Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

French toast casserole made with pumpkin! This casserole is perfect for fall! Make the night before, bake it up in the morning, and enjoy!Β 


I’ve never been a huge French toast person, until one day, I had french toast casserole.

Talk about a life changing experience. πŸ˜‰

French toast casserole is my favorite thing to make on holiday mornings or when we have house guests. It’s pretty simple to toss everything together before bed and then pop the casserole in the oven the next morning.

French toast casserole with pumpkin and praline topping! Such an easy make ahead breakfast casserole and always a hit! #pumpkin #breakfast

Besides, who doesn’t love a breakfast drowned in syrup?

This french toast casserole has the addition of pumpkin, because it’s that time of year and because I love pumpkin! I’ve also topped it off with a praline topping. Seriously so good, you guys!

I think you’re going to love this french toast recipe!

French toast casserole with pumpkin and praline topping! Such an easy make ahead breakfast casserole and always a hit! #pumpkin #breakfast

Make Ahead French Toast Casserole with Pumpkin:

To get started, you’re going to want to grab a big ol’ loaf of French bread. Chop it up into small chunks and add it to a greased baking dish.

overnight french toast casserole bread in white pan

Whisk together eggs, milk, butter, pumpkin, and a whole lot of pumpkin pie spice.

ingredients for pumpkin french toast in glass bowl

Pour the egg mixture over the bread, cover, and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. This is the perfect overnight french toast casserole!

pumpkin french toast casserole in white dish

How to make pecan praline topping:

Pralines are a favorite of mine and this topping gives you that sweet flavor easily!

Add some brown sugar, pecans, melted butter, corn syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a small bowl and whisk everything together. Easy peasy!

praline topping for french toast casserole

This mixture comes out so shiny and pretty.

Pour the praline topping right over the french toast casserole and pop it all in a hot oven.

praline topping on french toast casserole in white baking dish

This recipe bakes in about an hour.

Let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

We like to top ours with real maple syrup.

French toast casserole with pumpkin and praline topping! Such an easy make ahead breakfast casserole and always a hit! #pumpkin #breakfast

More breakfast recipes:

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole: This one starts with cinnamon rolls and it’s so dang good!

Applesauce Muffins: I eat these all year, but they’re especially good in the fall!

Low Carb Breakfast Casserole: Cutting sugar? I got you.

Frittata Muffins: Another low carb favorite and these are perfect for making ahead! Serve warm or cold.

Belgian Waffles: I’m not kidding when I say these are the best waffles ever and readers agree! Check the reviews!

French toast casserole with pumpkin and praline topping! Such an easy make ahead breakfast casserole and always a hit! #pumpkin #breakfast

French toast casserole with pumpkin and praline topping! Such an easy make ahead breakfast casserole and always a hit! #pumpkin #breakfast
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3.86 from 14 votes

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Servings: 8
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch recipes, fall
Calories: 554 kcal

The praline topping is so perfect on this Fall inspired french toast recipe!

Ingredients

For the French toast:
  • 1 16 ounce loaf French bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
For the praline topping:
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

For the French toast:
  1. Cut the French bread into 1/2 inch chunks. Place bread in a 9x13 baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining french toast ingredients until well combined.

  3. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Use a spoon to press the bread down into the eggs so that every piece is soaking up the egg mixture.

  4. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

For the praline topping:
  1. Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the belted butter and stir until combined.
  3. Pour the topping over the French toast casserole.
  4. Bake, uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.

  5. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Serve with real maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Potassium 260mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 34g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 94.2%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 12.6%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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