Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

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Get ready for the perfect weekend breakfast or brunch with this Pumpkin French Toast recipe, ideal for all you pumpkin spice enthusiasts! And the best part? It comes with a delightful crispy streusel topping.

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Course Breakfast
Servings 8


  • 1 pound of day-old French bread or brioche about 1 loaf
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree not pie filling
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of cold salted butter diced
  • 1/3 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon


  • Begin by greasing a 9×13 inch baking dish and set it aside.
  • Cut the day-old French bread or brioche into 1-inch cubes and arrange them in a single layer in the prepared baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 4 large eggs, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon) until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture evenly over the bread cubes, ensuring all the bread is soaked. Gently press down to guarantee even soaking.
  • In a separate bowl, prepare the streusel topping by combining 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, diced cold butter, chopped pecans, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend the mixture into a crumbly texture.
  • Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the bread mixture in the baking dish.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. This allows the bread to absorb the liquid and flavors.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  • Bake the French Toast Casserole, covered with foil, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is set.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Drizzle with maple syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Now, enjoy your delicious Pumpkin French Toast!

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