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Pumpkin French Toast

Sweet, pumpkin-y, and just melt in your mouth delicious! This Pumpkin French Toast is the perfect breakfast treat for the holiday season.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 10
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Traci

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf brioche

Instructions

  • Slice bread into 1 inch thick slices.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Whisk together thoroughly.
  • Pour into a large casserole dish.
  • Arrange bread in dish, pushing each piece down into the custard.
  • Let soak 8-10 minutes.
  • Flip over.
  • Let soak another 8-10 minutes.
  • While bread is soaking, heat griddle to 325 degrees F.
  • Brush griddle with clarified butter.
  • Place toast on griddle and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip bread over and continue cooking until done, about 3-4 more minutes.
  • Repeat steps until all bread slices are used.

Notes

  • Make sure the bread is thoroughly soaked before frying!
  • The longer you leave the bread in the custard, the more flavor it will have. However, we do not recommend soaking overnight.
  • You can use store-bought brioche or homemade.
  • Canned pumpkin tastes best in this recipe!
  • Frying times may vary depending on how hot your skillet/griddle is. Keep an eye on your bread to keep it from burning.
  • This recipe does not keep well. However, you CAN make the custard the night before and store it in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg