Pumpkin French Toast Bake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

“Change is the only constant in life.”

A quote made famous by one of my favorite philosophers, Heraclitus.

A quote that has uttered from my boyfriend’s lips, too many times to count.

I don’t know about you, but I like to change things up when it comes to breakfast. Of course I cycle through the usual rotation, but every once in a while, it becomes time to try something different.

GF Pumpkin French Toast Bake

So when I saw the following recipe on the Minimalistbaker.com, I kept it Pinned until I accumulated some bread: ever since I’ve gone gluten free, bread has become a rarity in this kitchen.

The following recipe was adapted from Minimalist Baker’s recipe, as I had nowhere near enough bread to make their 10 serving dish. Below you will find the two serving recipe. Check out their recipe for the full 10 serving dish.

(This recipe is to be prepared the night before! Talk about a Lazy Morning Breakfast!)

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 Schar hot dog rolls, broken into 1 in. pieces (use any type of GF bread, approximately three to four pieces)

1 tsp or so of dairy free butter

3 eggs

3 Tbsp milk alternative (I used coconut milk (from the carton))

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves)

2 Tbsp pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)

1/2 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Topping:

1Tbsp brown sugar

sprinkling of cinnamon (optional)

walnuts or pecans (optional)

Have additional maple syrup for serving.

Directions:

casserole dish

-Grease a small casserole dish with dairy free butter.  I used a 1-qt dish.

-Add the cubed bread to the dish.

-In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs, milk alternative, spices, syrup, and extract.

-Pour this mixture over the bread.  Using the back of a fork, press all of the pieces of bread down so that they are covered with the mixture.

-How easy was that? Now just place some Saran Wrap over the dish, and place in the refrigerator until the next morning.

-When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Take off the Saran Wrap, and sprinkle the brown sugar, and cinnamon on top of the bread mixture.  You can also add nuts, but I never put nuts on my french toast, so I opted out.

-Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes or so.

-Serve with maple syrup and enjoy the Pumpkiny goodness!


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