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Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast is a great recipe for using leftover pumpkin puree. It's a delicious, easy breakfast that can be made ahead of time, enjoyed all week, and is perfect for fall.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword brioche, french toast, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons butter or as needed to grease your pan
  • 1 loaf brioche bread 10 slices


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
  • Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add a small bit of butter (about ½ tablespoon) to the pan and allow it to melt. If you’re using a big pan-- feel free to use as much butter as you need to lightly coat the bottom.
  • Dip one piece of brioche into the egg mixture and flip it to coat both sides.
  • Transfer it quickly (and carefully) to the preheated pan. Repeat with as many slices as will fit in your pan.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the French toast is golden brown. Flip it to the opposite side and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
  • This French toast can be kept warm on a wire rack in a 225F oven for up to 30 minutes.
  • Store any leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.


  • Eggs are the base of our batter-- they coat the bread and help form a delicious crust on the French toast.
  • Milk thins out the batter and helps the egg and pumpkin combine so it doesn’t become too thick. I used whole milk but any kind will work-- even non-dairy milk.
  • Pumpkin puree adds pumpkin flavor and color. Make sure to use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Maple syrup adds sweetness to the batter. Feel free to leave it out if you prefer.
  • Pumpkin pie spice helps enhance the pumpkin flavor and adds a bit of spice and warmth. You can swap cinnamon if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Butter helps prevent the toast from burning and sticking to the pan. Feel free to use a non-stick cooking spray if you prefer.
  • I used brioche because it’s a bit thicker and richer than regular white bread. Feel free to use whatever bread you have on hand.