This Apple Compote French Toast brings the flavors of fall to a classic breakfast treat. Delicious all on its own but you can’t go wrong with a drizzle of real maple syrup!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen when I declared it officially fall in Texas a few weeks ago. I made a roast with potatoes and carrots, bought two gorgeous mums for my front porch, and dropped some Thieves in my diffuser. I physically willed the cooler weather to come.
With those cooler temps and falling leaves also came the “end of summer sickness” aka transition to fall allergies. Sophia, Ian, and I all seem to have similar triggers (I’m looking at you, ragweed) and we’ve been miserable for about a week now.
I refuse to let these allergies diminish my love for this time of year though. Bring on all the pumpkin! (Start here: Pumpkin Cheescake Rolls, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Pie Spice Trail Mix, Pumpkin Spice Knots.) Bring on all the apples!
And definitely bring on this Apple French Toast. Y’all. So good. Elevate a breakfast classic to a decadent fall treat by topping it with warm apple compote. This would also be phenomenal if you sprinkled a few chopped pecans or walnuts over it as well.
I used Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread in this recipe and it turned out beautifully! The bread crisps perfectly on the outside but also stays soft and fluffy — a must for perfect French toast.
Made with olive oil, sea salt and a touch of honey, I love that it doesn’t contain any added colors or flavors, or any high fructose corn syrup. The thick, flour-dusted slices hold strong under the weight of the apple compote. I can’t wait to try the Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread for my next grilled cheese creation.
What’s Needed for Apple French Toast?
For the french toast itself, you’ll need the following:
- Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread
- Whole milk
- Vanilla extract
And to make the apple compote recipe, you’ll need:
- Honeycrisp apples
- Brown sugar
How to Make Apple French Toast
- Make the apple compote: Combine apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer until the apples mash easily into a rough paste.
- Make the french toast: Beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl.
- Dip each bread slice into the mixture.
- Cook the bread on a buttered griddle until golden on both sides.
- Top french toast with homemade apple compote and enjoy!
Can I Prep the Apple Compote in Advance?
Yes! The apple compote will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge. I recommend reheating it in a saucepan before serving the apple cinnamon french toast.
Tips for Making Apple Pie French Toast
This apple cinnamon french toast is delicious enough on its own, but you can’t go wrong with a little drizzle of real maple syrup.
If you want a no sugar added option, make a batch of my Sautéed Cinnamon Apples (Paleo, Whole30 compliant, and vegan).
More Apple Recipes:
- 3 Honeycrisp apples , peeled, cored, and chopped
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices Sara Lee® Artesano™ Golden Wheat Bread
Make the apple compote:
- Combine apples, butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a medium saucepan over low heat.
- Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the apples mash easily into a rough paste, leaving some apple chunks throughout.
- Remove the apples from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Make the french toast:
- While the apples cool, beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a shallow bowl.
- Gently dip the bread into the egg mixture, carefully coating each side.
- Cook the coated bread on a griddle or in a large pan over medium heat until each side is golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
- Top cooked French toast with the apple compote and serve immediately. Syrup optional.