Baked Pumpkin French Toast

serves 8-12


1 loaf French bread, cut into cubes

6 large eggs

2 1/2 cups milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

3/4 cup sugar

2 TB vanilla (yes, tablespoons!)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg


Streusel:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces


Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Place bread chunks evenly in the pan.

In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and spices. Pour evenly over bread. Cover pan and store in the refrigerator several hours or overnight.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar and spices. Add butter and cut into dry ingredients using a fork, your hands, or a pastry blender. Combine until mixture resembles sand with a few pea sized chunks. Cover and store in refrigerator.

When you're ready to bake the French toast, preheat oven to 350. Remove French toast from the refrigerator and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. Bake 45-55 min. or until set and golden brown. Serve warm with syrup if desired.


Recipe Courtesy of: KitchenJoyBlog.blogspot.com