A fall spin on your favorite brunch classic! This quick and easy pumpkin French toast recipe adds pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to traditional French toast. It will quickly become your go-to recipe for your holiday brunch parties!
French toast was always my favorite “fancy” breakfast food as a kid. I can still remember my excitement whenever my mom bought a loaf Challah bread at the grocery store on Friday afternoons. This meant French toast for us on Saturday mornings.
But, French toast mornings really only happened on special occasions (hence my excitement when we had it!) because it was a bit of a process for my mom to make. First she had to slice the bread, then dip it in the egg/milk mixture, then let it sit in the pan while the bread absorbed the mixture, and finally fry it on the stove to cook.
But in reality, French toast can be as common as your weekly pancakes and waffles.
That’s why I’m so excited to share this five minute pumpkin French toast recipe. Now I can have all the memories of those Saturday morning family breakfasts any day of the week. And, even better, the recipe is upgraded with my favorite pumpkin flavors!
I am such a huge pumpkin fan and wanted to share my Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes too.
Ingredients in pumpkin French toast
Brioche (or your favorite) bread – bread is, of course, the base of the pumpkin French toast. Brioche is typically available in your regular grocery store, and its buttery, fluffy texture make for incredible French toast. Challah is also a great option. Just make sure whatever you choose is thickly sliced and sturdy so it can hold up when it’s dipped!
Eggs and almond milk – the base of the batter for your French toast. I used almond milk, but soy, oat, or dairy-based milk would work as well
Pumpkin puree – what would pumpkin French toast be without pumpkin?! As a bonus, pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, so you’ll be getting a healthy dose of antioxidants.
How to make five minute pumpkin French toast
This five minute pumpkin French toast comes together in just a few quick steps.
First you’ll need to slice your bread if it’s not already sliced. Make sure the slices are thick so it holds up when dipped!
Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add a half of a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
Now it’s time to dip! Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, hold it for five seconds, flip, and hold for five more seconds.
Place each coated piece of bread onto the hot pan and fry until brown, about two minutes on each side. Then serve and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
How to serve pumpkin French toast
The best part about this pumpkin French toast is that you can totally make it your own with all your favorite toppings.
Of course, you can serve this the traditional way with just a little maple syrup and butter, but I love to get creative with my toppings. Some of my favorite combinations are a drizzle of almond butter + granola for some crunch, or a dollop of yogurt and some fresh berries.
I think this fall pumpkin French toast recipe would also be incredible with warm sautéed apples or caramelized banana. Be sure to let me know in the comments section what flavors you come up with!
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- 1 loaf brioche (or your favorite) bread, sliced
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- In a shallow bowl, mix together eggs, almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and sea salt.
- Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter to the pan.
- Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture, hold for five seconds, flip, and hold for five more seconds.
- Lay egg-washed bread onto pan and fry until brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Serve with maple syrup, butter, fresh fruit, cinnamon, or your favorite toppings!
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