Pumpkin French Toast or French Toast Casserole is perfect when the leaves change colors, and the cool crisp air arrives after a long hot summer. It’s fun to unwind with a seasonal Instant Pot Breakfast like this Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast. With real pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pecans, and cream cheese, you’ll feel so spoiled that you’ll be looking for a reason to celebrate.

French Toast Casserole

You don’t need a holiday or special occasion to enjoy this tasty breakfast dish. It’s great any time of the year, but if nothing less, celebrate how quickly this pumpkin french toast casserole can come together. Eating great and in no time flat is always a reason to celebrate.

A downfall of cooking french toast for a family is that there is a long waiting period between the prep and the eating. By the time that you are done cooking all of the slices, you’re starving, and some of it may be getting cold. That’s why this breakfast french toast casserole is such a great choice at breakfast time. Getting to eat pumpkin french toast within a few short minutes can be a good way to enjoy a hot meal when you’re on a morning time-crunch.

Pumpkin French Toast

While fall is a great time of the year to enjoy pumpkin anything, it’s also a great time for apples! Apple picking is a favorite fall pastime, and whether you are team apple or team pumpkin during the autumn months, you can enjoy a french toast casserole just the same. With this pumpkin cream cheese french toast and this apple pecan french toast, you may need to buy another instant pot or a 2 tier pan so that both teams can compete at breakfast!

Pumpkin French Toast Ingredients

What’s in Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast?

  • 1/2 loaf French Bread Cubed (Approximately 12oz)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbs White Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbs Flour
  • 1 T Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans *Optional
How to make Instant Pot Breakfast

How to make Pumpkin French Toast

Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Directions

  • Take a loaf of French Bread and slice it into 3/4 – 1 inch slices. You will use about 12oz of the loaf
  • Cube slices of bread into small bite size pieces and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, pour your brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and melted butter.
  • Stir to combine and set aside
  • This is going to become the crumble for the top of your french toast, so if you are choosing to add pecans, mix them in as well.
  • Using another bowl, mix your eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, white sugar, and vanilla.
  • Cut your cold brick of Cream Cheese into Cubes and add 2/3 of the cubes into your egg mixture and stir.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread cubes and toss to combine making sure that bread is covered in mixture
  • In a greased metal pan or springform pan pour bread mixture and top with remaining cream cheese cubes
  • Sprinkle Brown Sugar Crumble mixture on top
  • Pour 1 cup water in bottom of Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot
  • Place French Toast Casserole on a trivet and place inside
  • Set to Manual / Pressure Cook for 25 minutes with a Quick Release
  • Serve with warm syrup or whipping cream
Brown Sugar Crumble How to

Can I cook 2 French Toast Recipes at once in the Pressure Cooker? 

With all of my delicious french toast recipes, you may be struggling to prioritize which ones you want to eat first! For larger families or friends over during brunch, you may even wish to double the recipe. This, of course, begs the question, can you cook 2 recipes at once? 

I have great news! With a two-tier pan, you can enjoy 2 batches of the same recipe or 2 different recipes at the same time! Now you can have what you want to eat, and the kids can have their favorite too.  

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

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What to serve with Pumpkin French Toast?

Pumpkin french toast is such a filling and flavorful meal that you may have a hard time deciding on something to serve with it. While you want extra food options on your plate, you also don’t want to distract from the seasonal flavors and aroma.

Sometimes, keeping it simple is about the best option that you can have. Serving this pumpkin cream cheese casserole with a side of fresh fruit such as bananas or grapes can be exactly what you need. 

Can I freeze Pumpkin French Toast? 

As delicious and filling as this recipe is, you may find that you simply cannot eat it all. Wasting food is such a bad habit, and there’s no way that you’d want to toss out such a delicious meal when it could be eaten later.

Take any uneaten french toast that you have on hand, and place in your freezer for later. When you want to eat it, simply thaw it out and heat it up — pumpkin cream cheese french toast-round 2.

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How to reheat Pumpkin French Toast?

Unlike a normal slice of french toast where you could reheat it in the toaster, this casserole is better reheated in an oven, microwave, or toaster oven. Simply cook it until it has been heated through and enjoy it as you would the first day it was made!

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Pumpkin French Toast

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Yield: 6 Servings

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Loaf of French Bread (Approximate 12 oz) cubed
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tbs White Sugar
  • 4 oz Cold Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbs Flour
  • 1 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs Butter Melted

Instructions

  1. Take a loaf of French Bread and slice it into 3/4 – 1 inch slices. You will use about 12oz of the loaf
  2. Cube slices of bread into small bite size pieces and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, pour your brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and melted butter.
  4. Stir to combine and set aside
  5. This is going to become the crumble for the top of your french toast, so if you are choosing to add pecans, mix them in as well.
  6. Using another bowl, mix your eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, white sugar, and vanilla.
  7. Cut your cold brick of Cream Cheese into Cubes and add 2/3 of the cubes into your egg mixture and stir.
  8. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes and toss to combine making sure that bread is covered in mixture
  9. In a greased metal pan or springform pan pour bread mixture and top with remaining cream cheese cubes
  10. Sprinkle Brown Sugar Crumble mixture on top
  11. Pour 1 cup water in bottom of Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot
  12. Place French Toast Casserole on a trivet and place inside
  13. Set to Manual / Pressure Cook for 25 minutes with a Quick Release
  14. Serve with warm syrup or whipping cream

Notes

Optional - Add 1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans to Brown Sugar Crumble

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 238 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 128mg Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
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