Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Makes 3 servings (and can easily be doubled or tripled or shared)
6 slices honey wheat sandwich bread
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger (optional)
1/8 tsp allspice
real* maple syrup, for drizzling
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat butter in a large saucepan (or griddle) on medium-high. In a shallow bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, pumpkin, and spices. Dip each slice of bread into the pumpkin mixture, making sure that both sides are covered. Shake off excess and add to saucepan (you will need to do this in batches—I cook two at a time). Cook until bottom of bread has browned (about 1-2 minutes), then flip over, cook another 1-2 minutes, and remove from pan. Place finished toast on a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Continue until all slices of bread have been cooked. Serve with salted butter and real maple syrup.
*Reminder: I am Canadian, and this is non-negotiable in my kitchen.