Fall is upon us and that means pumpkin spice and everything nice!
If you're like me, you might find yourself spending your Sunday morning at Trader Joe's looking for all the new seasonal goodies they have to bless us with and that (along with it being fall) is what really inspired me to make this recipe.
Look, to be honest, I am not the biggest pumpkin spice lover on earth - not even close. I can't say I enjoy a PSL from Starbucks.. I am very much more of a Caramel Brulee Latte kinda person, so it never really crossed my mind to make a pumpkin spice recipe. BUT, while wandering Trader Joe's, I found this Pumpkin Spice brioche loaf and knew I had to turn it into french toast. Why french toast? Because french toast is the bee's knees of course!
Pumpkin Spice Brioche French Toast
- 8 1-inch slices pumpkin brioche bread from Trader Joe's, can substitute for plain brioche
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- maple syrup as desired
- 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced optional
- In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and salt.
- In a large saute pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat.
- Working in batches, dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Add the soaked bread to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining 6 slices of bread.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup and fruit as desired