Healthy Sourdough French Toast

You won’t find a lot of bread in my recipes, but for sourdough I make a small exception. If you’re not already familiar with this super bread, sourdough is a slightly sour tasting bread made by the fermentation of naturally occurring yeast and good bacteria in the bread. Essentially it is the kombucha or kefir of the bread world.

Because of this process, sourdough keeps longer than its quick-rise non-fermented counterpart, has a low impact on blood sugar levels, is more nutritious and is much more digestible due to its lower gluten content (as the bacteria breaks this down – yom). This is great for those sensitive to gluten, wheat or grains in general.

Just be aware that most store-bought sourdough loaves are not full authentic sourdough loaves, and only use a small portion of the sourdough starter to speed up the production process. Most good bakeries however will have good quality sourdough available.

Anyway, onto the recipe! The combination of sourdough, egg, greek yoghurt and a banana makes this a balanced and energising meal to start your day, with a healthy dose of protein that should keep you full until lunch time (if you can stop at one slice!). It also makes for a great pre/post workout snack to restore your energy and build muscle.


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Healthy Sourdough French Toast

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 slice of sourdough bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • splash of almond milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil for frying
  • Toppings
  • 3 tbsp of quark / cottage cheese
  • 1 small banana
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, to serve



Whisk together the egg, egg white, almond milk, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl.


Soak your sourdough slice for 2-3 minutes on each side.


On a medium/low heat, melt your coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add your soggy slice of sourdough.


Allow to crisp up for 2 minutes on both sides, adding any remaining egg mixture on top.


Remove from pan and top with quark, banana, berries a dollop of maple syrup and a sprinkling of cinnamon.


587 calories | 24g protein | 78g carbs | 12g fat

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