Pumpkin French Toast

What’s better than regular French toast? Pumpkin French toast, of course.

Thick slices of bread coated with pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Can you smell it from there?

Pumpkin French Toast - Don't even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It's fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!!!

I don’t make French toast that often but I recently bought an electric griddle and it was burning a hole in my front entry coat closet.

That’s where I keep my waffle maker, spiralizer, extra glass Ball jars, mini food processor, spare hand mixer, and more. Good thing I live in San Diego where we don’t need coats because I don’t have room for those.

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Pumpkin French Toast - Don't even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It's fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!!!

In just minutes I had the dipping mixture for the French toast whisked together. Pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, lots of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The milk I used was Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and I love it. It only has 30-calorie per 8 ounces, tastes great, and if I need a milk for baking, vegan or otherwise, it’s what I use most often.

Pumpkin French Toast - Don't even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It's fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!!!

I recently used it in Pumpkin Pancakes, Dairy-Free Soft and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake, Soft and Fluffy Strawberry Banana Cake, Thick and Fudgy Peanut Butter Smoothies, Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Fluffy Vegan Coconut Oil Banana Muffins, 50-Calorie Copycat Skinny Caramel Frappuccinos, Honey Cornbread Muffins and more.

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Pumpkin French Toast - Don't even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It's fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!!!

After griddling up the thick slices of French toast and drenching it with syrup, I was in comfort food heaven. The pumpkin flavor shines through without being too intense. It’s a nice change from regular French toast and perfect for fall.

The recipe makes about 8 slices and I took half and froze them. On busy mornings, I pop a slice into the toaster for my daughter and I feel good knowing she has a home-cooked breakfast but I don’t have to do any home-cooking at 7am. Score.

Pumpkin French Toast - Don't even think about skipping breakfast when you can have this! It's fast, easy, and packed with pumpkin flavor!!!

Pumpkin French Toast

Thick slices of French toast that are full of rich pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. After drenching it with syrup, you’ll be in comfort food heaven. The pumpkin flavor shines through without being too intense. It’s a nice change from regular French toast and perfect for fall. The recipe makes about 8 slices and I took half and froze them. On busy mornings, I pop a slice into the toaster for my daughter and I feel good knowing she has a home-cooked breakfast but I don’t have to do any home-cooking at 7am.

Ingredients:

3 large eggs
3/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
butter, for griddle or pan and for serving
8 slices Texas toast or thick-sliced French toast bread (I used this French toast bread found at my regular grocery store; or use thick-sliced white bread or challah, day-old preferred; don’t use thin, flimsy bread because it’ll fall apart)
maple syrup for serving, or your favorite topping (try Vanilla Maple Syrup or Ginger Molasses Maple Syrup)

Directions:

  1. Preheat electric griddle (takes about 10 minutes) or preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat a minute or two before you’ll need it; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and whisk until combined.
  3. Butter the griddle or skillet.
  4. Dip 1 slice of bread into the coating mixture for about 10 seconds, flipping over once, and making sure it’s well-coated before adding to griddle. Repeat with all slices of bread until coating mixture is gone.
  5. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until as done and browned as desired. Add more butter to griddle or skillet as necessary and wipe griddle with paper towel as necessary to remove black bits. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup or your favorite topping. French toast is best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months and can be gently reheated in the micro or toaster.
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66 comments on “Pumpkin French Toast”

  1. So it’s not quite as weird as using the entry closet, but I do use what is supposed to be our pantry (like filled with food), is actually my baking closet filled with a zillion types of flours, spices, sugars, baking trays and all the colors of sprinkles and cupcake holders ever created.

    I am slightly jealous that you live in a climate where you don’t need a coat! I moved to Minnesota a year ago and it’s already starting to get cold..not ready for another winter here yet ha!

    Thanks for the recipe and I’m planning on including it in a pumpkin round-up on Lifehack if that’s okay! :)

    • I GREW UP IN MN!!! I went to college there and got out of there when I graduated and will NEVER live in weather like that as long as I shall live. Oh boy, I paid my dues :)

      Feel free to include in your Lifehack roundup.

      And I love your re-purposed pantry as well!

  2. PUMPKIN! Hell yes! These look so amazingly delicious! (and all of those other pumpkin recipes look incredible as well.) I think recipes like this are the reason I love fall so much.

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks incredible! I need to figure out how to make this without eggs.

  4. Ahh, I was wondering how the pumpkin was going to get into the non-pumpkin bread. It goes into the french toast dipping liquid! Brilliant :)

  5. We SO do not have enough pumpkin in our baking here in Australia! This pumpkin french toast sounds AMAZZING! You dazzle me every time.

  6. This looks so good I’m almost licking my screen :) Pumpkin needs to go in everything! I know what you’re talking about with your closet being full of unused appliances… I have that cabinet where my juicer, waffle iron, blue and green ball jars and I don’t even know what else are collecting dust most of the year…

  7. I love how you still have pumpkin recipes coming even after publishing a pumpkin cookbook…keep them coming!!!!..I’ve never tried pumpkin French toast but it looks so good and I love that you can put the extras in the freezer for busy days.

  8. I am loving this idea. I don’t know why I haven’t had it before. I need to get my hands on some good bread before the weekend.

  9. Wow, this looks absolutely DIVINE! I was just recently thinking of making french toast but now I know what to do to take it to the next level. ;) Thanks so much for the recipe!

    -Aya
    http://healthy-appetite.blogspot.de/

  10. I love that this recipe uses almond milk! And of course, that it’s made with pumpkin. :)

  11. Oh myyyy laaaawd!!
    Girl I just can’t even type halfbeakshsjsisus
    Just wow! and yeah to the coat closet. What coat? Who needs coats when appliances make everything warmer ;)
    So glad I found you!
    And thank you for pinning my Churro Blondies to your pinterest board. I felt honoured beyond honoured Xx

    • You don’t have to thank me! But you’re welcome! I pin sooo much stuff…and I try to pin a variety and when I see blondies (one of my fave things ever), that’s an easy recipe to pin :)

  12. Oh my god Averie this pumpkin french toast is INCREDIBLE. I totally am obsessed with the bright colour of it! Wish I was waking up to a stack smothered in maple syrup tomorrow morning.. I just have to recreate the recipe. Pinned!

  13. Averie, such gorgeous photographs as always and I can never think of making pumpkin french toast!Genius recipe!

  14. I made these today. Tasted like normal French toast. I was hoping for much more of a pumpkin flavor, but that did not happen with this recipe.

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