Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Have I mentioned that I LOVE FALL? I know that the beginning of September isn’t Fall yet, but ARGH, hurry! I can’t wait for the weather to turn crisp, for the leaves to change, and for the color explosion.

Love it or hate it, Pumpkin Spice everything dominates Fall. While it’s not technically Fall yet, I can’t resist indulging once in a while in this flavorful phenomenon that marks an entire season. This morning I made some pretty awesome pumpkin spice French toast.

Usually, I’m all about time intensive, complicated recipes. Hey, I love to cook. But mornings are not those times. I have two starving boys who aren’t exactly morning people, and I don’t function properly until I’ve had at least two cups of coffee.

This recipe is easy and so quick to make. Perfect for… erm.. not morning people.

Tip: French toast is best with homemade, thick cut bread. I used my 5 minute bread for this recipe.

Like I said, this is a quick, simple recipe, so I used minimal ingredients here.


6 slices thick cut bread

2/3 cup milk

2 eggs

1 tsp pumpkin spice*

1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping of choice


Heat lightly oiled, nonstick pan on medium high.

Mix the milk, eggs, spices, and vanilla in a wide bowl. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, and let soak for a few seconds. Then place in heated pan. Cook until golden on each side and plate.

Now you can top with anything you like! I stuck with what my mom always topped mine with, a dusting heaping pile of powdered sugar!

* Pumpkin spice recipe (yields 1/4 cup):

4 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon nutmeg

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