Recipe by CARI
"On a quest to get my kids to eat more veggies and not just at dinner time, my pumpkin french toast has now become a family favorite! Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar for fun!"
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canned pumpkin puree
whole wheat bread
Guess what I made this into a french toast bake and it was delicious. I first greased a 9x13 pan and loaded it up with bread cubes. Next I took the recipe's liquid ingredients along with the pumpkin and pureed it all in the blender. Next, poured it over the bread cubes and baked it for 35-40 minutes at 350F. When it was done I sprinkled cinnamon sugar over top and drizzled with powder sugar and milk glaze. Yummy from all my coworkers. and what raves! Just remember to heavily grease the pan and easy clean up. Another Bake and Take.
This was good, but not amazing. Definitely needs more pumpkin flavor, unless you're trying to sneak in a serving of veggies like the author. The type of bread used is important. I used a loaf of wheat cause i had it on hand, and you couldnt taste the pumpkin at all.
Great jumping off point. After reading some of the reviews, I thought I could make this a little more "pumpkin-y". I took 1/2 c. pumpkin and whipped it with 1/4 c. powdered sugar and 1/2 c. cream cheese. I added 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice when it was near the end of whipping. I also added pumpkin pie spice to the egg mixture instead of the spices alone. I spread the pumpkin-cream cheese mixture inside of two slices whole wheat bread and made stuffed french toast. I served it with hot maple syrup and bacon. This made for a nice lazy Sunday lunch.
Delicious! We doubled the pumpkin puree and still found the pumpkin taste to be pretty subtle. I would not increase the pumpkin past 1/2 cup or the egg mixture may lose its consistency. I added a splash of vanilla extract (personal taste). Using Texas Toast, this recipe made 6 slices = 3 servings. Either add 2 t. sugar or serve with powdered sugar or syrup. This was fantastic, we'll make it again.
This was really good, but as other reviewer stated, not very pumpkin-y. I guess that's good if you are hiding the pumpkin in there for extra vitamins, but not so good if you LOVE pumpkin like we do :) Next time I will try more pumpkin and less egg to see what happens. I used some pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg, and I added a little sugar to the batter to sweeten it up some as grandson does not use syrup.
Needs more than 1/4 pumpkin. Also used 4 whites and 2 whole eggs
Really yummy on a crisp fall morning! I personally swapped out some of the straight cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice, then added a bit of white sugar to the egg mixture because I always do for my french toast. The pumpkin flavor is subtle and my daughter even asked, "Where did the pumpkin go?" but it is delicious. I only got six pieces out of my mixture, though my bread pieces were not large and I didn't dip them very long. A big hit nevertheless!
I appreciate this idea very much. I made it for myself and my 1 year old this weekend, and we both loved it! I doctored the recipe quite a bit, which is why I gave it only four stars...but the idea alone is worth four stars, so there ya go. I used only 1 egg with 1/4 cup pumpkin and added a touch of honey and a bit of milk to thin it up a bit. I kept the spices the same. My son gobbled his slice up and asked for "mo", which is a rare thing these days. I added the honey so no syrup would be necessary, and I didn't even want any. I bet maple syrup could be used for the same effect. Overall great flavor, and a good way to get some veggies in without complaints!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin French Toast
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 81
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