Pumpkin French Toast Bake

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The weekends beckon you to whip up this super quick and easy Pumpkin French Toast Bake, featuring Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Brioche Bread. Packed with fall flavors and spices, it’s the ultimate weekend treat bound to win over everyone’s hearts.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Pumpkin French Toast Bake is a breeze to whip up in no time.
  • Bursting with pumpkin spice and cozy fall flavors.
  • Delight in the crispy, golden-brown tops while savoring the soft, tender insides.
  • Elevate the experience with the delightful pumpkin streusel topping!
  • Enjoy it warm drizzled with maple syrup or indulge as a dessert with a dollop of ice cream.
  • Feel free to use your favorite bread—it’s a versatile recipe!
  • A fantastic and unique way to put Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Brioche Bread to delicious use.

Tips And Tricks:

  • Grease your non-stick pan with butter to ensure the French toast bake slides out easily.
  • Ensure every piece of bread gets a thorough coating of the milk mixture.
  • Cover the French toast bake with foil or parchment paper, securing the sides with oven-safe clips if using parchment paper.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use a different type of bread instead of brioche?
    Absolutely! Feel free to use any bread you prefer.
  • Can I make this vegan?
    Certainly! Just skip the eggs altogether, but note that the texture might vary slightly.
  • Can I make a smaller batch?
    Of course! Simply halve the recipe to suit your needs.
  • Why is my French toast bake soggy?
    Several factors could contribute to a soggy French toast bake: insufficient baking time, using overly soft bread, or an imbalance in the milk-to-bread ratio.

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 12


French Toast:

  • 2 cups oat milk or any other milk alternative
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 16 oz 1 loaf pumpkin brioche bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

Streusel Topping:

  • cup coconut sugar or substitute cane sugar brown sugar, or monk fruit sweetener
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour or a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend
  • ½ cup butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 475°F and grease a 9×13-inch pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oat milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • Cut the pumpkin brioche bread into 1-inch cubes and place them in the greased pan.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the bread cubes, ensuring each piece is coated. Use a spoon to gently mix.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, flour, coconut sugar, and salt to make the streusel topping. Crumble it evenly over the French toast bake.
  • Cover the pan with foil or parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Allow it to cool for 10 minutes, then slice and enjoy!


  • Grease the pan well to prevent sticking.
  • Ensure each bread piece is thoroughly coated with the milk mixture.
  • Cover the bake with foil or parchment paper during baking. If using parchment, secure the sides with oven-safe clips.

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