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pass the pumpkin

This season, I’ve gotten a lot more creative with the pumpkin usage and it’s not over yet! 

Here is my latest creation!  While making the pumpkin French toast this weekend, I got the idea to make BAKED pumpkin French toast.  I noticed 1/2 of a lonely Italian loaf that was longing to be used up.  What better way then to try this out, vegan style.

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I figured I could just wing it by using a flax “egg” or two, pumpkin puree + spices.

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To my delight….

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It worked!!! 

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Better than I hoped!

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The result was a very doughy + gooey, but crusty on top, vegan baked French toast. 

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I loved making the individual portions in the little soup bowls.  You could even make smaller portions in ramekin bowls, which would be super cute.  You could also double the recipe and bake it in an 8x8 baking dish.

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I loved that it held it’s shape when I scooped it out. 

Smothered with:

  • pumpkin spice almond butter sauce [1T nut butter + 1T almond milk + microwave 15-20sec + stir = amaaazing]
  • pumpkin butter
  • walnuts
  • banana [hiding under the sauce!]

The almond butter is underneath the pumpkin butter…you can kind of see it coming down in the front. 

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Also topped with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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I loved the broken up bread cubes.  It made eating easier! :)

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And on the inside you have doughy, pumpkin, deliciousness, just waiting to be gobbled UP!

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This was packed with pumpkiny flavor and kept me full for hours!  I recommend using any type of thick bakery bread like, challah, Italian, French, Ciabatta or Sourdough. 


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Did you see the Hangry Pants post, Macaroon Monday??  Just a fun little contest, put on by Heather, encouraging people to try a new kitchen creation.  This is my entry for that!  :)

Vegan Baked Pumpkin French Toast [serves 2]

  • ~3c cubed day old bread [not soft sandwich bread]
  • 2 flax “eggs” [2T ground flax meal + 6T warm water, whisked + let sit for 10min]
  • 3T pumpkin puree
  • 2T almond milk
  • 1T sucanat [cane sugar or brown sugar]
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 1/4t ginger
  • pinch of allspice/nutmeg/cloves/salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. After flax “eggs” are ready, whisk in all other ingredients, in a large bowl.
  3. Add bread cubes and stir to coat with the batter.
  4. Spray individual bowls or pan [bread loaf size] with cooking spray.  Also spray 1 side of foil that will cover the bowls/pan.
  5. Add bread cubes to bowls/pan, letting excess batter drip off.
  6. Cover with greased foil and bake for 25min.
  7. Uncover and bake an additional 5min.
  8. Top with bananas + nuts [optional] and broil for 1-3min, watching closely so it does not burn.
  9. Scoop out, top + serve!

*If you don’t want to eat this with any sweet toppings, I would suggest doubling the amount of sugar you mix into the recipe.  The French toast alone is not very sweet.


<3 Ashley

Check out my latest City Sports post – Healthy Sandwiches on the Run

Reader Comments (68)

That looks so damn good. And that was worth the $1 that cost me.

I'm just getting started with this pumpkin thing.

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

pass me some of that french toast!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

Thank god I have a huge chunk of pumpkin in my fridge, just waiting for me to make awesome pumpkin stuff

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarina

Is it possible to crave something you've never even tried? Because i'm pretty sure my stomach is screaming for that baked pumpkin french toast right now.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatey (Bonne Santé)

Wow, that looks amazing! Especially from the top with all the bananas sticking out. YUM! wanna make me some of that for breakfast?! Looks delicious!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRavenous Rowie

I wish you could come make me this right now.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

Cleverly delicious! What a really creative idea. It looks like such a treat! My husband have started a "weekend challenge" where we eat all meals at home, we split up the meals that we cook, and we must make something we've never made before. I do believe you just gave me a recipe for breakfast this weekend! Thanks!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJL goes Vegan

That looks so good!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristina cadden

This looks incredible. I feel like I say this every day on your blog. ;)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I love little mini things, so cute.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstacey-healthylife

why do you make the best looking breakfasts?! keep the pumpkin posts coming:-)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

Woohoo for Macaroon Monday!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @SavvyEats

I totally know what I'm making on Thanksgiving morning. It's going down on the calendar!

I always say this, but your pics are amazing... they make EVERYTHING look so tasty. You could take a pic of a jar of mayonaise and I might want to eat it, and that's my most-loathed food!

Oh wow. I'm going to have to add a French roll to my shopping list just so I can try this! Yummy yummy idea! And I echo the request for more pumpkin recipes!!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRiss

It is basically a bread pudding :D looks good even if I don't like pumpkin :P

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelli

Oh my gosh! This is making my mouth water! I'm going to have to make this asap!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

okay - totally going on my list of things to try!

That looks heavenly :) I may have to use this recipe for a a brunch treat :)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

oh man, can you say WOW?!?!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

I've enver had baked french toast, but this sounds right up my alley!

Great City Sports blog post too. I totally struggle with making sandwiches so this was perfect for me to read! :)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeri [a foodie stays fit]

You can never have enough pumpkin!! And this recipe goes to show that pumpkin can make any dish delicious!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaSaundra

okay, seriously I have all your pumpkin recipes bookmarked...ahh I cannot wait to try this!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPure2raw twins

Oh. My. Goll.

I want it NOW.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ The Smart Kitchen

This looks amazing. It reminds me of bread pudding, which I love.

oh that looks delicious! i'll definitely have to try this sometime. i love how creative you are :D also need to try the pumpkin spice dough balls.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Mmmm I loved baked french toast. Looks fantastic.

I think you have just created the standard by which all other pumpkin recipes shall now be judged.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Excellent entry home girl.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHangry Pants

delicious! I love all your pumpkin creations.

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

Dang it woman that looks good. Come and make me breakfast asap! :D

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

That could totally pass for Pumpkin Bread Pudding! :-)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

what a great idea!!! it looks delicious.

WOW, this looks incredible, ash!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanetha G - meals & moves

OMG... that looks damn fantastic! I love gooey bread recipes!!!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin L.

ashley -- this looks so good. all your pumpkin recipes, really. but i'm going to indulge and have this over the weekend!

Why must I always be at work when I read your blog?!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit

I'm pretty sure I love baked french toast even more than that other kind lol. This looks amazing!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

This looks DELISH!! Can't wait to try it out!!!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauri (

I never knew how wonderful life could be with pumpkin!!!!

This recipe is on my top top list!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn @ LiveWellFitNow

mmm let the pumpkin continue! you are on a roll :)

ohhhh my that looks SO delicious!!!!! I love the idea of making it with challah! :)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi(onefitfoodie)

Holy balls.
I need that in my life, now!


November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Oh my gosh that looks so good! I love all of your pumpkin recipes. I just made your pumpkin butter and it is amazing :)

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

D is sitting next to me and has requested this as a weekend breakfast ;) Yummm

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather C

oh my those look delicious! I'm totally craving french toast now!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @kitchen minions

you could totally toast up whole grain bread and do the same thing, right? i bet it would be as good! p.s. i need to make more mandel bread!

November 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchinocap27

It might not be the best with bagged sandwich bread because it might get mushy. You could definitely use a thick/hearty whole grain bakery bread though. That would probably be really tasty!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks!! I'm almost out of the butter...sad!

November 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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