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Blueberry Compote French Toast

Fall in love all over again with this stack of delicious French toast blueberry compote. It is so delicious and very easy to make. It’s dripping with a creamy blueberry compote made with fresh berries and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s a perfect breakfast to express yourself to your loved ones.

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I have been having an official french toast festival lately and this recipe was inspired by the Horchata French Toast I made a little while ago. Tell you what, I love french toast so much but I wonder why it’s labeled as breakfast instead of dessert🤔. Either way, I am going to try out different ways to enjoy french toast and I will be sharing the recipes here with you.   

What is a blueberry compote?

A blueberry compote is a fruit sauce made from blueberries. It can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries and is often sweetened with sugar, honey, or syrup.

Why you will love this French toast with blueberry compote

It’s fluffy and delicious.

It’s not one of those boring soggy french toasts.

It’s sweet and great to serve as breakfast for an extra energy boost.

Ingredients needed

Detailed measurements are on the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Bread
  • Blueberries
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar

How to make french toast

  1. Slice your bread into 1-inch thick slices. 
  2. In a bowl, beat 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Whisk these ingredients together, the amount of sugar will depend also on your taste buds. If you want more you can add more.
  3. Heat your skillet on medium-high then add a tablespoon or 2 to it. What I do here is add a tablespoon then add more as I go with other slices.
  4. Dunk your bread in the custard for about 5 to 10 seconds on each side and let the excess liquid drip off before you put it on the skillet.
  5. Cook each side for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve with your homemade blueberry compote.
  7. I have also made this in the air fryer, see the instructions on the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Making the blueberry compote for french toast.

  1. In a saucepan add about half a cup of blueberries, ¼ cup of water, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. 
  2. Bring this to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until the berries are cooked and the sauce has thickened. If the sauce is too runny, add cornstarch to thicken it.

Making a healthier version of this recipe pointers:

  • You can use less sugar or use sugar substitutes that are less in calories.
  • I prefer making the french toast in the air fryer to avoid having to use butter. Not only that but the air fryer makes the crunchy french toast. 
  • You can substitute the full cream milk with almond or coconut milk.

Pro Tips

The key to the custard is to use eggs that are at room temperature. This will help to prevent them from cooking too quickly when they hit the hot pan. 

Make fluffy french toast by adding a tablespoon of all-purpose flour to your custard.

Say bye-bye to soggy french toast by toasting the bread before you actually start coating it with custard.

FAQ

Can I use canned blueberry compote?

Yes, you can. Please make sure it’s not a blueberry pie filling, it turns out to be thicker than compote. If that’s all you have, you can add a little bit of water and let it simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.

Can you make blueberry compote with frozen blueberries?

Yes, you can make blueberry compote using frozen berries, you may want to use less water because the ice in the berries will produce liquid.

How to thicken blueberry compote?

You can thicken your blueberry compote by adding a bit of cornstarch to it. Just mix together a few tablespoons of cornstarch with an equal amount of water and stir it into the compote. Let it cook for a minute or two until it thickens.

Storage Tips

Store any leftover french toast in an airtight container or wrap it with cling film so it doesn’t absorb the smell of the other foods in your fridge.

Can french toast be reheated?

 Yes, you can reheat leftover french toast in the microwave, air fryer, and oven. This is only applicable to the toasted bread, not to the blueberry compote or any other garnishing fruits.

More french toast recipes to try next.

  • Horchata french toast
  • Oreo french toast
  • Sour cream french toast

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Blueberry compote french toast

Thick slices of bread coated with eggy vanilla custard and toasted till golden brown. Served with a delicious blueberry compote.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 537 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer Optional (skillet works fine)

Ingredients
  

  • Bread Thick slices
  • ½ Cup Blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp Butter for skillet cooking method
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar For sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

French toast

  • Slice your bread into 1-inch thick slices.
  • In a bowl, beat 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Whisk these ingredients together, the amount of sugar will depend also on your taste buds. If you want more you can add more.
  • Preheat your air fryer at 200°c for 3 minutes.
  • Dunk your bread in the custard for about 5 to 10 seconds on each side and let the excess liquid drip off before you put it on the skillet.Cook each side for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your homemade blueberry compote.
  • I have made this on a skillet as well, see the cooking instruction in the body of the post.

Blueberry compote

  • In a saucepan add about half a cup of blueberries, ¼ cup of water, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. 
  • Bring this to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until the berries are cooked and the sauce has thickened. If the sauce is too runny, add cornstarch to thicken it.
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