Pumpkin French Toast
French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. I’ll pick it over pancakes or waffles any day. When I saw a recipe adding pumpkin to French toast it sounded like a match made in Heaven…especially since I always want everything pumpkin this time of year. The pureed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice really add a warm, seasonal Autumn twist to traditional French toast. I loved how fast it was to heat these up as leftovers, and you could certainly freeze any that you didn’t plan to eat within a few days. I left the toppings up to you, but I actually liked mine with some light Reddi-wip and a little more pumpkin pie spice sprinkled over the top. Add a link of turkey breakfast sausage and some fruit salad and you have a perfect, filling & complete breakfast worthy of company, family or just a quiet morning by yourself.
Pumpkin French Toast
Yield: 5 (2 slice) servings
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup skim milk
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 10 slices light wheat bread (I used Arnold brand, but Pepperidge Farms or a store brand would work great too)
- In a large shallow bowl (I usually use a glass pie plate), combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and spice and whisk together until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
- Mist a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and bring to medium-low to medium heat. Dip each side of a piece of bread into your egg/pumpkin mixture to coat and then shake off any excess mixture. Place the coated bread on the pan and repeat until the pan is full. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and then flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. You will likely need to do several batches – don’t forget to re-mist your griddle with cooking spray in between!
Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
4 per (2 slice) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per (2 slice) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
145 calories, 22 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 10 g protein, 7 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
slightly adapted from 5 Dollar Dinners