French Toast Recipe with Blueberry Compote

Pandoro french toast with blueberry and sage compote

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Try this quick and easy buttery Italian-style french toast. Our alternative french toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more decadent breakfast recipe, perfect for Christmas day morning



  • eggs 2
  • whole milk 75ml
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • caster sugar 2 tbsp
  • mini pandoros 3, thickly sliced (see notes below) or brioche (6 thick slices)
  • butter for frying


  • blueberries 400g
  • sage 4 leaves
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • caster suagr 4 tbsp
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put the compote ingredients into a pan and cook for 10-15 minutes until the fruit has started to break down and the liquid has reduced and become slightly syrupy. Remove from the heat and discard the sage leaves.

  • Step 2

    Put the eggs, milk, vanilla and caster sugar into a bowl and whisk to combine. Dip each slice of pandoro into the egg and milk mixture, submerging for a few seconds so that it absorbs the liquid. Heat a little butter in a large frying pan, and swirl to cover. Fry a few pieces at a time, cooking for around 3-4 minutes until golden brown on each side. Repeat with the remaining slices and serve hot with the blueberry sage compote.

Pandoro is a traditional Italian yeasted bread – think panettone without the fruit. The mini loaf versions are available from Sainsbury’s and Italian delis at Christmas.
Check out our French toast recipes for indulgent brunch ideas. 

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 337
  • Fat 10.9g
  • Saturates 4.3g
  • Carbs 51.1g
  • Sugars 32.2g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 6.9g
  • Salt 0.6g