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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole in a baking dish.

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Your favorite breakfast made the easy way! French toast bake with pumpkin and spice and my best crumb topping. You can even make it the night before!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin french toast casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 565 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree not pie filling
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice try my Homemade version
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar see note

for the crumb topping:

  • 2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons graham cracker crumbs I used plain honey
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon butter melted, cooled to room temperature
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Instructions

to make the crumb topping:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together both sugars, cinnamon, salt, graham cracker crumbs and flour. Add melted butter (cooled!) and stir everything together with a fork until coarse crumbs form.

to make the French toast bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13" x 9" baking dish.
  3. Arrange bread cubes in the dish.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and sugar.
  5. Pour pumpkin mixture over bread cubes. Gently toss to coat. If you are preparing this dish the night before, cover the dish at this point with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, let the dish sit on the counter for 15 minutes, to come to room temperature.
  6. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumb topping.
  7. Bake 38 to 42 minutes, until top is crunchy and egg mixture is set.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  9. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't like maple syrup or simply don't have any on hand, add additional 1/4 cup of brown sugar to egg-pumpkin mixture. The bake is not sweet enough without the addition of maple syrup. While I know that most folks like to drizzle maple syrup over their French toast, I want to you to know what to expect and have options.
  2. Do not use freshly baked bread for this recipe. It is better to use stale bread (two day old) or toast the bread cubes in the oven before assembling the dish. To toast the bread: preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange bread cubes on a large baking sheet and toast for 7 to 10 minutes. Cool and use in the dish.
  3. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 565 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 693mg30%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 94g31%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 13695IU274%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.