Baked Pumpkin French Toast with Pecan Streusel Topping

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Hi friends! Welcome to Pumpkin Week!

Pumpkin really has made a name for itself. With the exception of maybe summer fruits, I really can’t think of any specific food that I anticipate so much. Pumpkin is practically synonymous with the holiday season and all the excitement that comes with it.

So let’s indulge and have a pumpkin week, shall we? I’ve got three scrumptious recipes this week that I think you’ll enjoy.

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I was scrolling through Pinterest, hoping to spark some pumpkin recipe ideas, when it hit me like a brick on the head – baked french toast!

Simple to prepare and slightly indulgent – bingo!

This recipe is whipped up the night before so all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven for 30 minutes. I may or may not have crawled back in bed while it was baking…

Baked Pumpkin French Toast with Pecan Streusel Topping; Recipe or Not

For the Pumpkin French Toast:

  • 8-10 slices of bread, cut into one inch pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk of choice
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves

For the Pecan Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 3/4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 T. cold butter
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

The Prep:

The Night Before: Butter an 8×8 baking dish and place the pieces of bread in the dish. Whisk together the eggs, milk, canned pumpkin, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour the whole mixture over the bread, covering the bread evenly. If needed, gently toss the bread around in the dish to make sure all pieces are coated. Cover and place in the fridge. Next, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a separate bowl for the streusel topping. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly and all chunks of butter have been mixed in. Stir in the pecans, cover, and store in the fridge. 

The Next Morning: Preheat the oven to 350°. Uncover the french toast and evenly cover with the pecan streusel topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!

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