This Pumpkin Spice French Toast is the best breakfast to enjoy on those chilly fall days, or even on Christmas morning. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this easy dish is bursting with flavor and perfect for the whole family to enjoy!
Hooray for pumpkin season!
Every year I can’t wait to break out the pumpkin. Once it’s officially fall I don’t feel quite so bad about shoving all of the apple and pumpkin recipes in your face.
And I’m sharing one of my favorite fall breakfasts with you today! Since I work way ahead on my editorial calendar and blogging content, I usually start testing pumpkin recipes back in June. And this Pumpkin Spice French Toast was a winner right from the start! I almost shared it with you in the summer, but I’m not that crazy!
What Makes This Pumpkin Spice French Toast So Fantastic:
- The ingredients are super simple. In fact, you probably have everything you need to make this dish in your kitchen.
- This recipe comes together really quickly! From start to finish, you can have this dreamy, crispy yet tender, pumpkin french toast ready in about 20 minutes.
- It’s full of pumpkin-y flavor and cozy spices, perfect to warm you up on a crisp fall morning.
Even though the weather sometimes doesn’t cool off until late fall, I can’t resist whipping out everything pumpkin, and then some.
And since I’ve made Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal, Pumpkin French Toast Cups, and Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats, it was time to add a classic french toast to the collection.
How To Make Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Preheat an electric griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Set aside to warm up.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, pumpkin, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish to dip the bread, if needed.
Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture and lightly press down to coat both sides.
Melt the butter in the skillet. Transfer the slice of bread to the skillet and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with the rest of the bread slices.
Serve immediately with powdered sugar, butter, and/or maple syrup, if desired.
- I recommend using a thick bread for the toast, such as Texas toast or challah, as it holds up the egg mixture better than regular bread.
- Be sure to buy pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling, otherwise your french toast will turn out overly sweet!
- When you start cooking your french toast, it may take 4 or 5 minutes per side to get golden brown depending on how much you heat your pan first. As the pan gets hotter, it will take slightly less time.
- Want something a bit more decadent? Try using half and half to replace the milk.
- Don’t want your french toast too sweet? Simply omit the brown sugar from the egg mixture.
- Switch up the toppings for different flavor combos! Try it with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or even a fresh scoop of whipped cream.
Perfect to serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, some butter, and a good drizzle of maple syrup, you’ll be whipping up this pumpkin breakfast all year long!
Looking for more easy fall recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Pumpkin White Chocolate Pie
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Caramel White Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup milk any kind (I used 2%)
- ½ cup pure pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 10 slices thick bread such as Texas toast or challah
- Butter for skillet
- Preheat electric griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, pumpkin, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Pour into a shallow baking dish to dip the bread, if needed.
- Dip bread into egg mixture and lightly press down to coat both sides.
- Melt butter in skillet. Transfer bread to skillet and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with rest of bread slices.
- Serve immediately with powdered sugar, butter, and/or maple syrup, if desired.
This is right up my alley, and it sounds absolutely amazing. Bring on the pumpkin this season! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store. 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
If you had have shared this recipe in June, I would totally be a-ok with 😉 Love fall, love pumpkin season and this recipe sounds and looks amazing! So perfect for a lazy Saturday brunch with lots of maple syrup and coffee. Can’t wait to try this one out. I just opened some pumpkin this weekend so have leftovers and now I know what I can do with it 🙂 Pinned! Have an awesome week, my friend!
Maple syrup and coffee is perfect with this french toast! Thanks for the sweet comment and pin, friend!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Gahhhh, you’re reminding me that it’s been FOREVER since I last had pumpkin french toast!! This seriously looks like Monday food perfection, Gayle! I’d eat a whole stack of these. 🙂
Thank you, Sarah!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Okay, so you know how I’ve say (for years) I don’t like pumpkin? I think my taste buds have changed! And I think I like pumpkin!!! Crazy right?! I’m so excited because I always felt so left out when everyone was raving about pumpkin this and pumpkin that. I still won’t buy an overpriced PSL, BUT I am TOTALLY on board with this french toast!!! It looks absolutely delicious, Gayle!!! I definitely MUST TRY for sure! Pinned! Cheers, dear!
Haha that is crazy but glad you like pumpkin now! Thanks, Cheyanne!
I don’t make french toast enough and every time I do I think I need to make it more often! I love this version with the pumpkin and warm spices. I would love this with challah bread!
Thanks for the french toast love, Marcie!
I have to tell you…I love my pancakes – but I LOVE my French toast! We had pumpkin spice pancakes this weekend, and it was very good – but this French toast is happening! Thanks for the inspiration!! Pinned!
Thank you, Annie! I do love pumpkin spice pancakes too…perfect for fall!
perfect breakfast for fall, I want to dive right in!
Love it, perfect for fall! But honestly, I can eat this french toast year round! Pinning!
Same here! Thanks, Mira!
Keri | Fashionable Foods says
This pumpkin french toast looks delicious, Gayle! What a perfect fall breakfast or brunch! I’m loving that it’s still so hot out and summer is hanging around…. but I have to admit, I am a teensy bit excited for the fall weather to arrive. Have a great week!
I’m the same as you…I am loving the summer weather, but am ready for it to cool off just a bit! 🙂 Thanks for the french toast love, Keri!
Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess says
Who doesn’t love French toast? But add in pumpkin?? Heck Yes!! Pinning!!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Kim!
Why is tomorrow only Tuesday?? This is all I want in life!!
Yep, yep, 1000x yep. I hope this is what my Saturday will look like every weekend for the next 2 months or so. Love this recipe!
Same here! Thanks, Karly!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
It’s been too long since I’ve made french toast! This is going on our weekend brunch menu!
Hope you love it, Jessica!
Ashika |Gardening Foodie says
This looks like such a comforting and delicious breakfast. I absolutely love it.
Definitely trying this out this weekend!!!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Ashika! Hope you love this french toast!
The weather here has been so warm too – but it’s supposed to cool down this weekend and I am PUMPED!!! Yay for fall! I haven’t had french toast in forever … this look delicious!
ASHLEY - THE RECIPE REBEL says
I should not be browsing recipes while I’m hungry. This looks SO good, I want it for lunch!
Thank you, Ashley!