My husband and I work some weird hours for our jobs. He works on a tug boat, often going out of town for a week or so, and I work nights at a restaurant. No 9-5, Monday to Friday jobs for us. We have to make the most out of the little time we have together. For us mornings are the best. It is so nice to wake up together naturally without an alarm clock most days of the week when he is home. We know how spoiled we are to sleep in but man we love it. One day our lazy morning routines will change but for now we will appreciate and soak in our mornings glory while we can.
During the week we usually wake up and get our day going with working out, running errands and meal prepping. On weekends however our mornings slow right down. Even the cats get on board with us and sleep in. Evan is King of breakfast and he knows how to do breakfast right. Good bacon, fried eggs, toast, hash browns, pancakes from scratch, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, you name it. He rocks. Today I gave him a break and made breakfast for him for once. Since it’s September and Fall I was craving pumpkin. And bacon. Of course.
I don’t think we’ve had French toast in a few years so I whipped up some pumpkin spice French toast. I figured how hard could it be? Apparently not very hard. Sometimes a little bit of this and a little bit of that, some sugar and spice and it does turn out nice (laaaame I know).
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
4 pieces of your favourite bread
1/2 can pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (I like a lot of cinnamon, you can use less if you want)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Whisk in a bowl all of the ingredients except for the bread until thoroughly combined. Soak the slices of bread for about 5 minutes on each side, or until soaked all the way through. *I didn’t soak mine long enough, about 2 minutes on each side and the pumpkin spice mixture didn’t quite get all the way through the bread but it was still super good.* Next time I would probably soak the bread on a cookie sheet with the egg and pumpkin mixture. On a preheated griddle on medium lightly coat the surface with cooking spray or butter. Place the bread on the griddle and cook on each side until golden brown and the egg is cooked through. About 10-15 minutes or so depending on the thickness or your bread and how much egg mixture was absorbed. Serve with your favourite syrup and a side of thick sliced bacon. Drool…..
How do you like to spend your lazy day mornings? What kind of pumpkin recipes do you like this time of year? I’m thinking maybe a pumpkin spice latte is in order on my way to work… 🙂
Happy fall everyone!