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French toast recipe - Dr. Axe

French Toast Recipe with Sourdough Bread

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This French toast recipe with sourdough skips the added sugar. Ghee and coconut milk lend extra benefits including vitamins and healthy fats.


  • ½ loaf crusty sourdough bread
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons ghee


  1. Slice the bread into 8 slices.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Drench the bread in the mixture, allowing it to soak for 2 minutes per piece.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee to the skillet.
  4. Working in batches of 1–2 slices each, fry the drenched bread until crispy, 3–4 minutes per side. Add more ghee to the skillet in between batches.
  5. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup or fruit.


  • Top with the fruit of your choosing for some added flavor and another boost of vitamins and minerals.
  • If you don’t have sourdough on hand, you can of course use this same recipe by swapping in another type of bread.
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: By hand


  • Serving Size: 2 slices
  • Calories: 483
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Sodium: 502mg
  • Fat: 28.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.6g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Protein: 15.9g
  • Cholesterol: 220mg