Challah French Toast with Maple-Apple Compote

Hi guys!

So I really over achieved on this one…I don’t just have one yummy recipe for you today, I’ve got 2 Easter recipes for you!

Count it…2. For the price of one! Sounds kind of like my all-inclusive buffet line in Mexico…

Ok, so Easter is one of my favorite holidays because:

#1 its all about chocolate. Chocolate bunnies… chocolate eggs…chocolate candy…chocolate hangover….

#2 You get to eat BRUNCH. I don’t know about you guys but the most gourmet I get on a Saturday morning is pouring soy milk into my Cheerios…

So when I get to go to a never ending brunch buffet that someone else makes…omy-GOODNESS I’m a happy girl! Any day that lets you eat sugary carbs and pretend like its a complete meal is my kind of holiday. I’m diving into the french toast soufflés! And the omelets! Don’t eggs just taste sooo much better when someone else makes them??

So in preparation for Easter Sunday I decided to test some new brunch recipes! And this Challah French Toast with Maple-Apple Compote is killer. Think warm sweet challah bread french toast topped with warm cinnamon sugar sautéed apple slices and dripping in even more thick syrupy cinnamon sugar. These kind of remind me of eating a warm apple pancake (you know one of those big ones you bake in the oven?).

Also notice I made these on a Tuesday… not a Saturday. Totally still motivated to cook something beyond a peanut butter sandwich in the beginning of the week.

So here’s recipe #1!

Nutrition (per serving): Calories; 370, Fat; 12 grams….. So not super low cal, but compare these numbers to Barefoot Contessa’s Challah French Toast which has over 500 calories and 17 grams of fat per serving! Plus it’s a holiday, so dig in! :)

And…. recipe #2!














So I found this idea while searching through Martha Stewart’s website and knew I had to make them. How cute are these for kids?? They’re a fun new way to ‘hunt’ for Easter eggs!

I made these for an orthodontic office the other week that wanted me to come up with an Easter recipe for their patients that was kid-friendly and braces-friendly. Check…and check!

These simple sugar cookies are cut into egg-shaped puzzle pieces that kids can decorate and piece together themselves. The hardest part (which isn’t even hard at all!) is taking a knife and cutting the cookies into puzzle pieces right when they come out of the oven. The secret is to cut them while they’re still warm because they will crumble if you try this while they’re cooled.

Happy (almost) Easter everyone!


Now have fun! Use your favorite food coloring colors, sprinkles, candies, etc. to decorate your eggs! Make sure you sprinkle sanding sugar (if using) while the frosting is still wet so it will stick. Also, let the first layer of royal icing dry before adding new dots or stripes of icing on top.

Nutrition (per cookie): Calories; 180, Fat; 5 grams


Recipe by Martha Stewart



  1. I can’t find challah locally. Can you believe it? What is wrong with this world???

    I’ll just have to make my own, because I NEED this french toast!

  2. I like the cookie idea, its cute! The french toast also looks delicious! :-)

  3. Not one recipe but two, you are spoiling your readers-ha! These both look like keepers. The french toast using challah bread is not doubt heavenly dressed out with the wonderful compote-yum! Also, the cookies do look like the perfect thing to grace the Easter dessert table. I like crafty baking projects and this one looks like fun. Enjoy the day.

  4. Challah is so delicious. I am going to make it one day, when I have time! Apple compote sounds super lovely.

  5. Mmm, the apple maple compote sounds utterly delicious. What a wonderful French toast topping. Well done!

  6. Both these recipes look divine :D
    Easter brunch here I come!!!
    Um cookies count in the brunch right? ;)

    See you in a week – Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Oh my gosh!! This breakfast sounds incredible! Frenc toast is always a favorite, but the apple compote really has my mouth watering!

  8. The French toast looks divine! And the Easter egg cookies are adorable! Love it!

  9. I love challah bread. It’s so rich and delicious. Almost like eating a cake. Challah French toast sounds amazing! I love the apple maple compote. Just perfect!
    I also love the cookies. What a great idea. They are super cute! If I were to make this, my daughter would go crazy.

  10. Look at you! With the 2 recipes at a time. They look great my dear! Really do. I love those eggs, so colorful!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahah I know… such the overachiever… only not really. I cheated. I made those Easter cookies the other week, shh…..

  11. I love the looks of both of these recipes. Challah makes the BEST French toast, doesn’t it? The fruit compote with it sounds divine!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      It really does! Its such a delicious light and sweet bread, absolutely perfect for French toast!

  12. i love both of these recipes! french toast with maple apple compote? hello amazing! and those easter egg puzzle cookies are soooooo adorable!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha thanks! The maple apple compote was my favorite part, I almost didn’t even need the french toast with it :) And thanks for the Easter cookies, I can’t wait to give them to my little cousins on Sunday!!

  13. mmmm that french toast looks incredible! I’m soo pinning this :)

  14. I don’t know which recipe to try first. Cookies, or french toast? I think I’ll just try them both. Thank you so much for sharing, they look incredible! It’s always nice to find another health conscious foodie with a sweet tooth. :)

    • Whipped Baking says:

      hahah good decision! And happy to meet another health conscious food too :) I LOVE the recipes on your blog! Look forward to sharing more with you!

  15. French toast is one of my favorite “treat” foods. Challah makes the BEST toast. Love the compote you added – perfect for the Easter weekend. :)

  16. Challah french toast is LIFE-CHANGING! Yours look so delicious!!! And those Easter cookies are cute as heck!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      hahaha it seriously is!! I can’t believe I’ve been using boring sandwich bread all of these years?? Actually its probably better that way because I can’t stop eating the challah version….!

  17. Those look incredible! I can’t wait to try it. And looks pretty easy! Love those Easter cookies as well, adorable idea!!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Its super easy (which might be the best part!), the Easter cookies are bit more a pain in the butt but they’re so worth it! I can’t wait to give them to my little cousins tomorrow:)

  18. I love Easter brunches too. I think my husband is obsessed with them though. Your French toast sounds marvelous and your cookies are super sweet. Cute idea with the broken egg.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks Emily! I’m with your husband, I LOVE brunch, mainly because I’m always too lazy to make myself a good breakfast, its such a treat! Have a happy Easter weekend!

  19. Wow! Both of these sound fantastic! I love the idea of puzzle cookies, too cute.

  20. Oh, your French toast looks amazing…LOVE the apple compote!!! And your cookies would disappear in a flash around here…so, so cute! Happy Easter, my friend!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha thanks! Happy (belated) Easter to you too Liz! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!!

  21. Wow, that french toast looks fantastic! Even though they’re out of season (and I’ve had a few not so inspiring ones as of late), I’m having trouble giving up my apple habit. Roasting or stewing them into a compote really does transform even so-so apples, so I bet these were rather tasty (and I love a challah french toast). I’ve been eating roasted cinnamon sugar apples on my oatmeal all week – so good (they’re also one of my favorite dutch baby toppings – I make one with roasted apple and bacon)!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      YUM! Send me over some of that dutch baby with the apple and bacon, that sounds dangerous :) And you could totally get away with some so-so apples with this, nothing a little butter can’t fix… haha