3 Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

The holiday season means that we have some slower mornings around the house with time that we can actually prepare and enjoy breakfast together. We are all fans of pumpkin, and I wanted to share three fairly easy recipes that we love. I found all of these on the internet, but have adapted them as I’ve made them a few times.

IMG_1346Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 1 loaf French bread cut into 1-inch cubes

for topping, mash together:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

Whisk together eggs, vanilla, 1-3/4 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and pumpkin. Add in bread cubes and mix until all are “wet”. Put in greased 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with the topping mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. *Any loaf of bread works, but I prefer the French.

Easy Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger

Can substitute 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and ginger. These pancakes are great topped with maple syrup and/or cream cheese.

FullSizeRender (12)Pumpkin Muffins  (about 1 dozen)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 can  pumpkin (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil (or substitute part apple sauce and part oil)
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or substitute part whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • optional add-ins: Any combination of 3/4 cup dried cranberries, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or chopped pecans.

Beat together eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil (and/or apple sauce). Combine the dry ingredients and gradually add to the pumpkin mixture. Fold in ad-ins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

As you can see, this muffin recipe has lots of options for different add-ins and substitutions to make them healthier. I tend to use a different combination each time I make them. I have also made in mini-loaf pans or as mini muffins.

 

 

 

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