Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

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Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast? Continuing with my favorite flavor of the Fall these Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?

These are so easy you’ll find yourself making a huge batch and freezing them for later. They make a perfect school morning breakfast for the kids, easy to hold, eat and even dunkable if they want to add syrup. Make a batch with an entire loaf and you can feel a small party or have 8 servings you can freeze for later!

Are you guys as excited about the holidays as I am? I think I just bought out the pumpkin department at my local Sprouts. I have had pumpkin pastries in the morning or pumpkin granola. I even tried pumpkin tamales for dinner a couple of nights ago and I am excited for even more pumpkin as the season gets underway.

Looking for more pumpkin in for your breakfast or for dessert? Try my Iced Maple Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Muffins or Pumpkin Chocolate Bread. Or if you’re looking for non pumpkin breakfast ideas, take a look at the Breakfast index!

Let the bread sit out as long as you can (I leave the sticks out overnight) or bake in a 275 degree oven for 10 minutes. Add the milk, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a bowl together and whisk until combined. Put 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan/large griddle. Dunk the bread into the custard and cook on a griddle on medium heat until browned on all sides. Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?When you’ve done all the sticks roll the sticks in your 1/2 cup of brown sugar and put back on the griddle cooking until the brown sugar is melted on all sides. Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?When the brown sugar cools it will harden. Serve with maple syrup or enjoy as is!Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?

Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?
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Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 large French Bread loaf (cut into 1" sticks, mine was 20 oz.)
  • 1 2/3 cup milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Let the bread sit out as long as you can (I leave the sticks out overnight) or bake in a 275 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a bowl together and whisk until combined.
  3. Put 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan/large griddle.
  4. Dunk the bread into the custard and cook on a griddle on medium heat until browned on all sides.
  5. When you've done all the sticks roll the sticks in your 1/2 cup of brown sugar and put back on the griddle cooking until the brown sugar is melted on all sides.
  6. When the brown sugar cools it will harden.
  7. Serve with maple syrup or enjoy as is!

Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?

Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?
Brûléed Pumpkin French Toast Sticks. French bread soaked in a pumpkin egg custard flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla is cooked on a griddle, then rolled in brown sugar and cooked a second time to caramelize the surface. Who needs syrup when you have crispy brown sugar on your French toast?
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