French Toast With Apple Compote Recipe

Hi!  Happy Thursday!  I'm coming at you with another recipe post. I created this recipe the other morning because I was looking for something to hold me over until late afternoon. I started looking through my fridge and remembered I had my favorite form of breakfast carb - Ozery Bakery muesli morning rounds. I discovered these rounds this past summer at Whole Foods. They were on sale, so I decided to give them a try. I've been hooked ever since! The rounds are basically a flattened English muffin studded with fruits and nuts and contain 5 grams of protein.  They're loaded with whole grains, too! Muesli is my go to flavor, but cranberry orange is quickly becoming my favorite.

Okay, so back to the point! After remembering I had the rounds, I decided to make French toast with them. I also had a Granny Smith apple in my fruit basket, so I felt an apple compote would be perfect to top the French toast!  The compote adds a nice flavor to the French toast and is a good alternative to maple syrup. Take a look below for the recipe!

French Toast with Apple Compote
Serves: 1

French Toast
2-3 slices of bread of your choice (if using morning rounds, two should be enough)
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 t. sugar or maple syrup
Splash of milk or water
Splash of vanilla
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Whisk together all ingredients from egg through salt.  Place bread in mixture and let soak at least 10 minutes.  Make sure to turn the bread a few times so it cab evenly absorb the egg mixture.  I do this before starting the compote so there is plenty of time to soak.  Heat a nonstick skillet on low and spray with nonstick spray (optional).  Once warm, place bread on skillet and cook until brown.  Once browned, turn over and cook the other side until brown.  I prefer a soft inside and a crispy outside when it comes to French toast.  I find that using a low heat helps to accomplish this.

Apple Compote
1 medium apple (I used Granny Smith), chopped (and peeled, if desired)
Scant 1/4 cup water + 1 t., divided
1/2 T. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. cornstarch
Splash of vanilla
Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients except for 1 t. water and cornstarch in a sauce pan and place over medium heat.  Once apple mixture starts to bubble, stir to coat apples well.  If the mixture starts bubbling too hard, turn heat down a bit.  Let mixture simmer for a few minutes.  In the meantime, combine 1 t. water and cornstarch and add to the apple mixture.  Turn heat down low and stir often until mixture thickens.  If you choose not to add cornstarch, reduce water by a couple of teaspoons.

Serve French toast topped with the compote and enjoy!

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