Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day Two: Challah Bread French Toast with Apple Walnut Compote Recipe

For day 2 of the PammiCakes 12 Days of Christmas Indulgences, I am bringing you Challah Bread French Toast with Apple Walnut Compote.  The perfect way to start out your day is with this indulgent breakfast!  I just stumbled into this recipe recently due to a mistake on a trip to the grocery store.  Fortunately, due to a little confusion at the grocery store, we ended up with a loaf of Italian bread and challah bread the other night for our pasta dinner.  We kept with tradition and had the Italian bread during dinner, but we saved the challah bread for the next morning’s breakfast. 

Challah is a slightly sweet, egg bread that is braided. They are truly lovely loaves of bread and such a nice treat.  It makes for the perfect base for this french toast that is savory and delicious.     The crispy pan fried outside and the soft, chewy, sweet bread on the inside is such an amazing way to kick start your day.  I made a quick apple walnut compote to serve on top the challah bread to increase the indulgency of the meal.  The warm, soft apple apples combined with the challah bread is a match made in culinary heaven. 

Bread French Toast with Apple Walnut Compote Recipe
Serves 2

Challah French Toast
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons milk
4 slices of challah bread

Apple Walnut Compote
2 apples, cored and cubed
1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

First start the compote on the stove, so it is ready once the french toast is cooked.  In a small sauce pan, add all apple walnut compote ingredients up above.  Stir the ingredients together so all the apples are coated.  Cover the sauce pan and simmer over medium-low heat until the apples are soft. 

In a medium sized bowl, whisk the egg whites, vanilla, cinnamon and milk.  Once all ingredients are incorporated together, dip one piece of bread in the mixture at a time.  Flip to coat both sides. 

Place the egg soaked bread onto a hot griddle that has been greased. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

Serve with a hearty serving of the apple walnut compote and maple syrup.  Enjoy!

1)      This would also be delicious without the apple compote.

2)     If you don’t have apples, you can substitute pears, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or anything else you have on hand.


  1. Yum! I am enjoying your 12 Days of Christmas Indulgences so far. Please keep the good stuff coming! :)


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