Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin everything!! Jim and I had a Sunday morning to ourselves after the kids spent the night with the grandparents. That was so nice and relaxing, but it also gave us a chance to whip up some french toast. We don’t make french toast too often because our weekend mornings are still fairly rushed. We might have to change that now… this pumpkin pie french toast was awesome!

Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

Jim and I were talking about how there is literally a pumpkin version of just about any dessert-ish recipe. We naturally thought about what things we haven’t seen a pumpkin version of and settled on french toast. We love french toast, and having no kids for the morning gave us a little time to experiment. So off to the kitchen we went.

pumpkin pie french toast

 

The french toast itself was pretty easy. We added pumpkin and the usual pumpkin pie spices to the batter. Turns out that it cooks beautifully and tastes even better. 

Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Yields 10
Easy and delicious french toast with a pumpkin pie batter.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 6 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  3. 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
  4. 2/3 Tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 Tsp ground ginger
  6. 1/2 Tsp ground cloves
  7. Dash nutmeg
  8. 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 C milk (2%)
  10. 3 Tbsp butter
  11. 10 slices brioche bread
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except butter and bread in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly
  2. Heat a nonstick pan over med-high heat
  3. Add a bit of butter to the pan and let melt
  4. Dip each piece of bread in the batter for about 2 seconds per side and then place in pan immediately
  5. Let cook for about 90 seconds on each side, or until lightly browned
  6. Continue until you've used all of the batter and bread, adding a bit of butter each time
Notes
  1. Maple whipped cream and maple syrup go well with this
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We wanted something unique to go with the french toast, so that’s where the maple whipped cream came in. It’s just a slight twist on the traditional whipped cream and goes nicely with the pumpkin spices. 

Maple Whipped Cream

Maple Whipped Cream
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A delicious twist on traditional whipped cream. Maple syrup gives it a candy-like taste.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Pint heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  3. 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Chill the bowl of your stand mixer (or your mixing bowl if whipping by hand) in freezer for 5 minutes before starting
  2. Combine all ingredients in the bowl and beat on high for 1-2 minutes, depending on your desired thickness. Scrape down sides a couple of times.
  3. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 hours
Notes
  1. Replace maple syrup with 1 Tbsp vanilla extract for vanilla whipped cream.
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