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Healthier Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast

Wake up to the delightful aroma of Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast!

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

It’s been a fun week so far.  My first house guest has been helping me get ready for Thanksgiving and we’ve been doing a little exploring of Asheville as well.  I’m hoping we make it over to the Biltmore today.  Most of the rest of the clan arrives tomorrow or Thursday.  Thanksgiving has turned into a week long event in my house!

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Because family is in town for several days I need to feed everyone for more than just Thanksgiving.  I make my Crock Pot Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole every year but I thought it would be fun to add another one to the mix.  After some testing I came up with this Healthier Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast.

It’s syrup drizzled, pumpkin-y breakfast goodness.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

My version is a bit healthier because it uses whole wheat bread, coconut sugar and 1% milk instead of cream.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

The pumpkin added to the custard not only tastes good but has all kinds of health benefits and antioxidants.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

The casserole cooks while you sleep and you wake up to an amazing pumpkin-y smelling house and one super tasty breakfast everyone will rave about.

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Bonus points because you will not have to wake up super early and scramble to get it together.   Anyone who’s has house guest is nodding their head right now… RIGHT?

Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

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Serve this with your favorite syrup and a side of fruit!  Just expect it to disappear super fast.  That smell will tempt anyone and everyone in the house.

Enjoy.

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Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast recipe/ Running in a Skirt

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Healthier Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 10 mins
 
Healthy Crock Pot Pumpkin French Toast Casserole is the perfect fall breakfast. Make ahead and have ready in the morning.
Course: Breakfast, Crock Pot
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 3 1/2 cups milk I tested with 1%
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanillia extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 oz loaf whole wheat bread cut in 1 inch cubes
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Mix the pumpkin, milk, coconut sugar, eggs and spices in a large bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
  2. Add the bread in the bowl and coat all the pieces. Cover and put in the fridge allow the custard to sink into the bread. Stir occasionally to allow it to soak evenly. If possible allow to sit for an hour. It will work without this step, but this allow the bread to get more evenly coated.
  3. Spray a Crock Pot with cooking spray. Transfer the mixture to the crock pot making sure the bread is evenly spread along the bottom.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Check at 7 hours to make sure it's not burning.
Recipe Notes

Serve with your favorite syrup and a side of fruit!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some Thanksgiving wishes.

Your turn!

How’s your Thanksgiving week going?

By | 2019-03-28T16:09:39-04:00 November 22nd, 2016|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Food|19 Comments

19 Comments

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  4. Annmarie November 28, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    So, I am not usually a French toast fan but I NEED to give this a try! YUM!

  5. Emily November 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    WOAH. Julie, this is such a blessing. I’m thinking, breakfast for tomorrow. I wanted to make something special for Mama’s Birthday tomorrow, but I’m kind of tired, but this is SO PERFECT. <3

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm - Reply

      So glad you liked the recipe, Emily! Thanks for tagging me!

  6. Farrah November 24, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Yayy! I still have some leftvoer pumpkin so I’m definitely going to have to try making this! <3! Love that you can make it in a crockpot!

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law November 23, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Oooh this is such a clever idea – and I bet it smells AMAAAAAZING!

  8. That looks really delish!

  9. heather @Lunging Through Life November 22, 2016 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Mmm can I come over for breakfast? This is the first year I’m planning a breakfast for Thanksgiving, actually. It’s nothing crazy, just hash brown casserole, some eggs, and homemade cinnamon rols. I figure I should fancy it up rather than a bowl of cereal, haha!

  10. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 22, 2016 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Um, yes. I bet this smells and tastes incredible! If I prep it before we leave, do you think it will be cooked when we return? It’ll have 5 days, lol

    • JulieWunder November 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Haha… it might be a litttttllllle crispy… 🙂

  11. Blane Sherer November 22, 2016 at 5:41 am - Reply

    I bet that is a nice aroma in the morning.
    Glad all is going well for your Thanksgiving week.

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