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Happy Halloween! I can’t think of a better way to start off Halloween than with this Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Cider Syrup.
All of you trick-or-treaters and candy distributors need a good breakfast to fuel your night, right?
Yes, of course!
Okay, but in all seriousness, happiest Halloween everyone! Today has got to be one of the most fun days of the year and I’m excited, because I am actually planning to take a little bit of the night off and go for a quick round of trick-or-treating with Asher and Merle (the dog)…or at least that’s the plan as of right now. It snowed last night, but it’s not supposed to snow tonight. If it does, I’ll probably end up staying inside where it’s warm and just snapping a quick photo of Asher before she heads out.
I know, I know, lame sister. But guys when it snows at night, it’s cold, and I hate being cold, so ya.
In other related news, Asher has decided to be Hermione Granger again this year, but this time she is bringing Merle along as the Griffindor lion. Should be very interesting. I will be sure to document this all on Instagram stories, so follow along! What are your Halloween night plans? I know it’s Tuesday and we have to work in the morning, but hoping you have something fun planned. I am making this crockpot chili, and these pretzels, and hopefully watching a Halloween movie.
It’s been far too long since I shared a breakfast recipe, but it’s OK because this Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Cider Syrup was well worth the wait. I shot this french toast last week and I still cannot stop thinking about it. I’ve been sitting here, just staring at the photo for the last ten minutes trying to come up with words to describe how delicious this pumpkin french toast is, but honestly?
There are no words good enough. This french toast is everything and then some, and if I could, I’d probably make it once a week for brunch (…err okay probably more like breakfast for dinner) for the entire month of November.
It’s that good!
But then, how could anything involving brioche, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, cider, and maple not be deliciously good? It’s a winning fall combo.
And you know? I didn’t even mention the best part?
I ended up stuffing a little cream cheese inside my bread. Yes, I did. Here’s the thing, the cream cheese is totally not a must, but it is so delicious that it kind of is. I wasn’t planning on making a stuffed french toast, but I accidentally cut my bread on the seriously thick side (oops) and it just made me think I should add a little cream cheese in the middle of each slice.
Seemed like the right thing to do.
Quick recipe break down…brioche (I homemade mine using this recipe and it was incredible), soaked in an eggy, pumpkin pumpkin + pumpkin spiced batter, cooked in a sizzling hot pan, and finished with sweet cider maple syrup.
Simple, but perfect in every way.
I also added a little bourbon to my batter. And while you can omit it, I think it adds a nice hint of warm tones and really compliments the pumpkin flavor.
And the cider syrup? You might not think you need this, but you do. It just adds an extra layer of fall flavor that you really do need.
And finally? If your Halloween night doesn’t go quite as planned, make this french toast for dinner and all will be good.
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Actually? Let’s skip the candy and just do pumpkin french toast tonight? Yes, do this.
Made this recipe this morning, my son and I love it. Definitely making this again.
Happy Monday!! 👻 I am so glad this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a lot for trying it out! xT
We love this French toast! I was talking while I made it so there ended up being cinnamon in the syrup (which was super good)! The second time I made it, I only had mascarpone but that was delicious, too.
I so appreciate you giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled it was enjoyed! xTieghan