I always love to have a few dishes made with pumpkin during the fall. This Pumpkin French Toast With Whipped Crème Fraiche and date syrup totally hits the spot for a delicious breakfast dish. It’s not too overpowering with pumpkin flavor, it has a few unique flavors for a fun twist and it’s beautiful! I love trying new to me items, like the date syrup used in this recipe. I found it at Trader Joes, along with the pumpkin brioche and Crème Fraiche. The whipped Crème Fraiche really brings all the flavors together.
Ingredients from Trader Joes
I love shopping at different grocery stores to see what’s all out there. Trader Joe’s always has fun items during different seasons and holidays. I spotted the pumpkin brioche bread right when I walked in the door and I knew I needed to make a tasty French toast.
How to Make Pumpkin French Toast With Whipped Crème Fraiche
French toast is way easier to make than I once believed. You basically need to dip a bread into an egg and milk mixture and cook on each side. First, grab all of your ingredients. You will need a thick pumpkin brioche, eggs, whole milk, cinnamon and butter. For toppings, you’ll need bananas, powdered sugar and date syrup. You can use any syrup you’d like but I especially love how the flavors combine with the pumpkin, banana and date syrup.
If you get the pumpkin brioche at Trader Joe’s, make sure to take the paper wrapping off of the sides of the bread.
Make the French Toast
Next, make your milk, egg and cinnamon mixture. You’ll then dip both sides of the bread into the mixture. Make sure it is evenly coated and set aside till all are soaked.
How to Cook French Toast on a Skillet
Then, you’ll heat the French toast on medium heat on a medium size skillet pan for 4 minutes per side. You can use a grill pan as well. While the French toast is cooking, you can make the whipped Crème Fraiche. Combine 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with the Crème Fraiche and blend until whipped.
James was playing with Lucy when I made this the first time, so I had to snap a photo of the cuteness.
Next, add your toppings. For this pumpkin French toast, I topped it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, the whipped Crème Fraiche and a drizzle of date syrup.
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Package of Pumpkin Brioche
- 1 Cup of Whole Milk
- 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar + More for Sprinkling
- 1-2 Bananas, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon of Butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Date Syrup
- 7-8 Oz Creme Fraiche
- Heat a griddle pan on medium heat
- Add milk, eggs and cinnamon to a bowl or dish
- Dip pumpkin bread into milk mixture on both sides and set aside
- Melt butter on griddle pan
- Cook bread for 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through
- Blend Creme Fraiche and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar until whipped in a handheld blender
- Add bananas and whipped Creme Fraiche
- Sprinkle powedered sugar and drizzle on date syrup
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1252Total Fat: 122gSaturated Fat: 76gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 482mgSodium: 546mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 14g
I hope you enjoy this fun pumpkin French Toast! xo, Bri