Insanely Easy Pumpkin French Toast

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I have an addiction, and it’s commonly known as horror movie-itis. And now that Halloween is just 2 days away, I’m binging as much as possible. As in, the only thing I can have on when I’m home is something scary. But this is not news to anyone who knows me, I’ve been addicted to “being scared” since I was 5 years old.

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As much as I love horror movies, scary decorations and haunted stories, I will not step into a haunted house, real or fake. In fact, we bought tickets to a haunted house, drove there and then I couldn’t go in. I mean, I could watch The Shining and Nightmare on Elm Street 15 times in one day, but can’t walk into a haunted house.

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That’s something for my therapist, I s’pose. But I do have these dreams of being on one of those ghost hunters shows. You know the ones I’m talking about, where they take this “serious” looking equipment into haunted asylums and try to talk to the ghosts of the past. Even though I’d probably need to be heavily xanaxed, the thought of staying overnight in some massively haunted asylum is kind of enticing.

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So maybe that’s my calling, be the next “Ghost Hunter” on SyFy. Actually, let me rethink that. Maybe I should just stick to my original calling, making delicious recipes like this insanely easy pumpkin french toast while I have ridiculous horror movies on in the background.

That sounds so much safer and doesn’t involve the demons and ghosts of old psycho doctors and demented patients.

Insanely Easy Pumpkin French Toast

perfect french toast with pumpkin


Serves about 4.
Prep time: 8 – 10 minutes
Cook time: About 6 – 8 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 loaf of Italian bread
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Low-fat whipped cream


  1. Slice the italian bread into thick slices, about 8 – 10 pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, cream and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Melt the butter into a large skillet over medium high heat. Liberally dredge each slice of bread into the bowl to evenly coat. Place in the butter and cook until browned or golden on both sides, about 3 – 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Stack the french toast and drizzle with maple syrup. Add whipped cream for garnish.

Nutritional information per serving (about 2 slices):

Calories: 224.5
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 19.5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 9.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    Pumpkin anything + French Toast= Amazing
  2. Posted by Lana@NeverEnoughThyme on
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    I don't "do" anything scary. Never have. So this time of year is not for me. However, this French Toast definitely is! How absolutely delicious!
  3. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    love this time of year
  4. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    Hello beautiful! Now this is a perfect fall breakfast!
  5. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    What a perfect breakfast! I HATE haunted houses and by hate I mean I love/hate them. I'll do it, but I scream the entire time, so I feel bad for whoever has to go with me. If you like scary, you have have HAVE to watch America Horror Story (the TV show). It's so freaking freaky!
  6. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    Horror movies are my favorite genre! I just wish there were some better ones out there. And this French toast?! With pumpkin? YES! :D
  7. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    I can't watch scary movies and by scary I mean, even tv shows like Criminal Minds. My hubby hates that I won't watch these things with him but I can't help it, they stick with me forever just like when I was a teen watching Freddy Crougar! I can still picture those horrible claws~ P.S. I love the pumpkin french toast!
  8. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    This is basically pumpkin pie for breakfast--who can resist?
  9. Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
    We are so the same person. I love love love scary movies! But actually stepping foot in a haunted house scares me. Either way, I'll also stick to this french toast. Send me your leftovers! :)
  10. Posted by Rose | The Clean Dish on
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    We're doing the same over at our house - it's all scary movies and TV special until Halloween this week! Your French toast looks mouthwatering :)
  11. Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    I love this version of pumpkin french guilt-free!
  12. Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    I love how custardy this french toast looks!
  13. Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    I used to LOVE horror movies and now I can't tolerate them at all! Even seeing a commercial for one disturbs me. Funny how things change, huh?
    What delicious french toast - that is always my breakfast food of choice :)
  14. Posted by Melanie on
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    Everything about this looks wonderful. So perfect for this time of year. Love pumpkin.
  15. Posted by Marjory @ Dinner-Mom on
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    I love this easy recipe! We are a house divided. Half love all things scary. The other half are all romance and comedy. I end up going both ways to keep the peace!
  16. Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    Huh, I have never tried making French toast w Italian bread (kind of funny when you think about the 2 names, lol) I always use Challah (again funny (French and Jewish combined, lol). This looks so delicious!! Nothing like a great French toast to start the day off right!
  17. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    This is heavenly. Makes me wish I was at your house for breakfast.
  18. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Friday, October 31st, 2014
    Guuuuurl! I love me some French toast...yum!