Breakfast

Pumpkin Brioche French Toast

Pumpkin Brioche French Toast is the perfect weekend breakfast staple to make this Fall. It comes together in just a few minutes with a few simple and healthy ingredients. This recipe is vegan and made in the air fryer!

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three slices of Pumpkin Brioche French Toast on a small plate that are topped with yogurt, pumpkin seeds, and almond butter.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Pumpkin Brioche French Toast comes together in under 10 minutes!
  • It’s soft, gooey but crispy on the edges.
  • Loaded with fall flavors like pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Enjoy with maple syrup, yogurt or your favorite toppings!
  • Made in the air fryer making it perfectly crispy!
  • As written this recipe is vegan, but can also be made with egg is preferred.
  • The perfect breakfast to enjoy this Fall.
  • A great way to use up on leftover pumpkin puree.
  • Check out my sourdough air fryer french toast!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pumpkin Brioche French Toast. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.

You can use any type of milk or nut milk alternative. I used almond milk, but feel free to use oatmilk, coconut milk, hemp milk or even cow’s milk if not dairy free but this recipe won’t be vegan.

A touch of vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor!

Pumpkin pie spice adds a great flavor and really brings out the pumpkin taste.

A touch of maple syrup to sweeten up the mixture, you can also use honey, agave or sugar.

I used brioche bread from trader joe’s for this recipe, but any type of bread will work!

For my toppings I used yogurt, almond butter and pumpkin seeds.

all the ingredients that you need to make this pumpkin french toast in small bowls.

How To Make

ONE: Start by combining all the ingredients together in a deep, wide bowl. Whisk until well combined.

TWO: Working quickly, dip each slice of bread in the mixture and coat both sides. Be careful not to over soak the slices of bread, just enough to cover both sides. Place the slices of break on an air fryer rack and air fry at 400F for 8 minutes.

FOUR: Carefully remove from the air fryer and top with desired toppings and enjoy!

the french toast slices topped with yogurt, pumpkin seeds and almond butter.

Tips And Tricks

If food typically gets stuck to your air fryer rack, lightly coat the bottom with non-stick spray before adding in the dipped slices of bread, alternatively, you can place them on a piece of parchment paper.

Air fry your french toast until the edges are crispy and golden brown.

All air fryers tend to cook food differently, so your french toast may need a little more/less time. Watch it carefully around the 6 minute mark.

If your air fryer doesn’t reach 400F, air fry it on the highest setting and add additional minutes instead.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Pumpkin Brioche French Toast with your favorite toppings, I personally love yogurt, almond butter and pumpkin seeds. It’s sweet enough in my opinion, but feel free to add on maple syrup as well.

Enjoy warm with a cup of coffee!

Air fryer French Toast is best served immediately. Leftovers will be soggy.

Taste And Texture

Pumpkin Brioche French Toast is sweet and full of pumpkin flavor.

The texture is gooey and soft in the center, but crispy on the edges. Since there is no egg in this french toast, it will be softer than traditional which is why air frying is key to achieving a crispy edge.

three slices of brioche pumpkin french toast on a small plate with a gold and black spoon and cotten linen on the back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cook this French Toast on a skillet if I don’t have an air fryer?

Since this french toast doesn’t have any egg, the skillet will be hard to achieve a crispy texture. I highly recommend using an air fryer, or adding in a few eggs to the mixture if you aren’t vegan.

Can I use a different type of bread?

Yes totally! I’d recommend sourdough, white, wheat or any type of bread that you prefer.

Why is my french toast soggy?

Since there is no egg in this recipe, the french toast will be softer than traditional french toast. If yours is really soft and falling apart, it may be possible that you over dipped it in the mixture, or you didn’t air fry it long enough.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Pumpkin Brioche French Toast

Pumpkin Brioche French Toast is the perfect weekend breakfast staple to make this Fall. It comes together in just a few minutes with a few simple and healthy ingredients. This recipe is vegan and made in the air fryer!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
10 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
15 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • 2/3 cup almond milk, sub any other milk or nut milk alternative.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup.
  • 6-8 slices of brioche, or sourdough to make vegan.

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

2-3 servings

Directions

  1. Start by combining all the ingredients together in a deep, wide bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Working quickly, dip each slice of bread in the mixture and coat both sides. Be careful not to over soak the slices of bread, just enough to cover both sides.
  3. Place the slices of bread on an air fryer rack and air fry at 400F for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from the air fryer and top with desired toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • If food typically gets stuck to your air fryer rack, lightly coat the bottom with non-stick spray before adding in the dipped slices of bread, alternatively, you can place them on a piece of parchment paper.
  • Air fry the french toast until the edges are crispy and golden brown.
  • All air fryers tend to cook food differently, so your french toast may need a little more/less time. Watch it carefully around the 6 minute mark.
  • If your air fryer doesn't reach 400F, air fry it on the highest setting and add additional minutes instead.

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