I have a little secret to share.. It might change our relationship.. If so I totally understand..
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I'm not very good about making breakfast. I'm sure you are all totally in shock.. I know say what? That's not to say I can't do it. Mornings just take me forever to get going, so Colt usually steps up to the plate taking one for the team when it comes to making breakfast on the weekends.
It's why I love this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole so much! All the prep work can be done the night before so all I have to do is heat the oven, while making crumb topping, and sip coffee while it bakes! It also helps it makes the house smell absolutely AMAZING!
Did I tell you it has a crunchy crumb topping similar to coffeecake that puts it over the edge? The combination is like heaven for a pumpkin crumb topping lover like myself!
Pumpkin French Toast Casseroles one of those secret recipes in my arsenal I use around the holidays when we need time in the morning to be fixing other food or spending time with the family. It makes the perfect start to Thanksgiving, Christmas morning, or a lazy weekend breakfast.
Whisk together 15 ounces Pumpkin Puree, 8 whole Eggs, 2 cups Milk, 1/4 cup Maple Syrup, 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract, 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoons Ground Ginger, 3/4 teaspoons Allspice, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon Salt.
Mix until smooth and well combined.
Cube 1 whole Loaf Day Old French Bread, and place in a buttered 9"x13".
Pour Pumpkin Mixture evenly over the top of cubed french bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To make the Crumb Topping: Mix together 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, and 1 teaspoon Salt, until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup Butter cut into tablespoon size pieces.
Mix or cut in until well combined, and crumbs stick together when smashed between fingers.
Press Crumb Mixture between fingers to form large crumbs, and distribute evenly over the top.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 50 minutes or until lightly brown.
Dust with Powdered Sugar if desired.
Serve with Maple Syrup.
The perfect easy start to any day!