Pumpkin French Toast

There’s no way around it. Pumpkin is everywhere and I love it. I stocked up on 6 cans of puree when it was on sale and I am not afraid to use it. This weekend it was all about using it for brunch. So I took my basic French toast recipe and doctored it up to be fall perfection. It was so simple and quick to whip up.

The custard for the pumpkin French toast was the key to all of the flavor. I used heavy cream with the eggs to make it really rich and decadent. Then the pumpkin puree, dark brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice made it that lovely orange color that spoke fall.
My favorite bread for any French toast is brioche and this time was no different. It was sliced thick and so gloriously buttery. I wanted it to really absorb the custard, so I submerged it for 5 seconds on each side before I put it on the griddle.
My beloved, trusty electric griddle was the perfect way to cook my pumpkin french toast. A griddle pan also works beautifully though. It took about 2-3 minutes on each side for the custardy bread to become golden and cooked through.
While the pumpkin French toast cooked, I quickly made an easy and luscious whipped cream. I just used my hand mixer to whip up the heavy cream until it was stiff. Then I just mixed in powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice to give it great flavor. It only took a few minutes!

I served the pumpkin French toast with a big dollop of the whipped cream on top and a drizzle of syrup. When the whipped cream hit the hot French toast it started to pool and run all over the place in the best way. Oh my goodness, it was truly fall brunch perfection. Hope you all love it! xoxo

Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin French Toast
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Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin French Toast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 slices
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE FRENCH TOAST
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 thick slices brioche bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter for the griddle
FOR THE TOPPING
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • maple syrup as needed
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, pumpkin puree, dark brown sugar, pumpkin spice and salt together in a bowl thoroughly until it is a thick, gorgeous custard. Then get out an electric griddle and pre-heat it to 375 or use a griddle pan and heat it over medium high heat. Grease the griddle with the butter. Dip each slice of bread for 5 seconds on each side in the custard and place them right on the griddle after you dip them. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are golden.
  2. While they cook, make the simple whipped cream. Pour the heavy cream in a bowl and use a hand mixer to whip it up until it becomes stiff. Mix in the powdered sugar and pumpkin spice until it is thoroughly combined. Serve the cooked French toast with a generous dollop of the whipped cream on top and a drizzle of syrup. Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Pumpkin French Toast”

  1. This looks delicious! And so so easy to make! French toast is one of my favorite breakfast treats so I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind next time I make it!

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