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    filed under: Pancakes + Waffles on October 8, 2014

    In all the times I have made this fabulous version of french toast, I have never once made it for breakfast.  My kids adore it (and all the pumpkin treats that fall brings) but they always seem to request it for dinner.

    Which is fine with me!

    Pumpkin French Toast

    My husband’s brother shared some freshly made maple syrup and that is what we used on the french toast.  If you can ever splurge and use real maple syrup (no high fructose corn syrup allowed) I recommend it.

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    I also use a 12 grain bread in this recipe.  The main reason being that it is what we prefer to keep in the house.  But I also like how well it stands up to the pumpkin seasoning and that the small grains add some texture to the egg soaked bread.

    Pumpkin French Toast

    pumpkin french toast

    Pumpkin French Toast

        Ingredients

        • 1/2 c heavy cream
        • 1/2 c whole milk
        • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
        • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
        • 4 eggs
        • 16 pieces bread

        Instructions

        1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin and pie spice until smooth.
        2. Dip each side of the bread and cook on a hot, greased griddle or skillet. I have mine set to 300 degrees F.
        3. Flip the bread over after approximately 2 minutes.

        Adapted from 5 Dollar Dinners.

        Want to know a GREAT tip for any French Toast?

        Once you are done frying it, transfer to a baking sheet and bake until puffed, 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Not only does this add some life to your toast, but it also keeps it warm as you are preparing for the whole family!

        This has been a lifesaver with my family of seven!

        Pumpkin French Toast

        If you prefer you can use all whole milk or even skim milk.  After we started drinking raw milk a few years ago, I feel like I am drinking water when I drink skim.  That is totally a matter of preference and you are welcome to make an adjustment that fits your likes.

        We are a “one loaf” family, meaning that we can can easily polish off an entire loaf in one meal.  This recipe is designed to accommodate that!  If you need to halve the recipe it can be done with success.

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        Comments

        So glad you shared this. It sounds like the perfect way to start the day!

        Yuuuum! I can’t even remember that last time I had French toast – I need this in my life!

        Ohmigerd… pumpkin in my breakfast, for the big BIG win!

        Mmm french toast for dinner – can you adopt me?!

        How delicious! I’ll be making this. Breakfast for dinner is a big favorite in our house too!

        Love this! Breakfast for dinner is a-ok with me 🙂

        Oh this sounds absolutely delish! Perfect for the start of fall

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