Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin French Toast

A couple of weeks ago, when we were camping in Idaho,
we ate this delicious breakfast that my adorable friend Janis made.
It's mostly made the night before and sits in the fridge until you're ready to bake it the next morning.
It has a nice, crunchy streusel top and just a hint of pumpkin in each serving.
She served it with buttermilk syrup and whipped cream
And it was delish!
So good I had to make one for myself when we got home.
I even shared it with the Mister!  (and a couple of neighbors too!)

So here is the yummy recipe that will make your house smell great
and I'm pretty sure you'll like to eat it too.
Pumpkin French Toast
1 loaf french bread (she used french and raisin cinnamon bread)
6 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbs vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray
Put chunked french bread in pan.
In a large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients, pour over chunked bread.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
Streusel Topping
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
Mix together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cut in butter until mixture lookes like cornmeal.
Sprinkle topping over french toast evenly just before baking.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh my, I'm drooling now! I love pumpkin. Your pumpkin french toast looks delicious!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh my, that sounds and looks sooooo yummy....thanks for sharing, Blessings Francine.

Scrap for Joy said...

I don't know which I love more...the thought of that delicious looking/sounding French toast or your cute red polka dot baking dish!

Karen Mortensen said...

Looks wonderful.

Kerin said...

That's one that I need to try!
Thanks for sharing the recipe, and the drool-worthy pictures :)

Happy weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

This sounds like a keeper! I'm pinning it right now and trying it soon! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe:>)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I can smell it from here!!! YUUUUM, I love anything with that topping!