There was a little diner near where we used to live that served amazing French toast. I am not a big fan of the soggy white bread French toast but this French toast was made with all different kinds of breads. Brioche, sweet breads such as cinnamon roll or pecan bread. Even savory breads were made into French toast. I have been thinking quite a bit about that French toast lately.
When we made this pumpkin bread yesterday I knew it would be perfect for some French toast. The recipe for pumpkin bread (click here for recipe) made two loaves so I saved one especially for dinner.
This was amazing! It was flavorful and sweet. We put butter and pure maple syrup over the French toast but it would also be delicious with powdered sugar or even a drizzle of sweet cream cheese frosting! Yummm!
Serve this with a side of fruit to complete the meal if you like.
- 1 large loaf pumpkin bread (see recipe link above), sliced into 12 equal slices
- 4 -5 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- butter for cooking
- butter, syrup, powdered sugar, or cream cheese drizzle as desired for serving
- Prepare by turning to keep warm or lowest possible setting. Place a glass plate in the oven to hold cooked French toast to keep warm.
- Mix eggs and milk on a plate until well blended.
- Place a pat or two of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter.
- Dip each slice of pumpkin bread in the egg batter letting the excess drip off. Place slices in pan until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook to golden brown on the other side. Remove slices to oven to keep warm until all are done.
- Serve hot with choice of toppings.