Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Caramelized Apples

Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Caramelized Apples and yogurt drizzle. Easy to make and special enough for holidays.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 apples, washed, cored, sliced ¼-inch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 slices thick cut bread, sourdough, challah, Texas toast
  • Yogurt, plain, vanilla or honey
  • Cooking spray or butter


Caramelized Apples In a large skillet, over medium heat, add apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir and cook until as apples soften and caramelize, 12-15 minutes, reduce heat to low, stir occasionally.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast 

Heat griddle to 350℉ or a non-stick pan over medium heat with a teaspoon of butter or cooking spray.

In a large pie plate, combine pumpkin, eggs, milk and spices. Mix with a fork or whisk until fairly smooth. Dip bread in mixture, flip bread to coat evenly.

Place bread on griddle and cook 4-5 minutes, until browned on bottom. Turn slices over and cook 3-4 more minutes.

Serve Top French toast with apples, dollop yogurt over apples.



  • Pears may be substituted for apples.
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice may be used instead of  cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice = ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon ground ginger + 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg + 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice (or cloves)

  • Leftover canned pumpkin can be frozen in airtight container. Or…
  • stir spaghetti sauce.
  • add to baked oatmeal.
  • mix into mashed potatoes.
  • substitute pumpkin for all the butter in mac and cheese.
  • add to chili.

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