Pumpkin Pie French Toast Recipe

Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by ellen

Try this delicious Pumpkin Pie French Toast recipe today. See why my French Toast Casserole is one of the best ways to use up canned pumpkin.

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast Recipe

If you love the taste of pumpkin pie spice, this French Toast recipe will be a hit. Cooked up golden brown, it’s a favorite Thanksgiving breakfast. But, it can be enjoyed any time you have canned pumpkin.

What is pumpkin pie spice?

It’s a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Together they create the perfect flavor for this French Toast recipe.

You can purchase a jar at the store, or make your own from scratch.

What is the trick to making good French toast?

The secret to good French toast is allowing the bread to soak in the egg mixture long enough for it to absorb all of the liquid. It should be moist but not soggy so that each piece will brown up nicely when pan-fried or baked.

bread cubes in a white baking dish

What happens if I use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree?

The pumpkin pie filling will work if you don’t have the puree, however, it’s important to note that the pie filling has added sugar and other ingredients which may alter the flavor of your French Toast. You can always try it and adjust the amount of sweetener in the recipe as needed.

What can I use instead of canned pumpkin puree?

If you don’t have canned pumpkin puree, you can use fresh or frozen pumpkin puree. This will provide a fresher taste and may require additional sweetener in the recipe. You can also use other winter squashes such as butternut squash, acorn squash, or even sweet potatoes.

What kind of bread should I use?

Any type of bread can be used. However, we recommend using a sturdy loaf such as French or Italian because it will hold up better in the French Toast mixture. We used thick sliced Texas toast.

  • French Bread
  • Italian Bread
  • Brioche Bread
  • Thick Sliced Texas Toast Bread

Avoid using stale bread since this can cause the toast to become overly soggy.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! You can prepare the French Toast ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook. This Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole is also a great option if you need to feed a crowd. Simply assemble the dish the night before and then bake it the next morning. Enjoy!

How do I serve this recipe?

This Pumpkin Pie French Toast is great served with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and some fresh berries.

You can also serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Or dust with powdered sugar.

How do I store Pumpkin Pie French Toast?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave or oven until warm. You may also freeze this recipe for up to three months. Be sure to wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap before freezing.

ingredients to make French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast Ingredients

8 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon white sugar 

15 ounce can pumpkin puree

1 loaf Texas toast thick-sliced bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

⅓ cup brown sugar (light brown sugar or dark brown sugar are fine)

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon butter, softened

eggs beaten in a bowl

How to make Pumpkin Pie French Toast

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Next, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and white sugar together in a bowl; beat in the pumpkin until fully incorporated.

bread cubes with pumpkin puree

  • Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in the prepared baking dish and pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes. Toss to coat the bread cubes.

sugar and spice in a bowl

  • Stir brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter together with a fork in a small bowl until the mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over the bread cubes.

French toast with cinnamon topping

Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 40 minutes.

We hope you love this Pumpkin Pie French Toast recipe as much as we do. Let us know in the comments how it turned out for you! Bon Appetit!

Yield: 8

Pumpkin Pie French Toast Recipe

Pumpkin Pie French Toast Recipe

Try this delicious Pumpkin Pie French Toast recipe today. See why my French Toast Casserole is one of the best ways to use up canned pumpkin.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 loaf Texas toast thick-sliced bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cube the bread.
  3. Next, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and white sugar together in a bowl; beat in the pumpkin until fully incorporated.
  4. Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in the prepared baking dish and pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes. Toss to coat the bread cubes.
  5. Stir brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter together with a fork in a small bowl until the mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over the bread cubes.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 8g

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