Waffle French Toast Sticks with Berry Compote


Waffle French Toast Sticks with Berry Compote

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Make French toast in your waffle maker, then cut into sticks and serve with a fresh berry sauce.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
1 (1 lbs.) pkg. Hy-Vee Short Cuts triple-berry blend, divided
½ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
5 Hy-Vee large eggs, beaten
⅓ c. Hy-Vee half-and-half
¼ c. Hy-Vee packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
½ tsp. orange zest
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices Hy-Vee Bakery challah bread, or cinnamon swirl bread
Hy-Vee powdered sugar, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • Wire cooling rack
  • Large rimmed baking pan
  • Small saucepan
  • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
  • Belgian or regular waffle maker
  • Fork


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place a wire rack in a large rimmed pan; set aside.

  2. Set aside 1 cup berries. For berry compote, combine remaining berries, granulated sugar, and orange juice in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat 2 to 4 minutes or just until berries begin to break down, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in reserved 1 cup berries, then set aside.

  3. Spray grids of a Belgian or regular waffle maker with cooking spray; wipe off excess. Preheat waffle maker to medium-high.

  4. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 3 minutes, coating both sides. Place soaked bread on heated waffle iron; close lid and gently press down. Bake according to manufacturer's instructions or until golden. Use a fork to lift toast off grids. Transfer to wire rack in pan; keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining bread slices.

  5. Cut each French toast slice into 4 strips. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve with berry compote.

Nutrition facts


450 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 270mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 73g
  • Protein: 14g

Daily Values

Iron 10%
Calcium 8%
Vitamin D 6%
Potassium 6%