Sourdough French Toast with Fresh Berries

This Sourdough French Toast recipe is easy, uses basic ingredients, and sourdough bread for a hearty breakfast that the entire family will love! Feel free to customize with your favorite berry combination!

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This Classic French Toast recipe is easy, uses basic ingredients, and sourdough bread for a hearty breakfast that the entire family will love! Feel free to customize with your favorite berry combination!

While in college, I had a job at a local eatery that sold fresh loaves of sourdough bread. Honestly, before I started working there, I had never tried it! One bite was all it took for me to be hooked. That’s why I knew I had to share my favorite recipe using it to make French toast.

Sourdough bread is thick, sturdy, and when allowed to dry out (or slightly stale), you’ll sink your teeth into the tastiest batch of French toast you’ve ever had! Baking bread, particularly sourdough, became a trendy activity during the pandemic. Did you give it a try? Even if you’re not a bread baker, you can grab a loaf from your favorite bakery or grocery store. I promise I won’t tell. It’s an added bonus if you find a loaf on the clearance shelf as I find it works a lot better than fresh bread!

If you purchase fresh bread and don’t want to wait for it to become slightly stale, there are a couple of things you can do to remedy this. Either leave the slices you will be using out in the open overnight or place on a baking sheet in the oven at the lowest temperature and allow to bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

The reason I love using sourdough for French toast is because of the slight tangy flavor that the bread adds to this sweet dish. It doesn’t fall apart when soaking up the egg mixture and stays firm to the final forkful. Berries are completely optional and you can use any variety or combination that you prefer. The blackberries and raspberries are not set in stone for this recipe. Get creative!

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Ingredients to Make Sourdough French Toast:

  • Your personal favorite fresh berries
  • Lime
  • powdered sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whole milk
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Sourdough bread

How to Make Sourdough French Toast:

Combine the fresh berries, lime juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar in a large bowl and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

Add the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a medium bowl and stir to combine.

Soak the prepared bread in the egg mixture for 4-5 seconds per side, then transfer to a rimmed bowl. Set aside.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add two or three slices of the soaked bread to the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown on each side. Remove from skillet and repeat this process with the remaining bread slices.

To serve, transfer the French toast onto individual plates and top with some of the fresh berry mixture and some powdered sugar and/or real maple syrup. Offer some crispy bacon or sausage links on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Bite of French toast on a fork with a blackberry hovering over plate
Sourdough French Toast with Fresh Berries
Yield: 4 Servings

Sourdough French Toast with Fresh Berries

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Sourdough French Toast recipe is easy, uses basic ingredients, and sourdough bread for a hearty breakfast that the entire family will love! Feel free to customize with your favorite berry combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 lime, juice and zest, preferably organic
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices sourdough bread, slightly hardened*

To Serve:

  • Maple syrup
  • Extra powdered sugar, optional
  • Bacon or Sausage, optional
  • Eggs, optional

Instructions

    Combine the fresh berries, lime juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar in a large bowl and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

    Add the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a medium bowl and stir to combine.

    Soak the prepared bread in the egg mixture for 4-5 seconds per side, then transfer to a rimmed bowl. Set aside.

    Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add two or three slices of the soaked bread to the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown on each side. Remove from skillet and repeat this process with the remaining bread slices.

    To serve, transfer the French toast onto individual plates and top with some of the fresh berry mixture and some powdered sugar and/or real maple syrup. Offer some crispy bacon or sausage links on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*To harden, leave the sliced bread on the counter for several hours to overnight or place on a baking sheet in a warm (lowest setting) oven for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 489Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 838mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 7gSugar: 18gProtein: 20g

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This Classic French Toast recipe is easy, uses basic ingredients, and sourdough bread for a hearty breakfast that the entire family will love! Feel free to customize with your favorite berry combination!

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