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Sourdough French Toast Recipe

Thick slices of sourdough bread, coated in a cinnamon flavored egg wash and served with butter and maple syrup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Amy Duska


  • 6 slices sourdough bread (¾" thick)
  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) vegetable oil

Custard ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240 g) heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon (2 g) fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (2 g) ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400° and place a baking sheet inside. Heat skillet over medium-low heat with the butter and oil.
  • Use a whisk to combine the eggs, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Pour the custard mixture into a shallow baking dish. Soak 2 slices of bread 10 minutes on each side.
  • Cook the slices on the 3-4 minutes per side. (Place the next 2 slices in the custard to soak while the current slices are cooking.) Transfer to the oven on the baking sheet to keep them warm until you are ready to serve.


  • Before you start cooking, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place a baking sheet inside. Transfer the cooked french toast slices to the oven to keep warm until you are finished cooking and ready to serve.
  • Make sure your skillet is preheated over medium-low heat before you start cooking. You don't want to cook it too quickly and burn the custard. It needs to cook slowly in order to cook evenly.
  • The bread should be cut into ¾" slices for the best results. If it's thinner, the bread won't be able to stand up to the custard and may fall apart. Day old or stale bread is best for french toast.
  • Use a combination of butter and vegetable oil to prevent the butter from burning in the skillet.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg