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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes the delicious aromas of pumpkin. Why not turn that flavor into a breakfast feast? This recipe for pumpkin French toast is easy to make and sure to please your taste buds.

two small plates of pumpkin french toast bake next to casserole dish with more.

Mix pumpkin puree, nutmeg, sugar, and eggs and toss it with bread cubes then bake it up until it is soft on the inside with a slight crunch on top. Serve it with maple syrup or top it with whipped cream, it is delicious either way.

It is a perfect fall breakfast that can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning. Or call it bread pudding and serve it as a simple fall dessert.

Why French Toast Casserole is Superior to French Toast

Baked pumpkin French toast is a delicious and easy way to enjoy the classic breakfast dish with
a seasonal twist. Made with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, this recipe is full
of Fall flavor. 

Ingredients ready to be made into pumpkin french toast.

And because this toast is baked in the oven, there’s no need to stand over the stove flipping
individual slices of toast. Best of all, this dish is perfect for feeding a crowd – simply double or
triple the recipe as needed. 

In less than an hour, you’ll have a delicious breakfast that the whole family will enjoy. Also, this
recipe’s leftovers reheat beautifully, so you can enjoy this fall treat all week long. 

Bring on the Fall Vibes

Slathering thick slices of bread with a rich pumpkin batter and then baking them until they’re crisp on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, pumpkin French toast is the perfect fall breakfast. 

Nutmeg in this batter complements the natural sweetness of the bread, while the addition of pumpkin puree gives your toast a lovely orange hue and a creamy texture. The warm fall spices and the earthiness of the pumpkin just work so well together.

Of course the brown sugar topping takes it to the next level. It adds that bit of crunch and a pop of sweet goodness.

Serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup or a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and you’ve got yourself a treat. Add a bit of whipped cream if you really want to treat yourself right!

pumpkin french toast casserole fresh from the oven with crunchy brown sugar topping on top.

Whether you’re welcoming autumn with open arms or looking for a way to use that extra can of pumpkin puree, pumpkin French toast is sure to taste scrumptious! 

Trust me; this dish will have you feeling all of the Fall vibes!

Another Take on Pumpkin French Toast

If you would rather work pumpkin into a more classic french toast, try making it with pumpkin bread! Simply slice the pumpkin bread into thick pieces, dip in a beaten egg and milk mixture, and cook in a frying pan until golden brown. 

Close up serving of pumpkin french toast topped with whipped cream.

For an extra touch of fall flavor, add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the egg mixture. Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit for a delicious weekend breakfast.

Pumpkin French toast is sure to become a new favorite in any way you enjoy it!

More Great Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Yummy pumpkin muffins are even better topped with a buttery streusel on top. They are a fabulous way to start your day and will go perfectly with your favorite fall coffees and teas.

Or try grandpa Joe’s pumpkin apple muffins. They have both of fall’s darlings baked into one delicious muffin.

Pumpkin french toast bake served with whipped cream.

Pumpkin baked oatmeal is another great option. It has the flavors of pumpkin pie in the form of a really velvety and luscious baked oats recipe.

Check out the full collection of pumpkin recipes for more fall flavors.

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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Carlee
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the delicious aromas of pumpkin. Why not turn that flavor into a breakfast feast? This recipe for pumpkin French toast is easy to make and sure to please your taste buds.
4.89 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients
 

French Toast

  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 loaf thick-sliced sandwich bread cut into 1-inch cubes

Brown Sugar Topping

  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and white sugar together. Stir in the pumpkin until fully incorporated.
  • Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in the prepared baking dish and pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes. Toss to coat the bread cubes.
  • Stir brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter together with a fork in a small bowl until the mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over the bread cubes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven until set in the middle and golden brown on top, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Serve with maple syrup and/or whipped cream if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 11gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 371mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11g
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Fall has arrived, and with it comes the delicious aromas of pumpkin. Why not turn that flavor into a breakfast feast? This recipe for pumpkin French toast is easy to make and sure to please your taste buds.

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Darlene

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Hi Carlee, I'm planning to make this for Thanksgiving morning. Your picture of ingredients shows 6 eggs, but your recipe calls for 8 eggs. Also, if I prep the night before can I include the brown sugar topping or does it go on before I put it in the oven. And one more question, could I use pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices and if so how much do you suggest? Thanks so much for your help! Happy Thanksgiving!

Darlene

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

@Carlee, Thank you!

Carlee

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

8 eggs is correct, they just don't all fit in the cute little egg holder for a picture.😉 You can go ahead and mix up the topping the night before, but I wouldn't sprinkle it on until you are ready to bake. It would likely melt into the rest of the mixture overnight and not get crispy. I would use 2.5-3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice depending on how much spice you like in your baked goods. I hope you enjoy it and happy Thanksgiving!