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Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast

This seasonal Pumpkin French Toast is made with thick slices of brioche bread, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice mix. It's perfect for any holiday gathering brunch!
Yield: makes 8 toasts
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french toast, brioche french toast, pumpkin french toast
Servings: 4 people
Author: Maryanne Cabrera

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix*
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 thick slices brioche bread*
  • unsalted butter or canola oil , as needed for skillet
  • maple syrup , as needed

Instructions

  • Use an immersion blender to combine eggs, milk, cream, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice mix, cinnamon, and salt. Alternatively, use a whisk or fork to mix until smooth and thoroughly blended. Pour into a shallow bowl wide enough for bread slices.
  • Set a large skillet over medium heat and melt about a tablespoon of butter (or heat oil). Working with one slice of bread at a time, dip bread into egg custard mixture. Turn to coat other side of bread. Allow any excess liquid to drain.
  • Cook bread on hot skillet until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip and brown the other side, another 90 seconds-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining bread. Add additional butter to grease skillet as needed.
  • Serve pumpkin French toast warm with maple syrup. 

Notes

  • Use store-bought pumpkin pie spice mix or make your own by mixing together: 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/8 tsp ground ginger. 
  • Make sure to used canned PURE pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix.
  • I used Trader Joe's French Brioche. The bread is sliced thick and the bread is quite dense, making it perfect for French toast!