Good morning, friends! Here is a nifty french toast treat for all you pumpkin spice adorers. If you are a fan of pumpkin cheesecake and/or cream cheese fill french toast then this is the recipe for you. There is a nit of texture involved so if you like yer french toast on the toasty side skip the complicated fancywork and add a bit of pureed pumpkin to your egg batter instead.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast Bites
*soft bread such as potato (8 slices)
*8oz cream cheese
*1/2 cup pureed pumpkin +2T
*1/4 cup powdered sugar
*1/2 cup milk or half n half
*1 tsp vanilla
*1 tsp pumpkin spice
Allow the cream cheese to soften and mix in the 1/2 cup pumpkin with a hand mixer until fluffier than fluffy. It will look a bit like frosting and would probably taste amazing on a batch of fudgy brownies.
Grab a slice of bread and roll out flat. Do not trim the crust off, when the crust crisps up in the skillet it adds to the overall tastiness of these french toast bites. After your slice of bread is nice and flat add a small dollop of the pumpkin cream cheese mixture and spread it across the bread and then gently roll your bread up.
Repeat for each slice and gently slice 4-5 bites out of each bit of rolled bread with a serrated knife. It may get a bit sloppy so use a serrated knife so as not to squish your pumpkin rolls too much.
Pile it all up onto a platter and prepare your batter. Crack eggs into a shallow bowl, add milk beverage of your choice, pumpkin spice, 2T pureed pumpkin, and vanilla and whisk it all up. Add a dollop of butter or butter substitute of choice to your hot skillet and get ready for some toasty goodness to happen.
Place french toast bites into the batter and submerge before adding to your hot skillet. The heat will cause the cream cheese mixture to melt a bit so your bites won't be super pretty but they will be tasty! Cook until it reaches your desired bit of crispiness.
Serve with a smattering of maple syrup, a sprinkle of roasted pepitas, and a dusting of powdered sugar, enjoy!