Happy Halloween!!! Trick or Treat… today’s post is a big treat!
This Pumpkin French Toast Bake is literally one of the best breakfasts I have ever had! I love french toast, but it’s something I rarely make because of having to individually cook each piece of bread. A french toast bake takes this out of the equation- allowing you to bake a whole thing of french toast at once. This french toast bake, adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod, is perfectly seasonal, with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. While it is a pretty easy recipe to make, the french toast bake is better if you let it stay in the fridge longer before baking, so be prepared for this when you decide to make. You will probably want to plan to make it a day in advance.
Whether you are baking this as a post-Halloween hangover breakfast or for Thanksgiving morning, I hope this becomes one of your best breakfasts ever!
For French Toast:
- 1 loaf of French bread
- 6 large eggs
- 2 and a 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
For Crumb Topping:
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, sliced thin
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Cut loaf of bread into slices, about same width. Evenly place in to the pan.
Mix together eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour mixture over the bread relatively evenly.
Cover baking dish with saran wrap and leave in fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight. The bread will start to soak of the mixture when in fridge, so don’t worry if it wasn’t poured perfectly even on top.
Create crumb topping in another bowl by mixing flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and the sliced butter. Use a fork to create crumb like texture. Cover and store this in refrigerator until ready to bake.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
Remove french toast dish from fridge, uncover and top with crumb topping.
Bake for 45-55 minutes until French Toast no longer looks liquidy.
Grab a fork and take a bite of this pumpkin french toast bake heaven!
P.S.- Feel free to add syrup, but personally, I like it without- there are already so many amazing flavors!