Pumpkin French toast is the perfect fall breakfast

Pumpkin french toast on white plate

French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. It’s so easy to make, and it feels like you’re getting away with eating dessert for the first meal of the day. Of course, you can never go wrong with classic French toast, but there are lots of yummy variations on this breakfast staple.

If you’re hunting for a seasonal twist, look no further than pumpkin French toast. You’re already drinking pumpkin spice lattes, chowing down on pumpkin pie and getting your hands on anything else pumpkin-flavored you can find, so why not add some pumpkin to your French toast?

The basis for this autumnal breakfast is some pumpkin puree and good brioche bread. The recipe from Delish also includes pumpkin butter for the topping. Yum!

Baked Apple French Toast

On the other hand, if you’re the type to choose apple pie over pumpkin pie any day, you’re going to love this baked apple French toast recipe from Once Upon A Chef.

Because it can be made ahead, it would be a great option for tossing in the oven on a holiday morning. And if you’ve already accepted that this isn’t the lightest of breakfasts, why not go all in and top it with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream?


Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Bake

Another easy breakfast (you use cinnamon rolls straight from the can for this recipe!) that includes a spin on French toast is this cinnamon pecan French toast bake from Cooking and Beer. The rich, sweet, spicy aroma from this treat baking in the oven would be enough to get everyone in the house up and out of bed.


Nutella French Toast Casserole

And while this recipe for Nutella french toast casserole isn’t exactly fall-specific, do you really need a season as an excuse to indulge in Nutella? Add it to a loaf of challah bread, vanilla almond milk, butter, bananas and brown sugar, and you can’t go wrong with this breakfast treat. Plus, this recipe from I Can Cook That has an added bonus: You make it in the slow cooker and it really doesn’t get any easier than that!


Pumpkin Muffins

Of course, you could always skip the French toast and opt for another breakfast favorite — muffins. We’re particularly smitten with these seasonal pumpkin muffins from Kirbie’s Cravings. Plus, they only require four ingredients, which makes them a clear winner for mornings when you want to whip something up fast.


These are all making us hungry! Do you have a favorite French toast recipe?

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Kate Streit
Kate Streit lives in Chicago. She enjoys stand-up comedy, mystery novels, memoirs, summer and pumpkin spice anything. Visit Scripps News to see more of Kate's work.

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