Another one of my favorite fall breakfast recipe is this super yummy Pumpkin Spice French Toast! It's made with super yummy brioche toast that is generously dipped into the pumpkin spice egg mixture and pan seared with butter to make a perfect crunchy texture outside. They are seriously perfect for those cool fall and winter mornings!
PUMPKIN SPICE FRENCH TOAST
WHAT BREAD TO USE FOR THE PUMPKIN SPICE FRENCH TOAST
Brioche bread is by far the best bread option to use for making French toast because is it the softest and tastiest. However you can also use Challah bread. Some people use French Baguette. I love using soft fluffy breads for all my French toasts. If you can't find any of these two options in your area, I would suggest maybe using a loaf of sweet bread that comes in a toast shape and cut thick 1 inch thick portions.
TIPS ON MAKING FRENCH TOAST
Choosing the right bread: As I mentioned, the three best breads to make French toast with are Challah, Brioche and French Baguette. It is also important not to thin out the bread less than 3/4- 1 inch. Thin breads will soak up too much and cause the bread to get soggy wont get a crunch feel on the French toast. Do not make it thicker than 1 inch either because you will be left with a raw center. I highly recommend that you also let the bread dry out before soaking for the best result.
The Heat: Using too much heat will let the toast burn on the outside and stay raw on the inside. Because there's sugar in the egg mixture, the outside will caramelize and burn quickly. But you also do not want the heat to be too low where it's not enough to cook and that will let the bread dry out before you finish cooking it. So the perfect temperature to cook the French toast is on medium heat. Be sure to pre-heat the pan before cooking.
Use butter: I like using pure unsalted butter and not any kind of putter. The modified butters have too much water in them and that will make the French toast super soggy. I love using Land O' Lakes or Lurpak or some sort of European butter.
Dairy: You may want to use either half and half or heavy whipping cream to the egg mixture instead of milk. This will make the texture thicker, allowing the outside to coat but not completely soak out the toast bread. If you prefer using milk, please use full fat milk.
HOW TO MAKE THE PUMPKIN SPICE FRENCH TOAST
First, let the slices of bread dry out before using (optional). In a shallow bowl, coming all the ingredient, except for the bread and whisk or use and hand blender to blend the mixture up.
To prepare the Pumpkin Spice French Toast, heat your griddle or skillet to medium heat. Melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter (depending on the size of the griddle) and then dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging both sides. Transfer the bread slice to the griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
It's best to use a big griddle or pan so you don't have to go through the process too many times. I would also suggest that you clean up the griddle with a paper towel and add new butter before the next round this way you don't end up having burnt crumbs on the next batch of French toast.
Once you are done cooking the French toasts, you can transfer to a serving plate or dish and serve with syrup of your choice. I also like topping mine candied pecans or even some which cream. The other day I posted a cream cheese whipping cream topping with my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes that taste really good with this as well. You can get the recipe from HERE. Or keep it simple with some fresh fruits and syrup 🙂 .
OTHER PUMPKIN BREAKFAST RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE:
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
- 3/4 cup half and half or use whole milk
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsps. granulated sugar
- 3 tbsps. unsalted butter divided
- 1 loaf of Brioche sliced into 1 inch
- Confectioner Sugar optional for dusting
- Candied Pecans optional
- Syrup of your choice
- In a shallow bowl, coming all the ingredient, except for the bread and whisk or use and hand blender to blend the mixture up.
- To prepare the Pumpkin Spice French Toast, heat your griddle or skillet to medium heat. Melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter (depending on the size of the griddle) and then dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging both sides.
- Transfer the bread slice to the griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Once you are done cooking the French toasts, you can transfer to a serving plate or dish and serve with syrup of your choice.