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.
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Pumpkin French Toast
Source: slightly adapted from 5 Dollar Dinners
3 large eggs
½ cup skim milk
¾ cup canned pumpkin
1 t pumpkin pie spice
10 slices light wheat bread (I used Arnold brand, but Pepperidge Farms or a store brand would work great too)
1. 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.
2. 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!
Optional Serving Ideas: I did not include any toppings in the recipe (or the nutrition info) because I know everyone likes their French toast different. Whether you want to top these with maple syrup, butter, whipped cream, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, fruit, light syrup, or chocolate chips, the choice is yours!
Yields 5 (2 slice) servings. WW P+: 4 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per 2 slice serving from myfitnesspal.com: 145 calories, 22 g carbs, 4 g fat, 10 g protein, 7 g fiber