Pumpkin French Toast

Published August 23, 2014. Updated October 23, 2023

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Looking for a delicious autumn breakfast? Look no further than this luxurious Pumpkin French Toast! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving morning, Christmas morning, or just a lovely fall weekend brunch. 

Pumpkin French Toast | Cooking Classy Can you really ever have too many pumpkin recipes? When fall is just around the corner, I definitely don’t think you can. Especially when it’s a decadent yet simple breakfast like this! This French toast, like all other French toast recipes, is so easy to make but gives the biggest payoff.

My whole family loved it—and I love the added nutrition the pumpkin gives.

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Pumpkin French Toast Variations

If you really wanted to splurge, you could cover them with chocolate, caramel sauce, and whipped cream for a serious breakfast treat. A French toast bar is a great idea for a fall bridal shower, baby shower, or festive brunch. Offer a variety of toppings for guests to customize their french toast—or go full dessert with ice cream on top!

If you want to make a slightly healthier or heartier French toast, you can use wheat bread (and take it easy on the syrup). You can also experiment with cottage cheese as a topping or mixed with the egg mixture to get more protein.

You can use pretty much any kind of white bread with this recipe as long as it isn’t like that flimsy, delicate sandwich bread you get at the store. You know the kind—the airy bread that compresses to nothing with a little squeeze. I’ve never been a fan of that type of bread, and it especially doesn’t work well for French toast.

If using homemade bread for this recipe, I recommend using a loaf that is a day or two old as it will absorb the custard mixture better (and it won’t end up soggy).

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Pumpkin French Toast

My favorite fall french toast! Bread slices are soaked in a simple pumpkin and spice egg mixture then cooked on a griddle until perfectly golden brown.
Servings: 9 slices
Prep15 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes



  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees (a non-stick skillet set over medium heat also works fine).
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until well combined. Pour into a shallow dish.
  • Butter griddle and dip bread into egg mixture (allowing a few seconds for it to absorb mixture. I also squeeze gently to soak the mixture to center), then rotate and coat opposite side.
  • Transfer to griddle and cook until golden brown on bottom, then lift, butter griddle once more and flip french toast to opposite side and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2257IU45%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.
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