This easy to make Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe is a fun Autumnal twist on a favorite breakfast dish. Flavored with a subtle pumpkin spice flavor, the bread slices are quickly soaked in an egg pumpkin milk bath then pan fried in butter to perfection. I used a homemade cinnamon bread in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever type of bread that you like. The finishing touch: a light dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of warm maple syrup, will make this a breakfast treat that entire family will enjoy.
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (click here for the recipe)
2 Tablespoons melted butter or non-stick spray
8 slices of day old French bread or brioche
Powdered sugar, for serving
Pure maple syrup, for serving
In a small bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.
Coat a cast iron skillet or griddle with melted butter.
Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture for 2 seconds on both sides. Do not let the bread soak very long, or the bread will become soggy.
Heat the skillet on medium heat. Place the battered slices in the skillet and fry the slices long enough until each side is dry and speckled brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Dust the French toast with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup and a pat of butter.
Plate: Lauren By Ralph Mandarin Dinner Plate