Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin pie flavored french toast drenched in melting whipped cream and buttery homemade syrup, and gluten free to boot!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie French Toast

We have this conundrum at our house. We’re breakfast lovers: at our place, it’s always a great time for pancakes, crepes, waffles, French toast, muffins, you name it. The problem? we’re also dessert lovers. How do you justify eating a slice of cake after eating a smaller…slice of cake…drowned in syrup? Yeah, that’s a toughie.

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Well I’ve found the solution! Here’s a way to have your PIE and eat it, too!

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Enter Pumpkin Pie French Toast. It’s like Pumpkin Pie and Breakfast got married and had a baby. And this baby IS drenched in melting whipped cream and buttery homemade syrup and absolutely I.R.R.E.S.I.S.T.I.B.L.E. 

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

Pumpkin Pie French Toast


*gluten-free *soy-free *nut-free *oat-free

French Toast Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 T pumpkin puree
  • 1 T milk
  • 1/2 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 4-6 slices gluten free bread (we used Franz)

Buttermilk Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (store bought or make your own)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. For the syrup: Combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk in a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture comes to a gentle simmer. Reduce heat so it is barely at a simmer, and continue to cook until it is slightly thickened and syrupy. When you are ready to serve, remove from heat and add baking soda while stirring. Mixture will bubble up quite a bit, which is why you use a large pan. Stir well and add the vanilla.
  2. Preheat griddle to 275° F.
  3. For the French toast, whisk eggs in a large container or pie plate. Beat thoroughly so the eggs are very smooth.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until completely smooth.
  5. Generously butter your griddle, and dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture, then flip so that both sides are completely coated. Place on the griddle and repeat with remaining slices of bread until the egg mixture is gone.
  6. Cook until the bottom is golden brown and batter is set, then flip and cook the other side until it is golden and set as well.
  7. Remove to a plate, top with whipped cream, syrup, and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon if you want. Dig in!

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  • Reply
    Strength and Sunshine
    August 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I love making vegan french toast with pumpkin puree! Haha! Pumpkin love!

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    Raia Torn (@RaiaTorn)
    August 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Anything with the word “pumpkin” in it is going to be a winner in my book. 😉 These sound delicious, Celeste! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Sign me up! We love anything with pumpkin. 😀 This is a great breakfast, lunch or dinner winner!

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    Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
    August 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Mmm… that sounds amazing! I’m a sucker for pumpkin. I’ve recently been making pumpkin pie bread pudding. Pumpkin french toast is next on the list! ♥

    • Reply
      August 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding Audrey? Sounds AMAZING!

  • Reply
    Leah | Grain Changer
    September 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Two of my most favorite things in the whole world: french toast and pumpkin pie. This is GENIUS!

    • Reply
      September 9, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Yes, those and the buttermilk syrup…You’ll never go back, Leah!

  • Reply
    September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I’m so ready for #pumpkineverything , seriously, it is my favorite season. I’m also a huge fan of french toast, and then that buttermilk syrup, I think that just puts it over the edge. I want to pour that stuff on everything!

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    Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts
    September 21, 2015 at 12:14 am

    This recipe sounds so good and the photos are super appealing! Thanks so much for linking up to our Gluten-Free Recipe Fix event! 🙂


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