Easy to prepare the night before, a delicious stuffed Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake. In the morning, pop in the oven, bake, and serve with maple syrup!

Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake

Friends, if you love pumpkin and traditional French toast, then you’ll love this French toast bake recipe!

Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake

Think pumpkin pie for breakfast, and it doesn’t get better than that.

Breakfast is popular during the holidays, because of out-of-town guests and family joining together. Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is a version of the Monte Cristo ham and cheese sandwich and is also a great option.

Easy Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Bringing people together

If you follow me on Instagram, I often use the hashtag “bringing people together,” because that is exactly what food does.

This pumpkin French toast is full of rich pumpkin, maple, cinnamon and brown sugar flavors.

Pure comfort food for breakfast! Or, you may have already tried my Fall French Toast Breakfast Board, or Christmas Day Breakfast: Pear Vanilla French Toast Casserole. I also love this Bacon Stuffed French Toast.

how to make Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake

How to make a French toast bake

This recipe takes a few extra steps.

  1. Pair two pieces of bread together, then cut them diagonally, and spread the ricotta filling onto the upper 2/3rds of one of the bread slices.
  2. Next, gently place the other bread half on top—make sure not to smush the pieces together, or the filling will fall through the bottom.
  3. Place the ricotta sandwich into the baking dish, so that the corner faces upward and the flat, long side is touching the pan. (Triangle cut, point up)
  4. Repeat this process until all bread slices and ricotta are used—in order to get all the bread to fit, you may need to trim some corners along the cut side—about 1/2’’ inch at the most.

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Serve for the holidays

This French toast bake feeds a crowd and is perfect for entertaining.

It just may become your new favorite Thanksgiving breakfast!

Tasty Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake

I love a cozy meal that tastes good, is casual (just plop it town in the middle of the table), and makes people stay around the table longer.

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The weeks ahead, during the holidays, bring so much kindness, creativity, conversation, connections and soul.

I cannot wait. Can you?

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Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf, 28 oz of Innkeeper’s Pumpkin Spice Bread OR other seasonal bread, like cinnamon chip
  • 1 c whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Kosher salt
  • Sugar, brown or white, to sprinkle before baking
  • Powdered sugar, maple syrup, and toasted almonds to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9X13 pan and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, lemon zest, a pinch of salt, and cinnamon. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until well combined, then set aside.
  • Pair two pieces of bread together, then cut them diagonally and spread the ricotta filling onto the upper 2/3rds of one of the bread slices. Gently place the other bread half on top—make sure not to smush the pieces together or the filling will fall through the bottom. Place the ricotta sandwich into the baking dish so that the corner faces upward and the flat, long side is touching the pan. Repeat this process until all bread slices and ricotta are used—in order to get all the bread to fit, you may need to trim some corners along the cut side—about 1/2’’ inch at the most.
  • Pour egg mixture over the French toast slowly in order to dampen the upward corners of the bread. Sprinkle the tops of the bread with a dusting of white, coconut, or brown sugar, to add a little crunchy, caramelization
  • Cover with foil, and place in oven for 20 minutes. After baking, remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes, make sure the egg mixture in the center is fully cooked through.
  • Serve hot with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and fresh toasted almonds!
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Pumpkin Maple French Toast Bake Recipe

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