The perfect brunch DOES exist, and my French toast waffle is it. Easy and quick to make with limited ingredients, you’ll definitely want to try this the next time your craving something sweet!
I use strawberries and blueberries for this recipe but you can use peaches, apples, mangos, raspberries or even blackberries. Any fruit that can cook down into a compote will be sufficient as a topping for this French toast waffle.
I love Challah bread for this recipe. Challah isa braided loaf of bread that has a soft inside texture. You can find it in smaller grocery stores or gourmet grocery stores.
Another great bread choice to use is brioche. Brioche is an excellent choice and easy find anywhere.
Pro Tip- Buy your brioche and slice it yourself, if possible. The pre-sliced brioche loaves are a little thinner than I would recommend for this recipe. You’ll need to cut your bread into 1″ slices!
Why Everyone loves this French Toast Waffle
- It’s versatile- Pretty much every part of this recipe is customizable. You can choose your own type of fruit and bread, and make it your own. You can add different toppings to take it to the next level!
- Fast & Easy- Looking for a quick recipe that’s flavorful and tasty? This is my go-to breakfast.
- It’s so beautiful- This French toast waffle is stunning making it perfect recipe or special ocassionas like anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, even weddings!
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Cut back on the dairy– Use dairy free butter and oat milk! This recipe calls for eggs but if you want to cut back on the dairy, using oil for your compote and oat milk will do the trick!
- Make it Gluten Free– Use gluten free bread and this recipe is 100% gluten free friendly!
I hope you enjoy this French Toast Recipe!
French Toast Waffle
- 1 waffle maker
- 1 loaf bread brioche or challah. Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices
- 1 cup fresh strawberries cut small
- 1 cup fresh blueberries cut small
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsps unsalted butter
- mint and powdered sugar for garnishing (optional)
- In a hot large skillet on medium high heat, melt the butter. Then, add the berries and mix. Finally, and sugar and mix all of your ingredients for 2-3 minutes.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and stir slowly for another minute. Remove. (Your fruit should still have a bite! Don't cook too long!)
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip your bread slices into your milk/egg mixture and place on a hot, oiled waffle iron. Cook until finished.
- Serve your waffles hot. Pour fruit compote over your waffles. Garnish with mint and powdered sugar.