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Pumpkin French Toast with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

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Pumpkin French Toast is a delicious brunch recipe! If you make a recipe that leaves you with leftover pumpkin puree, this delectable, seasonal French toast is a great way to use it!!!

Pumpkin French Toast - A decadent breakfast treat with all the fabulous autumnal flavors of pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin French Toast

I baked up a Pumpkin Toffee Coffeecake for a brunch last month. It only utilized 1 cup of pumpkin puree so, once again, I had a partial can left over. Though I would love a grab and go breakfast like these tempting Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies, the picky hubby only eats his oats in old fashioned oatmeal.  He also snubs all my pumpkin recipes, except our annual Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie. I wasn’t optimistic about his response when I decided to make this pumpkin French toast. A small batch was required under the circumstances.

Pumpkin French Toast | A decadent breakfast treat with all the fabulous autumnal flavors of pumpkin pie!

Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Smothered in maple syrup and topped with a dollop of dreamy mascarpone whipped cream, I made a pumpkin convert out of Bill with the French toast. I thought the flavor was magnificent as well! Redolent with autumnal spices, pumpkin French toast would be a perfect breakfast for your Thanksgiving company.

Just pick up a loaf of challah and some half and half (yes, you can use milk, but for a special treat, go the extra mile!). If you love pumpkin pie and French toast, I guarantee you’ll adore this glorious breakfast treat as much as we did! Plus a generous spoonful of creamy topping makes for an elegant presentation.

Pumpkin French Toast | A decadent breakfast treat with all the fabulous autumnal flavors of pumpkin pie!

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Pumpkin French Toast | A decadent breakfast treat with all the fabulous autumnal flavors of pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin French Toast

A marvelous French Toast recipe with all the wonderful flavors of a pumpkin pie!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Yield 2 servings


  • 4 slices of bread, sliced about 1/2-inch thick, challah preferred
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup half and half (milk may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • A grate or two of fresh nutmeg or pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Butter, to saute French toast


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cream

To serve:

  • Maple syrup


  1. Whisk together egg, half and half, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and spices in a shallow dish.
  2. Heat butter in saute pan.
  3. Dip bread in pumpkin mixture, then flip and dip other side.
  4. Add to saute pan and cook until lightly browned, flip and repeat on other side.
  5. Make mascarpone cream by beating all ingredients together until firm peaks form.
  6. To serve, top with maple syrup and a dollop of mascarpone whipped cream.


This recipe easily doubles or triples!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g


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22 comments on “Pumpkin French Toast with Mascarpone Whipped Cream”

  1. This Franch Toast sounds perfect for this season!!!

  2. This look amazing Lizzy !!

  3. Believe it or not, but I am not much of a pumpkin fan. My hubby likes it though so I can see myself making this recipe over the weekend. I have a partial can of pumpkin purée in the freezer from a previous recipe test I did, great way to use it up.

  4. OK I adore this, I am a huge french toast fan, throw in some pumpkin and delicious mascarpone, I want lol.

  5. Is it breakfast time yet?! This looks absolutely amazing. The perfect way to start any day! ….or end it, nothing wrong with a little brinner, right?

  6. I do love pumpkin and French toast! This looks delightful.

  7. Yum, I would love this and my hubby would too. I never thought of making pumpkin French toast, wonderful recipe!

  8. Hi Liz, oh I saw this on instagram yesterday and does it ever look delicious, perfect for this time of year.

  9. Any time you can convert Bill, I’m immediately impressed! 🙂 These look great. Matt is going to be home next week through Thanksgiving and this looks like a fine time to try this out with my leftover pumpkin from various projects. Photos, as always, outstanding.

  10. The weather is still behaving like summer here. So I’ve decided to visit cooler weather blogs and ooggle the pumpkin treats. You know what Kevin Costner said. “Cook it and it will come”! Or something like that. GREG

  11. This toast looks amazing – I bet even Bill would love this for brekky.

  12. This french toast looks absolutely amazing, Liz! So glad Bill loved it too! The pumpkin is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving!

  13. I don’t have to be convinced, I know I’d love this. And that whipped cream truly takes it over the top!

  14. I’ve made several pumpkin desserts and always ended up with leftover puree. Thankfully, you have given us a delicious way to use it. This is more like dessert and dessert for breakfast is alright with me!

  15. OUT
    this WORLD. OMGggosh.

  16. How clever is this?! Sounds amazing!

  17. What a dreamy breakfast, Liz! This is just what I want to wake up to tomorrow!

  18. Fantabulous idea! Imagine the challah was the perfect complement to the pumpkin (accented with the autumn spice!) #Yum!

  19. I can’t stop thinking about this dish, I really have to make this soon 🙂

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