Pumpkin Spice French Toast

photo of Pumpkin Spice French Toast on a plate

Remember that super soft pumpkin bread I made? I thought it would be perfect for some pumpkin French toast, so I saved a whole loaf just for French toast.

It came out even better than I had hoped. The bread was so soft and full of spices after being heated on the pan and tasted absolutely heavenly encrusted in the custard base. Drizzle it with some pure maple syrup … and sigh.
photo of two slices of Pumpkin Spice French Toast on a plate
Making this invoked memories of my childhood. As a kid I didn’t love French toast. My mom made it with sliced store bought sandwich bread and some beaten eggs, with some sprinkled sugar. I didn’t hate it, but I preferred pancakes and omelets instead. I fell in love with French toast when I started ordering it at restaurants and discovered all the richer versions like using thick slices of brioche.

FH took one bite and really really loved these. He finished off most of the plate.
Pumpkin Spice French Toast

You can find the bread recipe here.

For the French toast custard, I used a recipe by Alton Brown.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

You can make French toast with all kinds of different bread, but this version made with homemade pumpkin bread is one of my favorites. Use your favorite pumpkin bread recipe or check out my recipe, which is linked in the recipe notes.


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey warmed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • sliced pumpkin bread (see notes for recipe link)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. In a shallow baking dish, whisk the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt until well combined.
  2. Dip the pumpkin bread slices in the custard, coating both sides.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the French toast for about two to three minutes on each side. Serve with maple syrup.


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8 comments on “Pumpkin Spice French Toast”

  1. That is my kind of breakfast, I wouldn’t be able to share!

  2. This look so delicious! Great way to start the Halloween festivities!

  3. It must be delicious, and it has so nice colour!!!

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