I love French toast! And I love Autumn, so why not combine pumpkin & spice to my French toast? Sounds reasonable to me!
I had a loaf of Italian bread…..yea making “French” toast with “Italian” bread, I’m silly that way!! I sliced half the loaf about ½” thick. I like to let the bread sit on the counter so it can start to dry out a little while I prepare the batter.
In a bowl place 3 eggs and whip them a little. Add ½ cup of milk or half and half, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, a dash of salt, ground cloves and nutmeg. Mix together well and then add 3 HEAPING tablespoons (or a ¼ cup) of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie although I’m sure it would work). Blend well.
Here comes the fun part, soak the bread, bathe it in that wonderful pumpkin batter! Let the bread absorb but not get mushy, and then toss it in a preheated pan. I usually do a medium low heat and flip the toast numerous times to make sure if gets heated thru completely and toasted nicely.
With this batter I was able to make about 7 or 8 slices of toast. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, your favorite syrup and a very tall glass of ice cold milk!
Enjoy and live well my friends!