Start by making the compote. In a large, heavy saucepan, combine apple chunks, brown sugar, water, lemon juice, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Heat over medium-high heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until apples are well coated and sugar has melted. Keep warm.
Heat oven to 200 degrees. Heat griddle to 350 degrees.
While preheating, beat eggs, 1 tablespoon milk, nutmeg and cinnamon in a shallow baking dish or pie plate.
Spray griddle with cooking spray. Working in batches of 4-5 slices, dredge sliced French bread in egg batter and place onto the griddle. Allow to cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until light brown. Flip and cook on opposite side for 3-4 minutes. Remove to baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread.
Lastly, mix powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk. Mixture should be a glaze consistency and easily drizzle.
Top French Toast with apple compote, powdered sugar drizzle and chopped walnuts.
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