Friday, December 5, 2014

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
















Is December too late in the year for Pumpkin flavor? With Thanksgiving and Halloween officially over, many are turning there back on pumpkin-infused treats and dishes.

Well we here at Honeyville are saying there's still some time left for these orange globed, spiced meals and desserts. Why should October and November have all the pumpkin fun? To show that you can still incorporate that Pumpkin pizzazz into a delicious December dish, we've whipped up an amazing casserole, perfect for any Holiday morning. And best of all, it's full of pumpkin flavor! Prepare yourself, it's time for Pumpkin French Toast Casserole!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
3 Eggs
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Vanilla
1 loaf Sandwich Bread

Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup Honeyville Alta Artisan Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup Chopped Pecans

Directions:
First, prepare your bread. You'll need to start one day before.

Sliced-Bread











Using our Sandwich Bread recipe, bake up a loaf of bread, then let it sit out for a day. Slice it up, then cube the bread.

Bread-Cubes











In a greased 9x13 pan, place a layer of cubed bread pieces.

Pumpkin-Mix











In a separate bowl, combine milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla, and whisk together until full combined. Pour half of mix over the top of your bread cubes in your baking pan.

Cream-Cheese











Next, prepare your cream cheese filling by beating cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cinnamon together with an electric hand mixer.

Filling











Spread a layer of cream cheese evenly on the top of the bread cubes.

Pumpkin-Topping











Stack another layer of bread cubes on top of that, pour remaining pumpkin batter over the whole thing, then place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. This allows the bread to absorb all the batter.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown-Sugar











In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter, and mix together with hands until you have a crumbly topping.

Cinnamon-Topping











Sprinkle topping and Pecans on top of casserole.

Baked-Casserole











Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Remove, slice into square pieces, and serve.

Casserole











The perfect breakfast dish just got better. This delicious casserole infuses all the great taste of french toast, baked up in a deep dish of delight! Throw in the cream cheese layer and pumpkin flavor, and you've got a warm, gooey, mouth-watering treat that every member of your family will crave year after year! Serve this up any time and enjoy all the deliciousness of pumpkin and breakfast that you never knew you could have!

French-Toast-Casserole











Who said Pumpkin can't be enjoyed in December? With this recipe, you'll be asking for it again and again!

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