Recipe Redux – Pumpkin French Toast

By  Ann Dunaway Teh

Pumpkin French Toast is an easy way to jazz up regular french toast any time of year

Since it is tax season for many of us, our brains could use a math break. So this  month’s Recipe Redux theme is 7-ingredient-or-less recipes that can be easily prepared  for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sounds like a no-brainer to me! 

French toast is something I grew up eating fairly regularly for breakfast. My mom would whip it up by request before school. And that is what I love about french toast. It is pretty simple to make when the craving hits without the time commitment of pancakes or waffles (unless you keep Lesley’s pancake and waffle mix handy in your pantry or freezer). It also makes a great breakfast for dinner dish! 

Pumpkin French Toast

And while you may be confused by the use of pumpkin in this french toast at this time of year, it is a year-round ingredient for me, thanks to canned pumpkin. I love pumpkin and feel that it should be enjoyed any time, regardless of it being fall or not. Canned pumpkin not only adds great nutrients like fiber and vitamin A, but also flavor, color and body to recipes. It is also a good fat substitute in baked goods just like applesauce. In this Pumpkin French Toast, it adds a lovely golden orange color, not to mention a  nutrition boost. I’ll take it! 

Pumpkin French Toast is an easy way to jazz up regular french toast any time of year

With Easter around the corner, this would be an easy dish to prepare for breakfast alongside some brightly colored fruit and Easter eggs for a festive appearance. And I guarantee your family will have no idea it contains pumpkin! Using a thicker bread, like challah, also gives it a restaurant-style  appearance for a special occasions rather than your typical whole wheat sandwich bread.  

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 Enjoy!
Pumpkin French Toast
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For a special occasion, use a thicker bread like challah, instead of whole wheat sandwich bread.
Servings
7-8 slices
Servings
7-8 slices
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin French Toast
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For a special occasion, use a thicker bread like challah, instead of whole wheat sandwich bread.
Servings
7-8 slices
Servings
7-8 slices
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 7-8 slices whole wheat bread
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Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients, except the bread, in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip the bread in the batter to cover each side and place in the pan. Cook until browned on each side. Serve with your desired toppings like powdered sugar, syrup or sliced fresh fruit.
Recipe Notes

Chef's Note: Add a dash of nutmeg and cloves for more flavor. 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 39%
Vitamin C .25%
Calcium 6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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