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Pumpkin French Toast with a Pecan Praline

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Pumpkin French Toast with a Bourbon Pecan Praline
Pumpkin French Toast with a Bourbon Pecan Praline

We all know what time of year it is.. The leaves are falling, the weather doesn’t know what it wants to do, the sun sets early and of course… Everything is pumpkin spice. I know some of you could care less but the rest of us need this Pumpkin French Toast with a Pecan Praline recipe in their lives. The pumpkin custard is a breeze to whisk together and the Pecan Praline is crazy delicious yet easy to make. It really adds an awesome flavor, sweetness and texture to your French toast. So before we jump into Christmas and everything peppermint, whipped yourself and your loved ones us an order of Pumpkin French Toast.

Serves: 4


*Sliced Bread, 1/2” -1” thick, 8-12 slices *see notes

Oil or butter for cooking, as needed

Pumpkin Custard

Milk 2 %, 1 1/2 cup

Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup

Eggs, large, 2

Pumpkin, 2/3 cup

Cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon

Ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla, 2 teaspoons

Kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon

Pecan Praline

Butter, unsalted, 4 tablespoons

Brown Sugar, 4 tablespoons

Cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon

Kosher salt, pinch

Vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon

Maple Syrup, 1/2 cup

Pecan, chopped, 1 cup

Lets Get Cooking:

  1. Slice the desired amount of slices of bread you need and set aside.

  2. Whisk all the ingredients for the pumpkin custard into a bowl and keep in the refrigerator until needed.

  3. Bourbon Pecan Praline: In a non-stick pan, over a medium high heat, melt the butter and add the sugar, cinnamon and salt to the pan and allow the mixture to come to a simmer. Add the pecans, and toss and bring back up to a gentle simmer. Then add the vanilla and maple syrup and bring to a gentle simmer while tossing and stirring. Once the praline is to your desired consistency, remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Start your french toast.

  4. In another non-stick pan, drop the bread into the custard and allow to sit for 10-15 seconds to soak up some of the custard. Over a medium high heat place the bread onto a greased skillet and allow to brown on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side. Place on a plate and cover with aluminum and keep warm. Then repeat with the rest of the bread.

  5. Serve topped with your warm Pecan Praline.

*Notes: Purchase a full-size uncut loaf of any bread you choose and slice yourself. Make sure the crust is thin and a bit soft.

Check out Audra and I from WFXB Fox TV's Carolina AM as we chat and prepare this delicious fall favorite...


Check out my recipe for Savory Pumpkin Pasta or Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins, if you are a lover of all things pumpkin.

Check out Johnny D’s for more info about what I do and make a plan to come visit us if you come through Myrtle Beach.

Visit either Johnny D’s location to purchase any of our products and enjoy a breakfast or lunch while you are at it. Or, check out the Making It Delicious Shop and pick yourself up a few spice blends and a few of our new graphic tees and tanks.

If you are looking for a healthy recipe that’s full of flavor and happens to be one of my favorites, check out my recipe for Israeli Salad Chicken Pita.

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