This Pumpkin French Toast recipe is a quick and easy breakfast fit for fall! Made with just 7 simple ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes.
French toast for me is the warm fuzzy blanket of breakfasts. Comfy. Cozy..and generally makes me want to curl up on the couch and doze off to some trashy TV.
Maybe that's you too, or maybe you just want to eat some fall-filled pumpkin french toast in peace. I see you.
- canned pumpkin
- vanilla extract
- pumpkin pie spice
- white whole wheat bread (or favorite sliced bread)
In a large shallow dish, whisk together 1-2 large eggs (use two for large eggs, or 1 for extra large eggs), ⅓ cup milk ( I used low-fat milk), 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.
Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Dip each side of a slice of white whole wheat bread (or your favorite bread) in the pumpkin-egg mixture, and transfer to preheated skillet. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Repeat with 3 more slices of bread. Top with maple syrup, pumpkin butter, or your favorite french toast toppers.
- If you want yours a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of brown sugar or maple syrup the the egg mixture before dipping bread.
- For a more custard-like texture, use 2 eggs instead of one.
- Add more flavor and texture by using cinnamon raisin bread.
My batter is really thick. What should I do?
If you find your egg mixture is too thick, you can add an extra egg, or thin it out with a couple of tablespoons more of milk until it is the desired consistency.
Can I freeze this pumpkin french toast?
Yes! Let each slice of french toast cool completely. Place in a single layer on a cooling rack set into a baking sheet. Place in freezer until frozen solid, and transfer to a freezer bag or freezer-friendly storage container. Reheat in the microwave, or reheat a big batch in the oven at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.
How long does this french toast last?
When frozen, it can last up to one month. If cooked and stored in the refrigerator, it can last up to three to four days.
Money-Saving Tips for this Pumpkin French Toast
Buy in bulk. If you have the budget and space, buy items you use frequently in bulk sizes, like spices, vanilla, or eggs. These tend to be more cost-effective than smaller pack sizes.
Use store brand. Shop store brands for items like spices, vanilla, milk and pumpkin. Store brands are often less expensive without sacrificing flavor or quality.
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