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Pumpkin French Toast
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Pumpkin French Toast

Make fluffy Pumpkin French Toast for brunch or breakfast that's full of warm Fall spices and bold pumpkin flavor!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword bread, breakfast, brunch, dairy-free, fall recipe, french toast, healthy, pecans, pumpkin, sweets, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1700kcal
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

FRENCH TOAST:

  • 1 loaf challah, brioche, or sourdough bread; sliced (Preferably a day old; See Notes for Vegan version)
  • 1 cup organic 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice blend, homemade or store-bought (See Post for info!)
  • 1 cup Almond milk, at room temp. (You can use your fave plant-based milk)
  • 3 large organic eggs, room temperature  (For Vegan option, see Notes!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • Unsalted butter, for cooking

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Toasted pecans, chopped
  • Pure maple syrup

Instructions

TO MAKE THE FRENCH TOAST:

  • Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread and butter) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of 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 have been made.
  • To serve—stack french toast atop each other, spoon a generous amount of coconut whipped cream, chopped toasted pecans, and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

  • BREAD: Instead of brioche bread, you can also use vegan (if needed) challah or ciabatta bread or any other rustic bread. In most cases, day old bread works best!
  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? You can always use your fave or one of the following: Almondcoconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milkquinoa milk, etc.
  • VEGAN BRIOCHE: To make your own vegan brioche bread, see my latest recipe.
  • VEGAN OPTION: To make this French toast vegan, whisk together 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 3 Tbsps WARM water in a small bowl until combined and let it sit for 10 minutes until thickened completely. This makes 1 "Chia Egg". NOTE:For this recipe just use 2 "chia eggs" (that means 2 Tbsps chia seeds + 6 Tbsps WARM water).
  • SWEETENER: You can adjust the amount of sweetener depending on how sweet or unsweet you'd like for your latte to be.

Nutrition

Calories: 1700kcal | Carbohydrates: 254g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 789mg | Sodium: 2275mg | Potassium: 1294mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 39900IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 905mg | Iron: 20mg