If you didn't already know, Matt LOVES sweets, so this is right up his alley! Can you just imagine the smell filling your house? This dish doesn't last very long with 3 kids, so maybe a double batch is in order. An easy baked Baked Pumpkin French Toast Casserole with the flavors of pumpkin pie. Prepare it the night before for a quick and delicious breakfast!
PIN BAKED PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
And you know what that means? You’re gonna have people over for brunch, right?
Overnight breakfasts are the best for busy mornings because you can just prep everything the night before and stick ‘em in the fridge.
The next morning? Throw it in the oven and avoid ALL kinds of chaos that would befall you if you tried to make some sort of epic meal happen while all the crazy relatives are running around.
Not that your relatives are crazy right? Right.
BAKED PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS
We’ve got your pretty standard French toast ingredients going on here, except with a little dose on pumpkin to make it extra festive and extra delicious:
- Almond milk
- Coconut sugar
- Pumpkin pie spice, ginger and cinnamon
- Good bread (I like brioche)
WHAT KIND OF BREAD TO USE FOR FRENCH TOAST?
I truly believe that brioche makes the best French toast. It’s super soft, which allows it to really soak up all the egg and milk and its ultra-buttery which gives it this rich flavor. Bonus points if you can find cinnamon brioche!
Is brioche super nourishing and wholesome? Not really. But it’s the holidays and you are allowed to eat foods simply for how they taste even if they don’t have a lot of nourishing qualities.
CAN YOU USE OTHER BREAD?
While you probably can use a different bread, I have not tested it. If you do, you will want a really soft, fluffy bread. This is not the kind of recipe to be swapping whole wheat bread in. That bread has a time and a place, and it is not right now.
You can customize this pumpkin French toast casserole recipe a little bit to suit your needs
Milk – If you’re not diary free, you could easily use all 2% milk instead of almond milk
Cream cheese – if you ARE dairy free, you can easily use nondairy cream cheese in the cream cheese drizzle
Coconut sugar – don’t have coconut sugar? Use brown sugar instead!
HOW TO MAKE BAKED PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
Whisk ALL the ingredients, except the bread in a large bowl.
Slice each of the pieces of bread into 9 pieces and then gently stir them into the egg mixture until well coated.
Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
The next morning, bake at 350 degrees until the bread is puffy and feels set, this should take around one hour.
Drizzle with cream cheese glaze and EAT
Honestly, you may as well just make a double batch because something tells me that you’re going to want to be finishing this off for breakfast for the rest of the week.
Holiday or not.
OTHER HEALTHY PUMPKIN RECIPES
Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle:
- 2 Tbsp Low fat cream cheese
- 2 tsp Maple syrup
- 2 tsp Powdered sugar
- 2 tsp Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla extact
Whisk together all the ingredients up to the brioche in a large bowl.
Cut the slices of brioche into 9 squares each and gently stir them into the egg mixture.
Cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the egg feels set.
While the French toast bakes, whisk the cream cheese, maple syrup, sugar, almond milk and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Adjust the milk to your preference for the consistency of the glaze.
Once the French toast is done, Let stand for a few minutes (if you can!) then drizzle with glaze.
TIPS & NOTES:
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FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 6 POINTS+: 8 OLD POINTS: 7
(per 1/8 of the recipe)
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