Hi Dolls, It is officially Pumpkin Season so to get into the spirit of Fall, I made a Pumpkin French Toast Casserole, one of my favorite things to enjoy on the weekends with a nice, hot PSL…Pumpkin Spice Latte for those who don’t know. A warm slice of this French toast casserole on a cool and brisk autumn morning, will be so comforting and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need (Custard):
1 French bread loaf
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree (not Pumpkin Pie Filling)
1 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1.) Cut the entire loaf of French bread into cubes and add them to a buttered baking dish. If you want your casserole slices to be thick, use a deeper dish.
Sidenote: You can use what ever type of bread you like. This is what I had on hand so it’s what I used. If the bread is a little stale, it would actually work better for absorbing the custard.
2.) With the exception of the French bread, add all of the wet ingredients, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and sugar to a bowl.
3.) Whisk until the ingredients are well combined.
4.) Pour custard mixing all over the cubed French bread until each piece is coated.
5.) Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the Pecan Streusel that will go on top before baking.
Here’s what you will need (Pecan Streusel):
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1.) The making of this streusel couldn’t be easier. Simply put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
2.) Add the streusel to the top of your casserole and bake it at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes.
You will smell all of the yumminess that is this Pumpkin French toast casserole as it bakes. It will remind you of a Bath & Body Works fall candle. Once it’s done, let it cool a bit and serve it warm with a nice drizzle of syrup, whipped cream, or by itself. It is that tasty. The pecan streusel on the top is my favorite part. It really takes the dish up a notch!
This is such a wonderful dish to prepare during this time of year. When you think of Fall comfort foods for the breakfast category, this will always be one of mine. I plan to make it again on Thanksgiving morning! If you decide to give this Pumpkin French toast casserole a try, let me know! I’d love to know how it turns out for you. Happy cooking!