This healthy pumpkin pie French toast bake is all you need to impress guests for an easy-to-make, cozy brunch this fall. ~Sprouted grains bread, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, pepitas~
It’s no secret that I love French toast — especially the baked kind. Moreover, I love every derivation of cinnamon on the planet: pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice… just, all the fall spices. When I combine those two loves into one? Obvious answer: pumpkin pie French toast bake.
To be completely honest, I didn’t know for sure how this would turn out. For one, I knew it would be ridiculously orange, and sometimes uniformly colored foods in a large pan look straight-up sketchy. You know, like those times in childhood when your mom tried to make a casserole out of whatever’s left in your fridge/pantry, and then calls it something like “hamburger rice casserole” to entice you. And then you try it and it’s awful. Not that I know from experience.
Okay…to be fair, my mom is one of the best cooks I know. But even she would admit that hamburger rice casserole was SKETCH. Turns out, this healthy pumpkin pie French toast bake is not one of those times, pinky promise.