Start your day with this irresistibly delicious and fall-flavored French toast. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and golden to perfection! A wonderful Pumpkin French toast for two on a breakfast plate topped with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.
About This Recipe
This decadent pumpkin French toast for two is a great option for breakfast or dessert during the fall season. A fun and flavorful twist on the classic French toast recipe. The ingredients you need for this recipe are the same ingredients as the classic French toast, plus pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy to make: Looking for a lazy weekend treat without much effort? Try this French toast recipe! Easy to make with simple ingredients and packed with flavor.
- Simple pantry ingredients: There are no fancy ingredients needed to make this recipe, you’ll have most of it in your kitchen already!
- Perfect for fall: Utterly delicious pumpkin French toast topped with butter and drizzled with maple syrup is the ultimate autumn goodness.
Pumpkin French Toast for Two Ingredients
- Bread: What bread makes the best French toast? I mostly use brioche, challah, or white bread to make French toast. Use thick enough bread slices for French toast. Too thin slices will fall apart easily and if bread slices are too thick they don’t cook through completely and you will end up with raw and custardy French toast.
- Eggs: The base of the French toast custard is milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, and sugar. Mix the eggs thoroughly with a whisk before adding the milk to prevent egg clumps in the custard.
- Pumpkin puree: You can use canned or homemade pumpkin puree. Pumpkin puree adds a lovely autumnal flavor to the French toast.
- Milk: Whole Milk. Adds richness and moisture.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
- Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds richness and caramel flavor to French toast.
- Spices: Use a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to add warmth and spice.
- Butter: Use butter for the griddle or skillet.
How to Make Pumpkin French Toast for Two
- Cut bread into 1-inch slices but not thicker or thinner. Too thin slices will fall apart easily and if bread slices are too thick they don’t cook through completely and you will end up with raw and custardy French toast.
- Use at least a day-old bread. If the bread slices are fresh and soft you can bake them at 200F for about 10 minutes to dry out.
- Crack eggs in a wide shallow dish and whisk well until smooth.
- Add milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar.
- Melt some butter in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
- Dip each slice of bread in the custard mixture making sure all sides are covered.
- Place in pan and repeat with the other toasts until the pan is filled but the pieces are not touching each other.
- Turn them until both sides are golden. Transfer to a serving plate, top with butter, and drizzle with maple syrup.
- Opt for a frying pan or electric griddle that has a non-stick surface. Before placing the bread slices, ensure that the pan has reached the desired temperature so that the French toast doesn’t stick.
- To make an extra indulgent French toast, replace milk with half-and-half.
- Ensure that the bread slices are sufficiently thick. If the slices are too thin, they will easily crumble, whereas overly thick slices may not cook thoroughly, resulting in uncooked and soggy French toast.
- Apply a layer of vegetable oil and butter to coat the pan, which will prevent the butter from burning. Ensure to thoroughly clean the pan after each batch.
Can I Reheat Pumpkin French Toast?
Yes, you can definitely reheat pumpkin French toast. The best way to do this is to preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), place the French toast in an oven-safe dish, and warm it in the oven for about 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.
How Do You Keep French Toast Crisp?
To make your French toast crispy, put it in the oven for a few minutes before serving to dry it out a bit.
What Is the Trick to Not Soggy French Toast?
A perfectly cooked French toast is crispy and brown on the outside and soft on the inside. Therefore, the inside of the toast should not be soggy or too dry.
What Is the Most Common Mistake in Making French Toast?
The most common mistake in making French toast is soaking the bread for too long. This can result in a soggy and mushy texture.
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- 4 bread slices
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and ground nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
- Butter for the griddle and topping
- Maple syrup for topping
Cut bread into 1-inch slices but not thicker or thinner.
Crack eggs in a wide shallow dish and whisk well until smooth.
Add milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar.
Melt some butter in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Dip each slice of bread in the custard mixture making sure all sides are covered.
Place bread slices in a greased pan and repeat with the other toasts until the pan is filled but the pieces are not touching each other.
Turn them until both sides are golden. Transfer to a serving plate, top with butter, and drizzle with maple syrup.