This is a family favorite that we have enjoyed for years. My husband and I had a weekend getaway for our five year anniversary. We had a great time visiting the San Diego Beaches, enjoying live music at Balboa Park and dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter. Before we headed home, we had to find a great breakfast spot. We love a great breakfast. We ended up going to a restaurant called the Breakfast Republic. They served these huge French toast topped with fresh strawberries. It was divine.
Once we were home, we reminisced about the crazy french toast. I decided to recreate it for our kiddos.
This Pumpkin French Toast is one of the renditions of the recipe we have enjoyed for years. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon clove
dash of salt
1 cup coconut milk
juice of 1/2 lemon
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into a bowl.
Slice bread into 4 thick slices and quickly dip both sides of bread and place on griddle. Bake each side for 2-3 min.
******Make sure not to let the bread sit in the egg mixture. It will get soggy and ruin the finished product. You simply need to quickly dip and flip the bread and dip again.*******
To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven
Apple Maple Compote
6 apples sliced
2 tablespoons butter
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon maple extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place all ingredients (except maple and vanilla extract) in a medium stock pot and bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove pot from heat and let cool.
Stir in vanilla and maple extract.
- 2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon clove
- dash of salt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- juice of ½ lemon
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into a bowl.
- Slice bread into 4 thick slices and dip both sides of bread and place on griddle. Bake each side for 2-3 min.
- To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven