RecipeCherry French Toast

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Protein: 8g
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
    • Natural Sugar: 11g
    • Added Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 165mg

This naturally sweet cherry compote is the perfect topping for my delicious vanilla-cinnamon French toast. It’s a decadent way to start your day and satisfy your sweet tooth without using any maple syrup or other form of added sugar.

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This recipe makes 2 Servings


  • 1 cup of frozen, pitted sweet cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or balsamic vinegar)


  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 slices 100% whole-grain bread

For the compote:

Add cherries and vanilla to a small saucepan over medium heat. As cherries begin to defrost, mash down with a spoon as you stir in order to release some of the juices from the cherries.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until juices thicken slightly. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the French Toast.

For the French toast:

Whip the whole egg plus the egg white with the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

Generously coat a skillet with oil spray and preheat over medium-high heat. Dunk and coat both slices of bread in the egg mixture. Place the bread slices in the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until crisp.

Pour Cherry Compote over French Toast and enjoy!
Makes 2 slices; 1 slice per serving
Note: You can use reduced-calorie bread to cut calories and carbs.