You will be wowed on the first bite! This Pumpkin Pecan Brioche French Toast is thick layers of brioche bread that are soaked in a rich pumpkin egg custard, cooked to golden perfection, and topped with crunchy pecans, butter and maple syrup! Make this for a special weekend breakfast!
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Brioche bread is made with enriched dough and tastes buttery. It is perfect for making French Toast. Here’s what it looks like in case you are unfamiliar with it.
You’ll want to make the bread stale first. This helps it to not get soggy.
However, you may be asking yourself “Can I make this recipe without brioche bread?” You may have all the ingredients except for the brioche.
The answer is yes but, do get the brioche next time you go to the market or order it on Amazon (affiliate links) with the links above.
Doesn’t it look amazing? It tastes amazing too.
Pumpkin Brioche French Toast
The full, printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.
- 4 thick slices of brioche bread
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin puree (unseasoned)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- butter and maple syrup (optional)
First, leave the bread slices out on the counter overnight, upright and leaning against something so air is exposed to both sides to make it stale.
Then, in a shallow bowl, add eggs and whisk them until the egg yolks and whites are well combined.
Moreover, this recipe is super delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving morning or any fall morning.
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Pumpkin Pecan Brioche French Toast
- First, leave the bread slices out on the counter overnight, upright and leaning against something so air is exposed to both sides to make it stale.
- Then, in a shallow bowl, add eggs and whisk them until the egg yolks and whites are well combined.
- Then, add milk and stir.
- Next, add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
- Then, place one piece of brioche bread into the egg mixture and let it soak on each side for about one minute.
- Next, add an oil spray to a hot griddle or frying pan. Cook on each side for 4 minutes or until browned.
- Then, repeat previous two steps until all bread slices are cooked. Serve with chopped pecans, butter (optional) and maple syrup (optional.)