French Toast with Toasted Walnut, Orange, and Cranberry

French Toast with Toasted Walnut, Orange, and Cranberry
French Toast with Toasted Walnut, Orange, and Cranberry
Barbara Kiebel

French Toast with Toasted Walnut, Orange, and Cranberry

I found my inspiration from a cocktail. That’s right... I was using cranberries to create a new cocktail and it hit me how appropriate it would be to combine both butter and the berries I love. The wheels kept churning and through just a bit of trial and error I have something I love. I mean, I could sit and eat it with a spoon-type love.

4
Servings
484
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the compound butter

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 3 -4 tablespoons minced cranberries, plus more for garnish

For the cranberry compote

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberries

For the French toast

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Four 1-inch-thick slices bread

Directions

For the compound butter

Combine the butter, walnuts, orange zest, and brown sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Remove the butter from the food processor and fold in the minced cranberries. Divide into 2 containers; garnish with additional zest and cranberries. Chill until firm.

For the cranberry compote

Combine the water, syrup, and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the cranberries and cook over medium heat until they pop, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Combine the remaining berries and syrup in the bowl of a food processor and process to the desired consistency. Set aside.

For the French toast

In a bowl, beat the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup with a whisk until well combined. Soak both sides of the bread in the egg mixture. Melt the butter in a skillet and fry the bread slices in batches, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with a dollop of compound butter and some cranberry compote.

French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
33g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
87%
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Protein
6g
13%
Carbs
49g
16%
Vitamin A
253µg
28%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4.1%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
10%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
104mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
177mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.8%
Sodium
187mg
8%
Sugars, added
30g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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