Pumpkin French Toast

I may or may not be in love with all things pumpkin.

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As I’m sure you have noticed, I definitely post a plethora of pumpkin-flavored recipes on this blog. Whether it be my Creamy Pumpkin Pie for One, Light & Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes, or Pumpkin Spice Muffins, I have a pumpkin recipe for every occasion!

You’ll be set when it comes time for Thanksgiving!

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But, the truth is, we just always have pumpkin puree in the house. While most people probably only purchase a can or two for pumpkin pie each November, in my house we eat pumpkin-flavored Overnight Oats for breakfast every morning. Meaning, we fill the pantry with enough cans of pumpkin puree to feed an army. Or just make tens of pumpkin-flavored recipes!

Since I love pumpkin so much, I always find myself searching for new things to pumpkin-ify. And with my newfound love for healthy french toast, the creation of a pumpkin French Toast recipe was practically inevitable. And after tasting this recipe (and making it again and again), I’m immensely grateful for that!

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The great thing about French Toast, is that since the bread takes on whatever flavor the egg/milk mixture it’s dipped in is, it can really be flavored anything you desire. Or at least, anything you can successfully soak it in. And by just adding a few simple ingredients, such as pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and stevia, I was able to create a recipe taking this famous breakfast to the next level. The delicious level, if ya know what I mean!

The bottom line is: if you like pumpkin, you’re going to love this recipe. If you don’t like pumpkin, you’ll probably still love this recipe, considering it’s delicious!!

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Oh, and healthy, too!

Pumpkin French Toast

  • 2 slices of bread of choice (I used Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Bread)
  • 1 large egg (or 1/4 c egg whites)
  • 1 tbs milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste

In a medium-sized bowl, combine egg and milk of choice. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract and stir until fully combined and slightly frothy. Grease griddle or saucepan and preheat over medium heat. Dip one slice of bread in the egg-mixture and let sit for 15 seconds before flipping. After letting it absorb the mixture for at least 30 seconds, lift with a spatula and place on the griddle/saucepan. As it begins to cook, repeat the process with the second slice of bread. After placing the second slice of bread on the griddle, flip over the first so that begins to cook on the opposite side. About one minute later, flip the second slice of bread and remove the first from the heat. Allow the second to cook thoroughly before removing from heat. Top with desired fruit, powdered sugar, syrup, etc. and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 263

Fat: 5g

Carbs: 35g

Protein: 15g

(Yields 1 serving)

Nutritional information calculated using Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. For two slices, this provides 160 calories, 1 gram of fat, 30 carbs, and 8 grams of protein. To calculate the nutritional information using another type of bread, add 103 calories, 4 grams of fat, 5 carbs, and 7 grams of protein to the information provided on the nutrition label of desired bread.

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