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Pumpkin Spice French Toast for Two

Good Morning! Pumpkin Spice French Toast is here to brighten your day! I rarely indulge in pure decadence for breakfast but I made an exception for this spiced pumpkin version. And it is so easy that you could whip it up on a weekday or a lazy weekend morning. No stress and no patience required.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

I had some left over challah bread from my Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding, so I whipped up a quick pumpkin, egg and milk mixture and surprised my husband with two slices of happiness!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

This recipe is perfect for two, but you could easily double or triple it for a family or even a crowd! You might want to plan on everyone asking for seconds – It is that good!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

The toast has a subtle pumpkin flavor and is bursting with cinnamon and nutmeg flavor! I used 2% milk and only 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in the egg mixture, so it is leaning towards healthy.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

While you could make this healthier by using whole wheat bread, that would be sad, because there is something so magical about thick cut Challah French toast. The eggy bread flavor combined with the spiced pumpkin is not to be missed.

The egg dip calls for a drop of vanilla extract. I have shockingly steady hands, so I drip the extract straight from the bottle, but if you worry about accidentally dumping in too much (a distinct possibility), you could pour 1/8 teaspoon and then add about half.

Add a pat of butter like my husband and pour on the pure maple syrup! This is one warming, Fall breakfast that you will crave all year long!!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

Dig in!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast for Two

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 Piece of Toast

Pumpkin Spice French Toast for Two

The Pumpkin Spice French Toast has a subtle pumpkin flavor and is bursting with cinnamon and nutmeg flavor! Serve with butter, maple syrup or apple sauce for the perfect indulgent breakfast for two!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, unpacked
  • ¼ teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
  • pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 4 slices Challah bread, cut ¾ inch thick.
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat until hot but not smoking. Add the tablespoon of butter to the skillet. It should melt immediately but not begin to burn or smoke.
  2. Whisk together egg, milk, sugar, spices, and pumpkin in a medium shallow bowl.
  3. Place the first slice of bread into the egg mixture and press down with a fork for several seconds, flip and press down allowing the bread to absorb the egg mixture for several seconds. Place in skillet and immediately repeat the process with the remaining bread slices. Let cook for 2 minutes or until it is nicely browned; flip and cook on the second side an additional 2-4 minutes or until it is brown and the toast gives a bit of resistance when pressed lightly with the back of a fork. I use a 14 inch cast iron skillet. You can work in batches if you don’t have a large skillet. If you are multiplying the recipe, you can keep the cooked slices warm covered in a slow oven.
  4. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup! Or even apple sauce.
https://cheflindseyfarr.com/2014/10/pumpkin-spice-french-toast/

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This recipe is linked to: Inspiration Monday, Merry Monday, Munching Monday, Monday Funday, Two Cup Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Party Time, Moonlight & Mason Jars, Gluten Free Wednesday, What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, Gluten Free Friday, Foodie Friday, Food on Friday, Flashback Friday, Saturday Night Fever

44 Comments

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    October 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I LOVE French toast so much! This is stunning, Lindsay! The pumpkin spice is such an amazing idea! Bookmarking the recipe! 😀

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Thanks, Jess! Thanks for bookmarking! Hope you make it soon! It’s so easy and such a great way to use up random amounts of left over pumpkin 🙂

      Reply
  • Josephine
    October 28, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oh, this one looks good!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, Josephine!

      Reply
  • Manali @ CookWithManali
    October 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    This is just GORGEOUS!! I am seriously drooling! I love how easy the recipe is Lindsey! Pinning!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks, Manali! Gotta love easy recipes sometimes!

      Reply
  • Shashi @ runninsrilankan
    October 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Lindsey – your pictures look so good – I feel I can taste this through the screen! Love the subtle pumpkin flavor and look at those thick – syrup soaked slices – wow!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Thanks, Shashi! Such an amazing compliment! Thank you! More is definitely more when it comes to maple syrup!

      Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    October 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    This is seriously the best pumpkin spice french toast ever! I can literally taste it just by looking at these photos – I love how easy it is to whip up too! Yum!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Thank, Kelly! Such a compliment! 🙂

      Reply
  • Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
    October 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I want this for dinner tonight. And dessert.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Haha! Too true. Breakfast for dinner!

      Reply
  • Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble
    October 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    This would be great christmas morning! Thanks for this 🙂

    Reply
  • Mira
    October 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I never realized how easy a pumpkin spice french toast could be! This one looks extremely delicious, just the perfect fall breakfast! Challah bread is a great choice for this one! Pinned!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

      I know, right?! Thanks for the pin Mira!

      Reply
  • Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
    October 29, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Yum! This looks so easy and comforting! I love that pour shot!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Thanks, Kristine! I cannot resist an opportunity for a pour shot!

      Reply
  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
    October 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Pumpkin spice french toast?! I’m in love, Lindsey! This looks like such a perfect weekend breakfast! Pinned!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Thanks, Gayle! It is perfect for using up leftover pumpkin. I hate when there are only a few tablespoons left. Drives me nuts!

      Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    October 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Are you available for hire? How about Saturday morning? I think this french toast sounds great for Saturday morning. And you whipped it up using leftovers! Now that’s one lucky husband…although I can only imagine the look on his face when you started pouring on that maple syrup. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Haha! Thanks, David. With that kind of travel, my fee would be exorbitant! 😉 I’d like to think my husband is very lucky! Leftover magic is my specialty!

      Reply
      • David @ Spiced
        October 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

        Hmmm….what if I threw in a jar of maple cream??

        Reply
        • AmericanCooking22
          October 29, 2014 at 11:50 am

          Then we would probably have a deal…make it a big jar!

          Reply
  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy
    October 29, 2014 at 10:40 am

    This looks amazing your blog and photos are absolutely beautiful. This looks like the perfect lazy weekend breakfast. Can’t wait to try thanks!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much Kelley! I hope you do try them. So easy 🙂

      Reply
  • Chichi
    October 29, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I need this in my life right now. Looks so yummy

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      October 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks, Chichi! You do!

      Reply
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    October 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    You are an amazing soul for this french toast. I’v been having such a french toast craving so this hits all the right spots.

    Reply
  • marcie
    October 29, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I have some challah bread in the freezer and some leftover pumpkin in the fridge. This is begging to happen! Pinning. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      woop woop! Challah is the best!

      Reply
  • Renee @ Two in the Kitchen
    October 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I love Challah bread for french toast! This one is calling to me!! 🙂

    Reply
  • Ella-HomeCookingAdventure
    October 30, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Love French Toast – this one with pumpkin is a wonderful idea.. I actually find it quite healthy 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Ella! It was healthy until I doused it in maple syrup! lol

      Reply
  • Thalia @ butter and brioche
    October 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I am just drooling here looking at your images of this pumpkin spice french toast! Wish I had a stack to devour this morning… definitely need to make the recipe for tomorrow!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 4, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks, Thalia! I hope you do make it! SO beyond easy 🙂

      Reply
  • Katie Goldsworthy
    November 4, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Those look soo good! Pinning to the Monday Funday board. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks for the pin, Katie!

      Reply
  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com
    November 15, 2014 at 1:59 am

    My oh my this sounds delicious. Now I just need to figure out how to make it servings for 6 (my boys love to eat and so do I!) ;). Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 15, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Triple it!! 🙂 You can’t not make some for them – that would be cruel!

      Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      November 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for the pin, Natasha! Triple it! Can’t leave anyone out!

      Reply
  • Delphine
    January 15, 2015 at 3:48 am

    J’adore…bravo pour ce blog gourmand ! I love it and your pix are splendid.That’s a sight for sore eyes!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 15, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Merci beaucoup, Delphine! Vous êtes trop gentille!

      Reply
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