Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.

Brunch gets extra delicious and infused with spring flavor in this French toast with rhubarb-mango compote and creme fraiche!
french toast with rhubarb mango compote and creme fraiche

You guys.

I think we should cut Mondays some slack.


I mean, can they help it that they are basically the ugly ducklings of the work week? The bane of our collective existences?

Or, most egregiously. That they are BRUNCH BUZZKILLS.


Man, that just gets me riled up every time I think about it.

Deep breaths, Jo. Deep breaths.


It’s just that, there we were having a perfectly lovely weekend that involved eating ice cream-smothered waffles alongside cheddar biscuits and bowlfuls of hollandaise.

And then Mondays had to come along and ruin everything with their “back-to-work” and “no-nonsense breakfasts”.

To that I say phooey. We are going to keep the weekend spirit alive.

Mandatory Monday brunch breaks?? Happening.


Primarily in the form of French toast smothered in spring with a healthy dollop of creme fraiche on top.

And some #LaMarcaSparkle to wash it all down.

Because brunch without champagne isn’t really even a brunch at all.


And if you’re worried that consuming weekly bottles of sparkling wine will do a number on your grocery bill, then have no fear, because La Marca Prosecco is an affordable luxury, coming in at around $17 a bottle! (For more information about where to find La Marca, visit www.LaMarcaProsecco.com or follow La Marca on Facebook!)

Its crisp, fresh flavor with just a hint of sweetness goes perfectly with just about any brunch favorite – sweet or savory. No matter what you decide to pair it with or when you decide to drink it – one thing is for sure, and that is that it will make that moment a little more special.

Even if the moment in question is Monday at 11AM in the break room.

No judgment.


We’re just getting happiness all up in this Monday, one fluffy slice of French toast and giant spoonful of rhubarb-mango-liciousness at a time.

Now that’s how to start the week off right.

(PS – Easter Sunday and/or Mother’s Day. Hint hint wink wink nudge nudge. Just saying.)

French Toast with Rhubarb-Mango Compote and Creme Fraiche
Brunch gets extra delicious and infused with spring flavor in this French toast with mango-rhubarb compote and creme fraiche!
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 tbsp butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 lb rhubarb, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 mangoes, seeded chopped into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 loaf challah bread, cut into 1½-inch thick slices
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 oz creme fraiche
  1. In a large pot, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add in the rhubarb, mangoes, sugar, and dried ginger. Bring to a simmer as sugar melts and juices are released from rhubarb and mango, cooking until rhubarb is falling apart and juices are thickened, about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. For the french toast, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon. Dip the bread slices in the egg batter on both sides, allowing it to sit for a few seconds to absorb the liquid.
  3. In a large pan or on a griddle, melt a tbsp of butter. Add as many french toast slices as can fit and cook over medium heat, 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Set aside and repeat with remaining slices.
  4. Serve French toast topped with mango-rhubarb compote and a dollop of creme fraiche.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of La Marca Prosecco.  It is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.
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73 Responses to French Toast with Rhubarb-Mango Compote and Creme Fraiche

  1. Beth says:

    I can’t imagine a better way to start a Monday – or any day – than with this fabulous French toast.

  2. What a wonderful brunch meal this is – I love French toast. I’m looking forward to rhubarb season around here. It’s so delicious.

  3. YES to big brunches on Monday. I am actually about to face plant into some waffles….so I am with you.
    HOWEVER, said waffles are for the husbands birthday and now I wish I was making these as he is obsessed with french toast, mangos and rhubarb! PInned!

  4. Oh la la. How decadent! I am right there with ya. Something has got to give with Mondays already!!

  5. Oh how I love brunch! And this is just out-of-this-world amazing, girl! That compote?! Need.

  6. Julia says:

    If I had a plateful of french toast with rhubarb-mango compote every Monday, I would no longer dislike Mondays so much. I’m picking up what you’re putting down and am loving this Monday French toast thing. Also – NEED this for Easter brunch!

  7. I personally have a love/hate relationships with Monday. I hat that the weekend is over but love the fact that I stay home all day Monday and usually get a lot accomplished. French toast is the way to go to beat those Monday blues for sure.
    Have a beautiful Monday!

  8. I’m not sure which part of this recipe I love the best….the french toast, rhubarb mango compote or the creme fraiche…or the champagne 🙂 Looks wonderful all around!!

  9. A Monday brunch with prosecco sounds like a brilliant idea to me!

  10. Rhubarb is baaaaaack! So excited! I love this recipe. Hard.

  11. I feel drunk just reading this. I had a boozy brunch yesterday. Reminded me of the good ole days in nyc!

  12. This is definitely the PERFECT way to start a week.

  13. Deena Kakaya says:

    Oh Joanne, that’s a holiday on a plate is it x

  14. I like the idea of mango with rhubarb. What a great way to start of your week, it looks lovely.

  15. I will agree to hate Mondays less with this breakfast…

  16. cheri says:

    Perfect brunch food, love it!

  17. We are French Toast twins today! I guess great minds think alike :). Your version looks so scrumptious… Mondays definitely just got better.

  18. Yummm yummm yummm! This would be PERFECT for Mother’s Day brunch! Plus I heart mango! Best fruit ever!

  19. Shashi says:

    Rhubarb & mango sounds like a delicious combo in a compote! Love this french toast – I am heading over for a slice! 🙂

  20. Margarita says:

    when i was in vienna, i saw people drinking champagne at around brunch time on weekdays! i was so jealous!

  21. I am so on board with the Monday brunch break idea. Especially if this French toast will be present.

  22. after being in SF for the weekend, i am ready to continue my breakfast with some sparkling beverage 😛

  23. It’s monday and I’m eating pb toast with my boring ass coffee.
    That’s cruel to post this. 😉

  24. You had me hooked from “This is intended for an audience over 21 years of age.” Haha! But then I got lost in your exotic french toast. By the way, Mondays are a drag for me too. #dragging

  25. sandra says:

    Is rhubarb here already?? I haven’t been perusing my local farmer’s market – it’s been to darned cold to bother, only apples and bread. But I do want to make some rhubarb treats so I’ll take a look next time.

    Oh, and my favorite day of the weekday week is Monday! Tons of stuff to do that has piled up over the weekend. I am weird that way.

  26. Heather says:

    Oh yum… I love mango and rhubarb, so this is definitely going on the breakfast list. I’m picturing making it on a weekend and eating it on the deck when it finally gets warm enough to do so!

  27. Pam says:

    I am in! I would much rather have this & the Prosecco for Monday brunch than my fiber cereal.

  28. I kept waiting for the swearing or naked people. But I see… booze. Gotcha! My Monday morning definitely would have been better with this. Le sigh.

  29. I love that compote – mango is one of my favorite fruits and I bet the rhubarb adds some nice tartness. Great post to start the week off with!

  30. Joyti says:

    OMG, this looks amazing. The compote especially…wow, delicious!

  31. Lynn says:

    Love the idea of something like that for Monday breakfast. (When in fact I had the usual cereal and yogurt while getting ready for work.)

  32. My God, Joanne, this is one of the most scrumptious French toasts I have never seen! Love the compote too.

  33. Oh my, I am craving brunch right now! This looks and sounds fabulous, especially with a glass of Prosecco! I love the idea of adding a sweet/acidic compote to french toast.

  34. Brooke says:

    This looks so much better than my Raisin Bran! What a scrumptious looking brunch! My boyfriend and I always do a mid-week brunch and I get a glass of wine (he gets a beer). Maybe we’ll stay home this week and make it extra special with a bottle of sparkling!!

  35. This sounds and looks amazing, Joanne! I love the rhubarb and mango compote!

  36. Any brunch item that includes Challah is a winner in my book. This looks fabulous!

  37. gloria says:

    Sounds amazing! I love mangoes!

  38. Corina says:

    I’ve never had rhubarb and mango together before but i bet it makes a great combination. The whole dish sounds lovely.

  39. Lisa says:

    I’m looking forward to the rhubarb season. Still too bloody cold here for anything to grow. What a rough winter it has been, but these would cheer me up for sure.

  40. Eileen says:

    Everyone loves a champagne brunch. 🙂 That fruit compote sounds just perfect–I can’t wait until I can find rhubarb in the stores!

  41. I don’t make nearly enough French toast. Or brunch for that matter. This looks SO good!

  42. Prosecco in the morning definitely makes a brunch way more special, and is worth needing an afternoon nap later on 🙂 I hadn’t started thinking about mother’s day yet but this would be perfect for my rhubarb loving mom!

  43. Sign me up for booze and special breakfasts on a Monday morning. Especially if they look as awesome as this beauty!

  44. Oh I could soooo use a Monday brunch break!!!

  45. Trisha says:

    My Monday most definitely needs prosecco and french toast! This would be perfect for Easter brunch.

  46. Kate says:

    Yay for rhubarb season!

  47. What a gorgeous french toast. Totally wishing I had this for breakfast this morning. Or heck, even for dinner right now!

  48. sippitysup says:

    French Toast. Yes. Always. Pancakes. Yes. Rarely. That’s just how I roll. GREG

  49. Krista says:

    Ohhh, this sounds absolutely scrumptious, Joanne!!! I love brunch ANY day of the week. 🙂

  50. Your French toast would definitely make a Monday morning look better. This looks yummy!!

  51. Well Monday can be my favorite day of the week. For shizzle!! As long as there is this french toast 🙂

  52. Who doesn’t love French toast ? Great idea, Joanne!

  53. Now there’s an idea – get our employers to provide a yummy brunch around 11am on a Monday to cheer everyone up!
    Love the idea of rhubarb-mango french toast. What a delicious-sounding combination!

  54. Katerina says:

    This is such a delightful way to start your day Joanne! I love the combo you you made!

  55. Veronica says:

    LOL, I love you. I don’t even drink and suddenly, I’m feeling all in the mood for sparkling wine. I’ve never had it! I mean, I think I’ve had champagne…is that the same thing? I’m alcohol dumb! lol Anyway, this french toast is off the chain, accompanied by sparkling wine or not.

  56. Combining rhubarb and mango was the second best idea in this post. The first was having mandatory brunch breaks on Monday. Please God can we make that happen?!

  57. I’ve never had rhubarb mixed with any other fruit than strawberry but I know after seeing this that it has to be good with mango too! This is incredible and would definitely beat the pants off of any Monday.

  58. Brunch on Mondays would totally change the week! I’d be happy with this for dinner as well.

  59. I’m all for brunch on Mondays!!! These delicious photos have me majorly craving some french toast now…

  60. I totally forgot that rhubarb is coming into season. Next time I am grocery shopping I will have to look for it and make this!

  61. ZazaCook says:

    Your French Toast looks absolutely delicious 🙂

  62. Serena says:

    You found rhubarb…finally, right?! So happy you did! Because this combo looks made in heaven. How did you know Mondays are my hubby’s day off and since I can cook whatever I want at 11am on Monday… I’m so breaking out the bottle of La Marca.

  63. Kinsey says:

    Yes, yes! I completely agree with keeping weekday breakfasts indulgent. What’s wrong with some waffles or a gorgeous plate of French toast? I need something to keep me looking forward to another day of school!

  64. I actually remain convinced that French toast is a food group in its own right, and I’m up for a big serving of it any day of the week, any time of day. Loving the idea of the rhubarb mango compote with this – great flavours.

  65. Shannon says:

    I made pancakes this morning (wed) just to get me over the hump… definitely required! although I wish I had topped mine with crème fraiche and rhubarb/mango!

  66. Danguole says:

    Mmmm, prosecco. How is it so much better than any other bubbly?

    This combo would certainly send me off to nappity nap land, and I would love it so much. A breakfast like this deserves a whole day to digest–especially if it’s Monday!

  67. Amy says:

    This just got the mom-approval for our family’s Easter brunch. Looks absolutely delicious–cannot wait!

  68. French toast! It looks amazing. And what a delicious way to serve it! Mango and rhubarb sound great! Actually I’ve never tried rhubarb but I bet it’s good. 😛

  69. Okay so we have the same adorable gingham Pier 1 napkins, but I swear my food does not look like this on top of them. This is the best french toast ever.

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