Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Recipe by Vegan Recipes and Vibes (@veganrecipesandvibes)

Vegan Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Vegan Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Yield: 3 servings | Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

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You've heard of pumpkin pie, but have you heard of pumpkin pie french toast?! This is the perfect breakfast to enjoy during the fall chilly weather with a warm cup of coffee. Please see the notes below about choosing the right type of bread before making this. Then enjoy this dairy-free, egg-free vegan pumpkin french toast!


Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of thick bread

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice*

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • Maple syrup for topping

  • Cinnamon for topping

Directions:

  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, or a griddle to 350° F.

  • If you don't have a good non-stick frying pan, melt 1 tbsp of vegan butter in the pan.

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and baking powder.

  • Dip one slice of bread in the batter until it's covered on both sides, then immediately place it in your frying pan or on your griddle.

  • Cook both sides for 2-3 minutes, or until the bread is browned.

  • Repeat with the rest of the bread.

  • Remove and serve immediately with a side of maple syrup and cinnamon.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Choosing the right bread is important. You want to use thick, dense bread, otherwise it'll become mushy in the middle. My favorite is Sara Lee's Artesano bread. For this recipe I went with Arnold's Organic Whole Grain bread which wasn't really thick enough, but it still turned out yummy!

  • I love using a really good non-stick frying pan to cut down on extra calories from butter or oil needed. I'm able to fit 2 slices of french toast in my 12" pan at a time, making this a fairly fast recipe. If you have a griddle where you can cook 3-4 slices at a time, even better!

  • If you don't have a premade blend of pumpkin pie spice, mix together 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves, a pinch of nutmeg.

  • This does not store well, so I'd recommend to enjoy it immediately.

Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)

  • Servings: 2 slices (yeilds 6 slices or 3 servings)

  • Calories: 270

  • Total Fat: 4g

  • Carbs: 52g

  • Protein: 7g

^ Nutrition facts include the ingredients listed above, except for the maple syrup topping. Nutrition facts may change slightly if different quantities or brands of ingredients are used or added.


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