Pumpkin French Toast — This pumpkin french toast is full of rich pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. After drenching it with syrup, you’ll be in comfort food heaven!

three slices of Pumpkin French Toast topped with butter and maple syrup

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?

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. Good thing I live in San Diego where we don’t need coats, because I don’t have room for those.

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. 

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.

This homemade french toast makes about eight 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.

spearing a stack of Pumpkin French Toast with a fork

Pumpkin French Toast Ingredients 

This recipe for pumpkin french toast is reminiscent of classic french toast, with the addition of pumpkin puree and extra spices. Nothing fancy and no special ingredients required! 

For this homemade french toast recipe, you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Milk (I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon 
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Texas toast
  • Maple syrup (for serving) 

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

All Silk products are dairy-free and gluten-free and I like that Silk is committed to and believes in the benefits of a plant-based diet.

pouring maple syrup onto Pumpkin French Toast 

How to Make Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin french toast couldn’t be easier to make! Full instructions are provided in the recipe card below, but here’s an overview of the recipe steps: 

  1. Whisk together the dipping mixture and dunk each slice of Texas toast into it. Give it a good 30 seconds on either side so the bread has enough time to soak it up. 
  2. Butter your pre-heated skillet and cook each piece of french toast for roughly 3 to 4 minutes per side. Try not to flip the french toast too much, otherwise it won’t become golden and crisp on the outside. 
  3. Serve the pumpkin french toast immediately with maple syrup and dig in! 

stack of homemade french toast on white plate

What’s the Best Bread for French Toast?

I used this thick French toast bread from my local grocery store, but any thick-sliced white bread will do. Think: challah, brioche, and french bread.

If possible, use day-old bread (it’s less likely to fall apart in the dipping mixture if it’s a little stale). 

Can This Recipe Be Made in Advance? 

Absolutely! As I mentioned already, I like to make a full batch and either refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for later. I pop a slice into the toaster for my daughter’s breakfast before school.

With that being said, the pumpkin spice french toast is best when it’s first made. So while it’s a great make-ahead option for yourself and your family, I wouldn’t necessarily make it in advance if I were having guests over for the holidays. 

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

How to Freeze French Toast

This pumpkin french toast can easily be frozen. You’ll first need to let it cool to room temperature, then place the slices on a baking tray and freeze.

Once frozen, seal the french toast in a freezer bag. (Freezing it first on a baking tray prevents the french toast from getting squished in the bag!). 

Pumpkin French Toast — This pumpkin french toast is full of rich pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. After drenching it with syrup, you’ll be in comfort food heaven!

Tips for the Making French Toast with Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin: Make sure to use pure pumpkin puree for this homemade french toast recipe and not canned pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling will give this pumpkin french toast a completely different flavor. 

Milk: If you don’t have almond milk on hand, you can use another milk instead. Any milk, dairy or non-dairy, will work for this recipe. Just make sure that whatever you’re using is unsweetened. 

Spices: If desired, you can play around with the spices in this french toast recipe. Add more pumpkin pie spice to really amp up the pumpkin flavor, or add a dash of other warming spices like ginger or cloves. 

Pumpkin French Toast — This pumpkin french toast is full of rich pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. After drenching it with syrup, you’ll be in comfort food heaven!

What to Serve with the French Toast 

Since this is a sweet breakfast recipe, I like to pair it with savory sides like bacon, breakfast sausage, or eggs. Or, try pairing it with one or more of the following dishes: 

Pumpkin French Toast
Yield: 8 slices

Pumpkin French Toast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This pumpkin french toast is full of rich pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar flavor. After drenching it with syrup, you’ll be in comfort food heaven!


  • 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*
  • Maple syrup, for serving


    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.
    6. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup or your favorite topping.
    7. 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.


*You need to use thick-cut white bread for this recipe, preferably something that's a day old. Brioche, challah, and french bread would all work too.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

More Homemade French Toast Recipes: 

All of my French toast recipes! 

Savory French Toast Bake with Bacon and Cheese — No need to stand at the stove to flip and babysit your French toast with this easy BAKED version!! Plenty of bacon and melted cheddar for the perfect savory, comfort-food French toast that’s great for breakfast, brunch, or brinner!! 

Overnight Caramel French Toast Casserole – EASY, soft, tender, and decadent French toast that’s coated in caramel sauce!! Assemble it the night before and wake up to an amazing breakfast or brunch that everyone will ADORE!

Overnight Caramel French Toast Casserole

Croissant French Toast — The French toast would be perfect on a holiday morning because it just feels and tastes more special than regular French toast but it’s so easy to make and you can easily adjust the yield.

Croissant French Toast

Overnight Syrup-On-The-Bottom French Toast – Assemble it the night before and wake up to AMAZING French toast the next morning!

Overnight Syrup-On-The-Bottom French Toas

Baked Bagel French Toast with Maple Glaze — This fast, easy, no-flipping, no-stovetop-babysitting, baked French toast is soft, chewy, moist, and tender.

Baked Bagel French Toast with Maple Glaze

Baked French Toast Muffins — The French toast is slightly chewy and lightly crisped on the outside, and remains soft in the interior! 

Baked French Toast Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks — These are sweet enough that you don’t ‘need’ maple syrup, but I view dunking as mandatory.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana-Stuffed French Toast — If you’re looking for an easy yet decadent comfort food breakfast, brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner recipe, make this.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana-Stuffed French Toast

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