Since Halloween is right around the corner, we were thinking what sorts of pumpkin goodies we could make this weekend. This pumpkin pie french toast recipe from cooking with my kid looks to be the perfect thing to start the day off on Sunday for Halloween!
So, what kind of treats will you be cooking up this weekend for Halloween?
Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Prep Time: 45 to 1 hour
Cooking Time: 30 to 40 mins
5 or 6 thick slices challah
3 eggs + 2 egg whites (alt: 4 eggs)*
1 cup lowfat milk (alt: half and half)*
1/4 cup maple syrup (alt: 1/2 cup maple syrup)*
1 cup 100% pure canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
powdered sugar for dusting
maple syrup for serving
Cut each slice of challah in half and then in quarters. Set aside. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Spray a 9 inch square baking pan with baking spray and assemble one layer of challah fitting it in like puzzle pieces. Then assemble another layer directly on top of the first. Pieces don’t have to fit perfectly, but it helps if they are all laying flat. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread being sure that it seeps into every crevice and covers each piece of bread up top. It will look like you’ve got too much liquid. Don’t worry, as long as it’s not spilling out, you’re ok. Let the bread soak up some of the liquid for 45 minutes while you clean up and then preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking dish on the middle rack in the oven and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until the pumpkin is set and bread is brown. Cut into squares and then dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup. Makes about 6 servings.