This homemade baked French toast with Berry compote is all you need for a Sunday morning! Save time and energy by baking these French toasts in the oven!
You guys! I really need to tell you about this baked French toast with berry compote! I also need to tell you about something else, too!
Isn't spring the best season? Ok, yeah I know summer is awesome and fall and winter have all the holidays, but spring has that nice, soft breeze that makes me so happy! Spring has all the flowers blooming and leaves that have their new green color. It's like everything is new and beautiful!
So what would we need for a weekend breakfast, or brunch, in spring when we are surrounded by beautiful and bright color? I know, we need Nutella every day. But for a gorgeous day in spring, we need berry compote, and by compote I basically just mean dumping all the berries you have in a pot with a little sugar and boiling for some minutes until thick. Then grab a spoon, sit on the kitchen floor and eat all the berry compote. Burned tongue? Been there, done that.
But for now, let me first tell you something: I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers and we have a monthly challenge called Yum Of The Month. What we do is that each month, we come up with a theme or an ingredient and then we all will develop a recipe according to that theme, and share it with everyone! How awesome is that? I know, having friends that love baking as much as you do, is a very big blessing. The bloggers I have partnered with are:
Wajeeha from I Knead to Eat. Let me tell you something, she knows how to bake awesome treats, but that's not all. She has some good stories to tell, too!
Amy from Accidental Happy Baker who has some of the most beautiful and delicious recipes I've ever seen! She knows how to mix two traditional recipes and make a masterpiece.
Michelle from Giraffes Can Bake makes unbelievable and epic cakes and drinks that will make you stare at them for quite some time. And, yes, we have all kinds of stuff here - giraffes, unicorns, we all have our very own assistants.
And of course Samantha from Sugar Spun Run. She has many classics on her blog made easy and delicious. her recipes are easy to follow and are perfect for any time of the year!
So for this month, we decided on fresh fruit to be our Yum Of The Month chosen ingredient, which I love. I made this super easy, super delicious baked French toast with berry compote for this challenge and we all loved both the French toast and the berry compote.
Let me tell you about the French toast. I use brioche bread which I absolutely recommend. I made French toast sticks because I thought they were cuter this way, and had more egg mixture on them, which is the reason I eat French toast in the first place. My brioche was already sliced and they were pretty thin, so I cut each slice into three, then placed two sticks on top of each other, making one thick stick that I dipped in the egg mixture. Don't worry, they stick together perfectly.
And then I baked them, which was much easier than cooking them on the griddle. They just browned evenly and were so soft and nice. For the berry compote, I had two cups of mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) plus one tablespoon of sugar mixed together and then cooked in a small pot for about 25 minutes until thickened. You can also make the berry compote ahead and serve it any time you like.
Easy, right? I love easy recipes, too!
Baked French Toast with Berry Compote
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 6 slices brioche
- 2 cups mixed berries strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Powdered sugar optional
- Preheat the oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow bowl or a pie pan, mix eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
- Cut the brioche slices each into three sticks (You will have 18 sticks), place them two by two on top of each other (you will have 9 thick sticks)
- Dip a thick stick in egg and milk mixture, shake it a little bit so the extra egg mixture drips down, place the French toast stick on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining brioche sticks.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- As the French toasts are being baked, mix berries and sugar in a small pot and put it over medium heat, stir every 5 minutes to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If your berries are too sour, add more sugar. Cook until berries are mashed and blended, about 20 minutes.
- Place the French toast sticks on a plate and top with some berry compote and powdered sugar if desired.
Yum Of The Month Contributions:
- Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Lemon Blueberry Tart
- Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake
- Strawberry Nutella Tart
Looking for more breakfast deliciousness?
- Easy Irish Soda Bread
- Nutella Cocoa Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Stuffed Pancakes
- Cinnamon French Toast Bake with Apples