Wondering what to service to a location afloat of guests this vacation season? I’ve got you.
This Pumpkin French Toast Casserole is astir to marque your location odor amazing, portion filling bare greeting bellies with warm, cozy French toast goodness that you tin assemble the nighttime before. Every constituent came from Trader Joe’s, truthful it makes buying a breeze. No TJ’s nearby? Most market stores should person what you need!
Not persuaded yet to marque Pumpkin French Toast Casserole?
Here’s a sneak peek of this warm, bubly casserole close retired of the oven.
The blessing of an overnight recipe
Yes, “food is love,” during the holidays, but it should besides beryllium astir prime clip spent with household and friends. That’s wherefore we each request immoderate simple, filling and make-ahead recipes to provender a afloat location without being a enslaved to the kitchen.
Enter this delicious Pumpkin French Toast Casserole that delights crowds and comes unneurotic rapidly and easily. The keys to making this a meal masterpiece are
- Finding a good sturdy bread that you let to get a small stale (the little moisture successful the bread, the amended it soaks up the custard goodness) and
- Assembling the nighttime earlier to fto it each travel unneurotic earlier baking
Prepping the meal casserole the nighttime earlier saves truthful overmuch clip successful the greeting since each you person to bash is bake, chopped and serve.
Trust maine erstwhile I say…just marque it ahead.
While it’s baking you tin scramble up immoderate eggs, fry up immoderate bacon and marque ample pots of java to circular retired the repast for a large crew.
Alternatively, if you’re conscionable making it for yourself oregon a tiny family, the leftovers prevention good and lone request a speedy reheat!
Whether it’s October, November oregon December (and c’mon, we inactive emotion each things pumpkin into January and February erstwhile it’s inactive acold outside), pumpkin conscionable feels close to service each passim vacation season. There’s thing astir the cozy spices and aromas that capable an full location that makes pumpkin recipes truthful irresistible this clip of year.
Tips to maestro this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Flavor: Every wound of this French toast meal casserole tastes similar cinnamon rotation bites joined pumpkin pie. Adding the crumb topping and pecans marque it particularly satisfying.
Texture: The texture resembles breadstuff pudding, which means a heavy and dense result (but the cardinal is the stale bread!) Your casserole mightiness crook retired a small bedewed and soggy alternatively than compact and sturdy if you skip the measurement of allowing the breadstuff to get stale. To bash so, simply chopped the breadstuff into cubes and permission retired for a day.
Substitutions: Feel escaped to substitute a sourdough baguette oregon sturdy gluten-free baguette. For a little carb option, usage Lakanto Monk Fruit Granular Sweetener, oregon adjacent Allulose. If you’re good with sugar, drawback a container of brownish sweetener oregon coconut sugar.
You tin sub successful immoderate benignant of milk: regular, coconut oregon oat. This look does necessitate eggs, truthful determination isn’t a vegan enactment (or 1 that I’ve tested anyway).
Ease: If you’ve ne'er made an overnight casserole, you’ll beryllium thrilled to observe however elemental the process is. Unlike regular French toast, you request not basal implicit the stove cooking each idiosyncratic portion of bread. Instead, everything gets assembled successful a casserole crockery the nighttime earlier work and sleeps (and soaks successful the goodness) portion you do!
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
- 14 oz Challah oregon sourdough baguette
- 2 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 cup packed brownish sweetener (or Monk Fruit sweetener)
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tsp pumpkin pastry spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract oregon vanilla legume paste
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup packed brownish sweetener oregon monk fruit
- 1 tsp pumpkin pastry spice
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (optional for serving)
- Cube the breadstuff and permission retired overnight to get stale. When ready, overgarment a 9-by-13-inch solid baking crockery with cooking spray and adhd the breadstuff pieces.
- Add the milk, pumpkin, sugar, eggs, pumpkin spice and vanilla to a ample vessel and whisk well. Pour implicit the breadstuff pieces and screen with foil for 4 hours to overnight to soak up the liquid.
- Heat an oven to 350°F. erstwhile acceptable to bake. While the oven heats, marque the crumb topping, or, marque it the nighttime earlier and refrigerate.
- Add the acold food and chopped with a pastry cutter oregon fork. Add the almond flour, sugar, and pumpkin pastry spice and premix well. Add pecans, if using. Sprinkle implicit the casserole portion the food is inactive precise cold. Bake for 20 minutes. Pull retired and screen with foil and cook for 30 further minutes.
- Remove from oven, chopped into 10 squares, and apical with syrup, if desired.
Let maine cognize if you effort this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole!
This look couldn’t beryllium easier to marque and tastes similar you slaved each time making it! Just retrieve to usage stale breadstuff and soak the casserole for astatine slightest 4 hours (though overnight is adjacent better)!
If you’re a pumpkin fan, beryllium definite to cheque retired our ace casual Trader Joe’s fudgy brownies too!