A FESTIVE, FALL MAKE AHEAD BREAKFAST! PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
I always go back and forth between wanting a sweet and a savory breakfast. I just want both…all.the.time. This Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole has recently been one of my favorite slightly sweet casseroles to make on cool fall weekend mornings. And while we’re all starting to think about Thanksgiving dinner and holiday treats, there is one meal that you might not have covered yet…BREAKFAST.
This Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole is the ultimate holiday morning meal. It is quick to put together, can be assembled the night before, and doesn’t require standing over a griddle all morning. It has the perfect pumpkin spice flavor and deliciously cozy custardy texture. The perfect dish to serve at your next holiday breakfast or brunch!
Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole
- 4 eggs
- 1 can pure pumpkin
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1/2 cup Chobani Oat Pumpkin Spice Creamer
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 loaf Dave's Killer "Raisin The Roof" Bread
- 1/4 cup pecans optional
- 1/2 cup raisins optional
Oat Crumble Topping
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, milk, creamer, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Pour 1/4 cup of pumpkin mixture into bottom of 9×13 pan.
- Slice loaf of bread into 1-inch cubes. Place bread cubes into 9×13 pan. If using pecans and raisins, sprinkle them on top of the bread cubes.
- Pour the rest of the pumpkin mixture over top of the bread cubes.
- Cover your pan with a lid, foil, or plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
- When you are ready to bake it, preheat the oven to 350F. While oven preheats, set the Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole on the counter.
- Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
- While casserole is baking, combine oat crumble ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- After 30 minutes, take casserole out of the oven and sprinkle oat crumble on top.
- Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the middle of the casserole no longer jiggles and the edges of the casserole are lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes. This will also make it easier to cut.
- Top with plain Greek yogurt, fruit, nut butter, chopped nuts, or maple syrup. Enjoy!
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- Eggs – Following a vegan diet? No problem! You can simply make a flax egg. For 1 “egg”, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
- Pumpkin – You don’t want to leave this out! Be sure to buy pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. In addition to the flavor and texture, pumpkin is full of nutrition! It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin A, E, & C, which can help with immunity. Crucial around this time of year!
- Oat Milk – Any milk will work! Almond, cashew, soy, cow’s milk…this list goes on and on.
- Chobani Oat Pumpkin Spice Creamer – No, I am not an affiliate, I just really love this product! This creamer adds both thickness and some added flavorings from the pumpkin spice. Can’t find it? Feel free to use any pumpkin spice creamer alternative or simply add another 1/2 cup of milk.
- Maple Syrup – Any pure maple syrup will work, but you can also use another sweetener such as honey.
- Extra Flavorings/Spices – In this recipe I used vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Three ingredients that are simple and common in many households!
- Dave’s Killer “Raisin The Roof” Bread – This brand is my go-to! It is power-packed with organic whole grain nutrition. Again, I am not an affiliate. I just love this product as well! Feel free to use any bread of choice. The raisins add an extra texture/taste, but a simple whole grain bread would be just fine too!
- Pecans / Raisins – Optional, but so good! Since this Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole is soft and custardy, the pecans and raisins add a nice additional texture. Any nut or dried fruit can also be used!
- Oat Crumble Topping – Made with old fashioned oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and maple syrup, this crumble adds the perfect final touch to this recipe!
Step One: combine eggs, pumpkin, milk, creamer, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Step Two: Pour 1/4 cup of pumpkin mixture into bottom of 9×13 pan.
Step three: Slice loaf of bread into 1-inch cubes. Place bread cubes into 9×13 pan. If using pecans and raisins, sprinkle them on top.
Step Four: Pour the rest of the pumpkin mixture over top of the bread cubes.
Step Five: Bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350F. Top with oat crumble and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.
Step Six: Top with plain Greek yogurt, fruit, nut butter, chopped nuts, or maple syrup. Enjoy!
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