This Pumpkin French Toast + Praline Sauce recipe is irresistibly good and is the perfect fall season treat for those early mornings or that holiday get together! Super easy to make and can be whipped together in a few short minutes. Completely dairy-free. Vegan option available.
Whelp, we’ve finally arrived at the weekend and I couldn’t be more happy. For me, this weekend poses to be a very busy one, kicking things off with a mini catering gig at my hairstylist’s brand new salon, which is super exciting!
I just love seeing others grow and go after the thing(s) that they love and enjoy. So what greater way to be able to celebrate this with her, than to share my sweetness (some awesome sweet treat recipes by the way!) around with those who share the same sentiments as myself.
Of course, most of my day (at least the first half!) will be spent baking up a storm for this! Haha.
Let’s not forget about Sunday. Since I’m doing so much baking today for this event, I won’t get a chance to indulge in the kitchen for recipes for Orchids + Sweet Tea, however, my Sunday will be spent doing a little whipping together here and there.
I’m definitely on a really good pace for October thus far with recipes, so there’s no slowing down now. I’m sure you’ll appreciate that, right?
OK, now let’s talk about this French Toast. If these flavors look familiar to you, then you’re absolutely right. Recently I whipped together these Healthy Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes + Praline Syrup and fell in complete love. I know, the combination of quinoa in pancakes sounds, ehhh!
BUT trust me, it’s so amazing! I completely won my husband and little guy over with these pancakes even though they were a bit apprehensive in the beginning. It’s definitely my newest Fall fave!
That is why I had to do a similar rendition by combining the pumpkin flavor with praline sauce once again and OH Boy, was it amazing!
Now, if you know me personally, then you know that I enjoy a good breakfast if I do get around to eating it. During the week on most days, I tend to grab something quick since I often have work.
However, the weekends are my faves because I get a chance to whip together something intricate! This french toast is no different.
What to expect?
A nice thickness.
Velvety texture. Soft. Tender.
Not much sweetness (the pumpkin flavor does an awesome job of cutting down the sugar).
A nice crunch from the pecan-praline sauce.
Amazing nutty flavor from the toasted pecans.
And just absolutely wholesome and perfect for the Fall weather.
But first, can talk about the bread that I chose to use?
Usually when making french toast, I often struggle with having it come out perfect because it’s so hard for me to find the right bread.
Granted, you can use ANY type of bread to make french toast, however, personally, I hate anything too soggy, soft, and breakable when it comes to french toast. BUT, I found my newest Go-to bread which is Challah Bread.
Challah Bread is a type of Kosher or braided bread that is often used within the Jewish culture. This dough is made with eggs, water, flour, yeast, and salt.
Traditionally, the Challah Bread is used during Jewish Holidays and are sometimes used as offerings, etc.
However, for me–this bread tastes great and holds together so amazingly when made as french toast, so it is my newest go-to! What’s your favorite bread to use?
Of course, if you’re looking for some really great ideas for Breakfast, you can always head over to our Breakfast Archives for a few recipes, all vegan, dairy-free, and non-vegan options available. All eaters welcome!
As for a few of my personal faves in the Breakfast department, I would go with these Vegan Banana Blueberry Pecan Crumble Muffins which are the perfect grab-n-go option! If you’re into Oatmeal, then these Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats or Cinnamon Chia Oatmeal with Caramelized Apple recipes are something amazing!
But if you’re a comfort food girl (or a true Southerner at heart), then this Baked Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole is EVERYTHING! If you don’t believe me then try it for yourself!
I could go on and on forever with recipe ideas for Breakfast, whether it includes muffins, pancakes, sweet potato boats, scones, waffles, parfaits, and more.
You can check out our archives for yourself and make the right pick!
Now, let’s dig our forks into this thick piece of french toast, shall we?
Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates.
Preheat griddle to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.
Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast has been made.
Top with Pecan Praline Sauce and maple syrup, if desired.
Pumpkin French Toast + Praline Sauce.