Pumpkin French Toast

Lazy Fall mornings are made for this delicious Pumpkin French Toast! Light and airy brioche, soaked in a delicious pumpkin spiced custard, with a dash of pumpkin pie seasoning, and finished with maple syrup. Every piece of this toast is silky, ultra soft, perfectly sweet, and extra pumpkin-y. The best part? The soft inside holds plenty of those amazing flavors while the outside gets crisp and caramelized! It’s oh so very good! Oh, and with just the right amount of spice dusted on top… It might be the best french toast you’ve ever had! Be sure to serve this toast lots of Chantilly Cream, powdered sugar, and (of course!) a drizzle of maple syrup. There’s not a better way to start your holiday’s than with this delicious french toast!

three stacked pumpkin french toasts on white plate with maple syrup being poured on it

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About The Recipe

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s getting closer to the holidays! The air is colder, the leaves are (slowly) changing, and the vibe is so cozy no matter where you go.

So, what could make things even more cozy? French toast! Because everyone loves a good, silky, delicious french toast, you know? But, it’s not just any old kind of french toast. Oh, no. You all loved our Eggnog French Toast from last Christmas, so we thought it would be fun to give it a Fall makeover!

Say, “hello!” to pumpkin!

And, of course, just a dash of pumpkin spice…because everything is better with you add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger.

Every bite of this homemade french toast is pumpkin-y, perfectly balanced between sweet and spice, silky, luscious, and just SO. GOOD.

It’s the perfect quick holiday breakfast for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just when you want some Pumpkin French Toast!

pumpkin french toast with maple syrup pouring down the size

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Eggs
  • Heavy Cream
  • Whole Milk
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Thick Sliced Brioche
eggs, sugar, milk, heavy cream, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt on marble counter

Instructions

Combine the pumpkin, eggs, heavy cream, whole milk, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

In a small casserole, soak each slice of brioche in the pumpkin custard for 8-10 minutes on each side. The longer you soak, the better flavor it will have!

Place a slice in a hot frying pan or on a griddle. Let brown on each side. About 2-3 minutes on each side.

griddled french toast

Serve!

three stacked french toast with pumpkins behind

Fresh Pumpkin vs Canned

For this recipe, we prefer canned pumpkin, but you may use fresh. In our opinion, fresh pumpkin tends to lend itself more to savory dishes rather than sweet ones like this.

What To Serve With Pumpkin French Toast

Have a crowd to feed this holiday season? In-laws you want to impress? No worries! Here are a few things you can serve on top of this french toast, but also to give you a few options with breakfast (or brunch)!

For Topping:

To Serve With:

stacked french toast with whole white pumpkins

Expert Tips

  • 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.

When you make this Pumpkin French Toast, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

three stacked pumpkin french toasts on white plate with maple syrup being poured on it

Pumpkin French Toast

Traci
Sweet, pumpkin-y, and just melt in your mouth delicious! This Pumpkin French Toast is the perfect breakfast treat for the holiday season.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Servings 10
Calories 384 kcal

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: 1sliceCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 11gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 4749IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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