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three slices of French toast topped with avocado tomatoes and fried egg
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Savory Sourdough French Toast

Need a break from sweet French toast? This savory twist on a classic is just as easy to make and (arguably) even more delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20-minute, brunch
Servings: 3
Calories: 695kcal
Author: Chelsea Jackle, RDN


  • large frying pan
  • large baking dish


  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 tbsp oil (canola or avocado)


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ small avocado (sliced)
  • 1 medium tomato (sliced)
  • ½ cup arugula


  • In a large mixing bowl or measuring cup, add 4 eggs, ground mustard, salt, pepper, half and half, and parmesan cheese. Whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  • Arrange 6 slices of sourdough bread in a single layer in a large baking dish. Pour egg mixture over the bread and soak until absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add soaked bread to the hot pan in a single layer, working in batches if needed. Flip when golden brown and fry until the other side is also golden brown. Remove to a plate and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  • In the same frying pan, add more butter if needed, melt, and once simmering, crack 3 eggs into the pan to fry. Cook over medium heat until the whites are set.
  • Top 2 slices of French toast with avocado slices, tomato slices, arugula, and a fried egg.


  • Please note that nutrition facts are an estimate and can vary widely based on amounts and specific types used.
  • Feel free to add any savory toppings that you like! Try mushrooms + goat cheese, pesto + tomato + mozzarella, or bacon + cheddar, or ham + swiss.


Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 466mg | Sodium: 1198mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1408IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 7mg