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Fall is here and pumpkin time is now. This is a simple pumpkin french toast recipe topped with a delicious dollop of homemade maple butter and maple syrup. A seasonal breakfast at it's very best.
What is better than french toast? Pumpkin french toast. It is that time of year my friends, and it is officially #PumpkinWeek. This week I, along with some friends, are celebrating all things pumpkin. From breakfast to a late night snack and from sweet to savory- this week will cover it all! I look forward to this week each year becase I love cooking and baking with pumpkin, and love filling my "to-make" list with all of the goodies!
Now, back to this french toast. I have made a delightfully simple recipe that can be made as a small batch, or for a crowd. When you scroll to the recipe at the bottom (or hit "jump to recipe" at the top of the page) you will notice that the amount needed can be adjusted to meet the needs of whoever you are cooking for! This french toast has a little secret weapon. That little secret weapon is maple butter. Maple butter makes this dish go from delicious to I can't stop eating this french toast! I am a big maple lover, and the combination of the pumpkin and maple is sooooo delicious!
When I made this my boys where in heaven- the house smelled delicious, and they are always thrilled when their mom or dad decide to make a hot breakfast on the weekend- especially when it starts to get cooler.Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Butterscotch Smoothie from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Mule from Seduction In The Kitchen
Spooky Sugar Pumpkin Shake from For the Love of Food
White Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate from Our Good Life
Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
3-Ingredient Cheater Pumpkin Muffins from Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Butter from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Muffins from Red Cottage Chronicles
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cake from Love & Confections
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls from The Baking Fairy
Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Cheesy Corn Pumpkin Dip from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs from 4 Sons R Us
r">Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball from The Spiffy Cookie Pumpkin Pancetta Risotto from The Redhead Baker
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Palatable Pastime
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Frugal & Fit
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Big Bear's Wife
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from The Beard and The Baker
Mini Pumpkin Spice Trifles from My Sweet Zepol
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pudding from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes from Karen's Kitchen Stories
There is a cute little white butter crock hanging-out in the background of these photos, and that is courtesy of our sponsor Dixie Crystals. Dixie Crystals allowed us to choose a few things for this event, and when I found this beautiful french butter crock I knew that it had to be mine. I love the design, and that the ring can fit around your finger to make holding and spreading the maple butter a little easier. I will show you more fun goodies I found for #PumpkinWeek as the week goes on!
What do you need to make Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter?
- Thick sliced bread
- Pumpkin pie spice
- pumpkin puree
- maple syrup (splurge for the good stuff!)
- Electric griddle
- Butter crock
Frequently Asked Questions
My french toast is not getting golden brown- what is happening?
The heat on the griddle or pan probably is not hot enough. It is a delicate balance for heat. If you are like me he first one is always the worst as I figure out my heat.
What is the best type of bread to use?
I like a regular thick sliced white bread. Wheat or brioche are good choices too.
Can I skip the maple butter?
Sure thing, but it is totally worth trying!
My bread is soggy in the middle- should I cook it longer?
Yes, the bread should be a bit custardy, but if it is soggy and under-cooked give it a little more time.
Looking for a few more pumpkin goodies?!
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter
For French Toast
- 8 slices of thick-cut bread (about 1-inch)
- 3 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar (+ extra for topping)
For Maple Butter
- ½ cup softened butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
For French Toast
- Pre-heat griddle or pan.
- Whisk together, eggs, milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, pie spice, vanilla and sugar.
- Dip the first side into the egg mixture and allow it to sit for 15-20 seconds. Flip and repeat. Place french toast on the griddle or into the pan. Repeat with remaining slices of bread.
- Cook about 3 minutes per side. The french toast should be golden before flipping.
- Transfer to a serving plate when all slices have finished cooking. Serve with maple butter and maple syrup.
For Maple Butter
- In a bowl, whip the butter and syrup till smooth. Transfer to a butter crock or sealable container.
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