Pumpkin Spice French Toast

I love French toast, and it seems to have become my Monday morning treat.  In a change from my regular Almond French Toast, I thought I’d try something new and mix some of my leftover pumpkin puree into the batter.   DSCF0001

The French toast was a little bit soggier than usual with the extra pumpkin, but the problem was quickly resolved with two of my favourite crunch- and flavour-enhancers: shredded coconut and hazelnuts!  And the flavour brought out all the pumpkiny fall goodness of the pumpkin and fall spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) in the French toast.

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I think this would be perfect for a Thanksgiving or Fall weekend meal (Happy upcoming Thanksgiving, to my American friends!) — it’s easy to pull together and is quite a showstopper!  I hope you enjoy it in great health and happiness!

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Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Adapted from Closet Cooking’s Pumpkin Pie French Toast, Serves 2

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 slices wholegrain bread
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. hazelnuts, chopped

Mix the egg, milk, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a shallow bowl.  Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, on both sides.

Melt the butter in a large pan, and cook the French toast over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side.

Remove from the heat, and top with the coconut and hazelnuts.

Serve with maple syrup or pumpkin butter, and enjoy!

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Categories: Bread, Breakfast & Brunch, Vegetarian

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2 Comments on “Pumpkin Spice French Toast”

  1. bonne_santé
    November 25, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    I would DEFINITELY add this to the menu if Australia could get it’s act together and be collectively thankful for one day 🙂 I’m thankful for your endless show-stopping recipes!

  2. November 27, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    French toast is so delicious as it is, this variation just sounds over the top! What a tasty seasonal twist. 🙂

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