Waking up in a cold Autumn morning….
Recipe from Minimalist Baker
3 1/2 cups 1-inch bread cubes
7 large eggs
2 cups milk (any kind)*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup pumpkin butter (or pumpkin puree)*
3-4 tablespoons brown sugar for topping
nuts, like pecan or walnuts (optional)
- Cut any kind of bread into 1-inch cubes – I recommend a crusty, whole grain variety. If using sandwich bread, use 5-7 thick slices. Then, spread into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and pumpkin butter until well combined. Pour over bread and push down with a spoon or your hands until it’s all soaked and mostly covered. Cover with saran wrap or lid and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees, uncover and top with brown sugar and nuts (optional). Bake for 35-45 minutes.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup, honey or agave nectar. Store leftovers in the refrigerator covered for up to a couple days.*
It is super healthy as well!
Bread cubes bathed in the delicious batter.
Serving size: 10 slices; per slice: Calories: 122 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 13.7 g Sugar: 7.4 g Sodium: 145 mg Fiber: 1.3 gProtein: 7.8 g