Over the fall baking season we stocked up on a lot of pumpkin puree. Hey, who doesn’t like baked pumpkin items and going overboard didn’t seem like a bad idea at all. Pumpkin pie, scones, whoopie pies, and breads, oh how we love pumpkin bread. While cruising Pinterest we found this really delicious recipe for pumpkin bread from The Frugal Girls. By delicious I mean we ate the two loaves that the recipe makes over the course of the day… poof all gone. So we decided to share this recipe with you, but we also decided to up the ante a bit for a breakfast by making it a french toast. This would be delicious on Christmas morning, or any morning…
Steph: I’m making that pumpkin bread again!
Danny: Again…? We just ate them.
S: Yes, again but I have an idea. Lets slice them up and make french toast for breakfast.
D: O..M..G that sounds delicious.
S: I know right! Okay I’ll make the egg mixture. Eggs…a bit of milk, a dash of vanilla.. oh no a lot of cinnamon fell into it… Like a lot.
D: Hahaha. Don’t worry it should come out alright anyways.
S: It looks like cinnamon with just a bit of eggs.
D: It’ll be okay don’t worry.
*Proceeds to make the French Toast*
S: Why did I worry at all.. This is AMAZING!
- 2 cups pure pumpkin
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
- ⅔ cup water
- 4 eggs
- 3⅓ cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1.5 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbs milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- dash of vanilla
- Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, water, and eggs in large mixing bowl until well combined.
- In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well, then gradually pour into large bowl of pumpkin mixture. Stir well to combine completely.
- Spray TWO 9×5 Non-stick loaf pans with non stick cooking spray.
- Pour mixture evenly into loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 55 minutes, or until done and a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
- Let them cool and cut into an inch thick slices
- Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon together
- Dredge slices into egg mixture until the slices are coated
- Butter a heated pan, and cook until golden brown on both sides
- Serve with powder sugar, maple syrup or both and enjoy