Pumpkin French Toast!

I promised pumpkin spice French toast was in your future. I delivered.

While grocery shopping on Sunday, I discovered stocked shelves of cans of pumpkin. We’re mid-way thru September and it was chilly yesterday, I think it’s time we embraced the pumpkin!

First step was to heat the pan. This “special” pan is meant for paninis, but it makes awesome French toast. I gathered all of my ingredients into a pretty picture for your eyes only.

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Into the bowl went an egg- the yolk adds nice texture and ties everything together- a quarter cup of almond milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla, and a quarter cup of pumpkin- it’s a vegetable! All swirled together, we get this autumn-inspired, colorful concoction.

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The spoon promptly fell victim to the mixture and I had to fish it out. Even if I make things look slick and smooth, I promise it’s not. And 9 out of 10 times, I will share this with you. Silly = better blogging.

I dipped my bread of choice- whole wheat sour dough- into the mixture, pressing it down and absorbing the goodness. Here they are after grilled up on one side.

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Notice the batter clinging to the side. My flipping skills need some work.

While the toast grilled, I took to chopping up some fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, and banana add a nice patriotic touch. Just call me international, what with French toast and an American fruit salad. Okay, that’s a stretch.

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So pretty! Except, when topped with peanut butter and jelly, it grows even prettier. I mean delicious. Food can’t be pretty, silly! Well, actually, yes it can.

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Some might say I have too much time on my hands to do this. I’m just doing a service for you.

Pumpkin French Toast:

This recipe serves one, but can be easily adapted to feed your brood.

Ingredients: egg, milk of choice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, pumpkin, bread

  1. Pre-heat pan on stove-top
  2. Crack 1 egg into large bowl
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of milk
  4. Sprinkle generous amount of cinnamon
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  6. Scoop 1/4 cup of pumpkin
  7. Combine ingredients
  8. Soak bread
  9. Grill bread
  10. Top with goodness
  11. Eat!

I’m not one to usually type up recipe cards such as shown above. It doesn’t include much detail, but the French toast doesn’t take much work. It may look and taste fancy and gourmet, but the prep is null and it really is a nutritious twist on a classic. Enjoy!

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