Pumpkin Spice French Toast

French toast is another one of those go to meals in my house.  It is quick, easy, guaranteed to please my boys, and always for dinner (not breakfast!)  To get into the fall spirit (and to add a little extra nutritional boost to the meal – yay pumpkin!), I decided to make our French toast a bit more exciting.  Super festive, super delicious, welcome fall!

Recipe Notes:
*Instead of mixing the spices into the pumpkin puree, you can sprinkle the slices of French toast with pumpkin pie spice individually.
*If serving this to children, I recommend omitting the espresso powder.

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

10 slices dense 100% whole wheat bread
¼ cup pumpkin puree
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
Dash of ground cloves
½ tsp espresso powder (optional)
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cup lowfat milk

Preheat an electric skillet to 375 degrees F and spray with non stick spray.

In a large shallow bowl, combine with pumpkin puree and spices, stirring until thoroughly combined.  Beat in the eggs, milk, and espresso powder until combined.

Dip the slices of bread into the batter, flipping to coat.  Cook on the electric skillet 2-3 minutes or until the bottom is crisp and browned.  Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until the other side is browned.

Serve hot with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup.