

  • maple syrup, butter, nut butter, fruit, nuts, whipped cream, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a 9x13 baking dish, make the batter by combining the milk, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat to combine.
    3 cups milk, 4 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Dredge 2 or 3 slices (or however many you can fit in your skillet at a time) of sourdough bread in the batter, turning it 3 times and pressing on the bread while it's in the batter so it absorbs the liquid.
    12 slices sourdough bread
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the warm skillet. Cook the first side of the battered bread for about 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Cook the second side until it is also crispy, another 2-3 minutes.
    8 tablespoons butter
  • Keep the cooked slices warm by leaving it in the oven in an oven safe baking dish.
  • Repeat dredging the bread and cooking it.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings.
  • Will keep an airtight container container for 1 week. You can reheat it on the stove in a pan, in the oven, or even in the toaster.
  • See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.


Bread: I love sliced sourdough sandwich bread, Trader Joe's makes my favorite. Love the combination of the sour and sweet!
Milk: You can use your preferred milk (whole milk, 2%, 1%, nonfat), or even dairy free milk (almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc)
Leftover Batter: Toss out any unused batter.


Calories: 881 | Total Carbs: 152g | Protein: 36.9g | Fat: 13.8g | Fiber: 6.8g | Net Carbs: 145g