By the way… Have you met Shrek yet?
These two Beta fish live on my kitchen counter, (in separate bowls obviously.) They have such personalities! They talk to me every day while I am cooking in front of them. Shrek is so feisty that sometime when we are eating dinner, we will hear him rattling all of the rocks and jumping out of his bowl. He puts on a real show.
We have had these fish 10 months. I am told that is pretty long for a Beta? I will keep you posted.
In other news, it is officially Fall here in Seattle. We are still squeeking out the occasional cool sunny day, but we are getting a lot of this too: gray.
This weekend I woke up to dark and rainy and cold. This darkness will explain my tragic pictures. (It was truly SO dark! even in late morning.)
I was in the mood for comfort food for breakfast, and pumpkin French toast fit the bill.
I love my husband for running to the bakery at 7o’clock in the morning to buy a loaf of Brioche for our French toast.
This sweet buttery bread makes quite a difference- but absolutely any rustic style white bread or my very favorite challah would be delicious!
Are you tired of pumpkin yet? I hope not, because the sweet earthy flavor
is one of my very favorites, and I am not nearly done yet!
Pumpkin French Toast, makes 8 pieces
-8 slices brioche (or other rustic white bread) sliced about an inch thick.
-1 cup pumpkin
-1 ½ cups whole milk
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/8 tsp nutmeg
-butter or vegetable oil for cooking
-butter and syrup for serving
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2) Add the pumpkin, eggs, milk and spices to a 9×13” baking dish.
3) Whisk them together to a smooth batter.
4) Soak the slices of bread, 4 at a time, and flip over to coat the other side too.
5) Heat a griddle or nonstick pan and add a bit if butter or vegetable oil
6) Cook the French toast in batches until golden, 2-3 minutes on each side.
7) Put the cooked slices on a silpat or foil lined sheet pan and keep them warm in the oven while cooking the remaining French toast.
8) Serve hot with a pat of butter and hot maple syrup!Print Recipe
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This sounds absolutely lovely. Yum!
This looks delicious! I am definitely not tired of pumpkin yet this fall. I have so many pumpkin recipes I want to make still and don’t think I’ll fit them all in!
I know! me too. But there are millions and millions on the net, and I think people might get tired of hearing about pumpkin?
I am definitely not sick of pumpkin:-) This french toast looks delicious!
shut the front door!!!……….I’m in heaven! Not only am I a HUGE pumpkin fan, but french toast is one of my all time favorites! Can’t WAIT to try this!
nice enthusiasm Cheryl! lol!
Wow. This looks amazing- I love the idea of adding pumpkin to french toast! I love finding new ways to add pumpkin to my fall comfort foods. Good find! Thanks!
I think I need to make this over the weekend!
That looks delicious. I may have to try it out this weekend.
Gorgeous looking brioche and lucky you having a hubby who will pop to bakery early in the am!
My boys will love this. They want to eat pumpkin pie all year long and their favorite breakfast is French toast. So I just texted hubby to pick up some Challah on the way home!
You know I’m all Pumpkin all the time….and this….this is torture. It’s 5 p.m. and I now have to wait until tomorrow morning to make this! 🙂 It will go excellent with a Pumpkin Spice Latte too. 😉 Thanks for the amazing inspiration!! Making for sure.
I have to get on that pumpkin spice bandwagon!!
Those fish are so cute. The french toast…OMG. heavenly!
pumpkin french toast is my absolute favorite, I’d love a plateful 🙂 please
Uh… yum! Thanks so much for sharing. Will try. I <3 French toast, and <3 anything pumpkin.
We have had a beautiful fall, but fear it is all over now. 🙁 Fall and spring are way too short. But this yummy recipe looks like something to cheer us all up on this gray morning!
We are fully into fall weather and recipes, too. I made some stuffed pumpkin French toast and just loved the flavor. Your version look so easy and tasty!
i adore macrina’s brioche (scary addiction) and this looks amazing… will give it a try… x
What an amazing view you have in Seattle. Plus, what an amazing view that pumpkin french toast is! YUM.
the view sold us the house which had not been touched (except by cat pee) since the 50’s! we are very lucky- I novel at that view every day.
1. Your husband is amazing for buying 7am brioche.
2. The little feet of your daughter peering into the picture kill me!
Heather, this looks amazing and I’m so happy to discover your blog. And then to find you’re Seattle-based too…added bonus!
Looking forward to more great content!
I am a pumpkin lover! Bring on the pumpkin recipes. Have you ever made a Pumpkin Roll? I have been wanting to make one but it looks complicated.
oh! I don’t know what that is! I will look into it 🙂
I’m so glad you talk to your fish. I have a nine year old goldfish. He behaves similarly, but at that age we should indulge them right?
nine years old!!!!
Yummy!! I may have to try this one of these days.
I love that picture of your ‘little whisker’ – what a perfect seat for perfect help!!! Oh… and the recipe was superb!!!! A very yummy breakfast for a batch of sleep over girls!!!!
Every time I make this it never cooks through the bread. What am I doing wrong? It tastes wonderful, but the inside is mushy. :-/
I would just have to recommend cooking it longer Emily- You can just cook it at a lower temperature and for longer.
This has become a family favorite that my kids request all the time! I just stopped by to say thanks!
Thank you Corey! love to hear what works well for your family!