French Toast Sourdough Crepes with Maple Cream and Candied Bacon

Do I have a dessert for you…..French Toast Sourdough Crepes with Maple Cream and Candied Bacon!  Oh ya baby!  Even better, they are made with coconut milk… they’re lactose-free!

This month’s Sourdough Surprises Challenge is Crepes, but you probably got that from the insanely long title!  I have to admit something to you, I almost missed this challenge!  I missed the announcement post, and I forgot to go check to see what this month’s challenge was.  Thankfully, I happened to see a post on facebook…!  So I put my thinking cap on and started dreaming up all different types of crepes.  My first thought was chocolate, but them I remembered the cupcakes that I had been wanting to make.  So instead of french toast cupcakes, you are getting french toast sourdough crepes…..

French Toast Sourdough Crepes

We didn’t need to have bacon burgers tonight anyway 🙂  I cooked up my favorite bacon…..

French Toast Crepes

and pulled a can of coconut milk out of the refrigerator to make the maple whipped cream…..

Sourdough Crepes coconut cream

and kept my fingers crossed, because I have never made crepes before!  They were so easy, and took less time than I expected. This is the recipe that we were given for inspiration, and I added cinnamon and vanilla to achieve a french toast flavor.  Okay, one more shot…..

French Toast Crepes

Yes, they were as delicious as they look.  I honestly did not even notice a sourdough flavor.  I asked Alex if they were worthy of sharing with the world.  He gave them a thumbs up!  I did have one small issue as I started to make the batter.  The lid had been pushed off to the side of my sourdough crock, so the top layer was crusted over.  So I scraped off the top, mixed it together, fed it, and it was just fine.  I added a rubber band to try and keep the lid on!

sourdough crock

Sourdough starter is very forgiving, so you have no excuses to not try it 🙂

Below the recipe, there should be the link to see all of the other wonderful crepes that have been created for this challenge. Enjoy!

French Toast Sourdough Crepes with Maple Cream and Candied Bacon

Serves 8 crepes
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Dessert
French toast sourdough crepes topped with maple whipped cream and candied bacon.


  • Candied Bacon
  • 8 ounce package uncured bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • Sourdough Crepes
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 Large organic eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used coconut milk (box))
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Maple Cream
  • 1 cup coconut cream* (this is the cream at thetop of a cold can of full-fat coconut milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup


Sourdough Crepes chopped bacon
In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble/chop bacon into pieces. Pour fat out of pan and return to the stove.
Sourdough Crepes brown sugar
Add brown sugar and cook until melted.
Sourdough Crepes add bacon
Add the bacon crumbles and stir to combine.
candied bacon
Remove to a silpat or parchment paper and allow to cool.
French Toast Crepes
In a large bowl, whisk together crepe ingredients.
Sourdough Crepes melt butter
Heat a small non-stick frying pan (8 - 10") and add a dollop of butter.
French Toast Crepes
Pour 1/4 cup of batter into pan and swirl around to evenly coat the bottom of pan.
Cook until slightly browned (about 2 minutes) and flip over. Cook the other side.
Sourdough Crepes plate
Remove to a large plate while cooking remaining crepes. Add a dollop of butter between each crepe to keep them from sticking to the pan.
Sourdough Crepes coconut cream bowl
Open a cold can of coconut milk WITHOUT shaking first. Scoop out solid coconut that has formed at the top of the can, and place in a bowl.
Maple Whipped Cream
Beat coconut cream until smooth.
Maple Whipped Cream
Add maple syrup, and beat to combine.
French Toast Crepes
Fold crepes into quarters.
French Toast Crepes
Top with a dollop of maple cream and candied bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup.


Feel free to use regular milk in the crepes and heavy whipping cream in place of coconut cream.

You can also roll the crepes with the maple cream filling, or fill and fold over.

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  1. says

    Oh those sound delicious! My husband dips his bacon in his syrup when we are having pancakes, etc. This just saves him that step! 😉

  2. says

    Oh. My. Gosh. I want these. They look so amazingly delicious. Candied bacon? Maple whipped cream? From coconut milk? Yes, yes and YES! Super creative and absolutely beautiful.

  3. says

    This looks so tasty! I have never had crepes before. In a mall here, someone opened a crepe restaurant but it did not last very long. We were tempted to try them then. Of course, when you throw in the bacon, then it sounds like something I should definitely try.

  4. says

    Look at how cute these are! I like that you used coconut milk. I am really going to try to cut out milk and soft cheeses. However, I will probably make some ice cream this weekend. I will have a little and just take some lactaid beforehand.

    Ha, I went to Whole Foods tonight and got some non dairy milks to try out in baking. I even got egg replacer. I think I am going to make some vegan muffins this weekend. 🙂

    Have a good one, Lisa!
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  5. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Holy moly! These sound soooo good, Lisa! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week 😉

  6. says

    OH MY! These look delicious! So glad you are hosting a new party! Just linked up and saw these! They look outrageously good! I love anything with bacon so I am totally on board! Thanks for hosting and sharing!
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  7. says

    When I was in college, I used to fantasize about becoming best friends with Ina Garten and a bunch of other TV chefs and going to their beautiful mansions for foodie sleepovers and having food like this while we stayed in our pajamas and sipped champagne and gossiped about men! Lol. Now, I’ve replaced the TV chefs with food bloggers; there’s so many amazing bloggers I’d love to have a foodie pajama party with and giggle like school girls & INDULGE. you’re at the top of that list, lady! i expect you to contribute this AMAZING dish to the festivities, too! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!
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  8. Rono says


    I want to make the crepes for Sunday brunch.

    The 4th ingredient in the Sourdough Crepes recipe is Sourdough Crepes. Should that be something else?

    • says

      No, that is just the beginning of the ingredients list for the Sourdough Crepes. The first three ingredients are for the Candied Bacon. 🙂 Sorry about that, I am still trying to find a way to make the words bold so they stand out correctly.


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