Dairy-Free Sourdough French Toast is the perfect and delicious way to use up stale sourdough bread.
I had homemade sourdough bread that has gone a bit stale, as every home-made bread will in a couple of days. I’m all for zero-waste and smart cooking, though I am not successful all of the time, I do try.
One thing that I hate is bread getting moldy. That is really a shame and wasteful, as there is so much you can do with stale bread – breadcrumbs, bread dumplings, and french toast to name just a few.
When my bread goes stale I usually immediately remove it from the bag, cut it up into small slices or chunks and leave it out to dry. Then, I store it until enough dry bread is accumulated that I can do something with it, like turn it into breadcrumbs. Yeah, I haven’t bought breadcrumbs in a really, really long time.
We have not had french toast in forever, although we both like it. A cozy cold fall morning in and a couple of stale sourdough slices were just too perfect an opportunity to pass.
Making Sourdough French Toast is really easy too, and um, did I mention – it’s delicious??
You start by taking your stale bread slices and dipping them in plant-based milk (or regular milk) and let it soak up the liquid, turning on both sides. Then, you place the milk-soaked bread slice in a beaten egg, again turning on both sides and then you place the bread slice in a hot skillet or pan with melted fat or oil. You fry for a couple of minutes on medium, then turn on the other side and you’re done!
Place your Sourdough French Toast on a plate and top with your favorite toppings. I used some maple syrup, vanilla-flavored soy yogurt, frozen raspberries, dried mulberries, cacao nibs and chopped up almonds. Pure bliss!
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