I started with the Trader Joe's box pumpkin bread mix, it's so good you might as well save yourself the time of making it from scratch. I also made the pumpkin bread the night before and let it cool while I slept, sleeping in is always a plus! So whip up a batch for Thanksgiving morning or brunch with friends. A full loaf of bread will serve 12 and should cost $12 or less depending on what you have in your pantry. Recipe after the jump!
This recipe serves six and can easily be doubled. I started with the boxed pumpkin bread mix from Trader Joe's and used half a loaf for the six servings.
Make sure the loaf is completely cooled before cutting or the loaf will crumble when cut. I cut half the loaf in six 1/2 inch slices aaaand might have snacked on the other half the last couple days. Feel free to make the slices thicker depending on preference. Set aside once cut.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup half & half
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Butter for sauteing
Whip eggs thoroughly then beat in half & half, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
Preheat medium sized skillet to medium-low heat.
Soak bread slices one side at a time in egg batter. I like to let mine sit for about 30 seconds to really soak it up!
Add 1 teaspoon of butter to the pan, add moist bread, and allow each side to saute for about 1 minute with pan covered until egg batter is golden brown. Remove from pan and repeat with additional slices.
Cover with syrup and whipped cream and have a happy pumpkin brunch!
Sorry the photos aren't better loves, we ate it too fast!