Pumpkin Creme Brûlée French Toast


This Pumpkin Creme Brûlée French Toast is everything you love about creme brûlée in French toast form. You just need your favorite slice of bread, pumpkin puree, cinnamon sugar, and an oven.

Is there anything better than French toast in the morning? Or creme brûlée?! We love a good sweet breakfast recipe like our French toast bake, oven French toast, or our French toast sticks. And today, we’re comin’ atcha with as super fun pumpkin creme brûlée French toast.

This recipe was born from our love of creme brulee during the internet craze of Greek yogurt toast. We wanted to create a fun breakfast that felt fun but was also easy to make. We also may be slightly obsessed with our kitchen torch, ha.

What You Need for Pumpkin Creme Brûlée French Toast

Everyone is always most concerned with how you get the hard creme brulee top. You will need either a kitchen torch or an oven to caramelize the sugar on top of the toast.

Other than that the ingredient list is pretty short. You only need pumpkin puree, cinnamon, sugar, an egg, butter, and a piece of bread. So easy!

Ingredients for pumpkin creme brulee french toast in bowls.

Top Tips

Choosing bread: We used pre-sliced brioche bread that was about ½ inch thick for this French toast because we absolutely love the flavor of brioche. If you use a thicker piece of bread (any kind!), it may take longer for your bread to toast. 

Don’t burn your toast! Place the cast iron skillet into the oven on the middle shelf when broiling — avoid the top shelf or your toast will burn. No one wants that!

Allow brown sugar to melt: Be sure you let the brown sugar melt completely before removing it from the oven. The cooled, melted brown sugar hardens and creates the creme brûlée top that cracks 😀

Pumpkin filling in a bowl.

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FAQs

What is creme brûlée French toast?

It’s the best of both worlds! It’s French toast with a creme brûlée topping that cracks when you bite into it.

How do you toast sugar on creme brûlée?

We’re toasting the brown sugar on this creme brûlée French toast under the broiler in the oven.

Do people eat creme brûlée for breakfast?

In this case, yes! This pumpkin creme brûlée French toast is perfect served for breakfast.

Pumpkin creme brulee french toast in a cast iron skillet.

Storage

While this pumpkin creme brûlée French toast is best enjoyed immediately, you can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

To reheat: warm up in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.

Pumpkin creme brulee french toast on a plate with a knife.

what to serve with creme brûlée French toast

Make this a complete meal by pairing with any of the following perfectly brunch-worthy recipes we have on Fit Foodie Finds:

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 teaspoons light or dark brown sugar separated
  • 1 piece of brioche bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened

Tips & Notes

  • We used a pre-sliced piece of brioche bread that was about ½ inch thick. If you use a thicker piece of bread, it may take longer for your bread to toast.
  • Remember that every oven has a different strength of broiler. How long the brown sugar takes to melt may be determined by the strength of your broiler.
  • Be sure you let the brown sugar melt completely before removing it from the oven. The cooled, melted brown sugar hardens and creates the creme brûlée top.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 250kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 3g Fat: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 21g





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