Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Made With Homemade Pumpkin Babka

The Kitchen Play Challenge

Are you looking for a mouth-watering recipe to wow your holiday guests? Then prepare yourself for a fabulous treat: Pumpkin French Toast Casserole – which I’ve prepared for Kitchen Play’s November Menu Challenge!

Each month, Kitchen Play hosts a Progressive Party that features a multi-course menu and enticing prizes from generous sponsors. Food bloggers are then invited to re-create their favorite recipes from the menus and to blog about their experience. Creativity in interpreting the recipes is encouraged. If you are a food lover, you must check out their site!

Calphalon is sponsoring this month’s challenge and I could not be more excited! I believe that the results you achieve in your kitchen depend, in large part, on the quality of the tools you use, and I know from personal experience that Calphalon makes great products! I have used Calphalon non-stick cookware and bake ware in my kitchen for well over a decade and have always been pleased with the results. I used a number of Calphalon products, including my 9 x 14 Baking Pans, 3 Loaf Pans, Cookie Sheet, Everyday Pan, Rubber and Slotted Spatulas, and Pastry Brush, while creating this recipe!

Kitchen Play - Calphalon Challenge

The Creative Process

Kitchen Play featured six fabulous recipes on their November menu. Although they all looked tempting, I knew I wanted to make Karly’s Pumpkin French Toast Casserole from the moment I saw it! Prince Charming and I are huge French Toast lovers, and we felt this would make an outstanding Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s brunch entrée for our holiday guests!


The Magic Starts With Our Homemade Pumpkin Babka!

I created this recipe in two parts. First, to give this recipe a unique twist, I substituted the store-brought French bread used in the original recipe with our Homemade Pumpkin Babka Recipe. This enabled me to incorporate the wonderful flavors of pumpkin and pecans into the bread itself. I then transformed the Pumpkin Babka into Pumpkin French Toast Casserole, creating my own special Pumpkin Sauce along the way. The result is a decadently delicious dish that you and your guests will love. Enjoy!

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Ingredients

3 Loaves of Pumpkin Babka, Sliced ½ Inch Thick
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar, Packed
2 2/3 Cups Pumpkin Puree
6 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
3 Cups Heavy Cream
1 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
3/4 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 ½ Teaspoons Cinnamon

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the Pumpkin Casserole ingredients except the Babka and stir together well.

3. Butter two 13 x 9 Calphalon baking pans. Place a layer of Pumpkin Babka in the bottom of each pan.

Casserole Step 3 - Layer 1

Ladle half of the Pumpkin Casserole Sauce over the Pumpkin Babka in the two pans. Add a second layer of Babka over the current layers and ladle on the remaining sauce.

C2 - Casserole Step 3 - Layers with Sauce - Updated

4. Bake the casserole at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

C3 - Casserole Step 4 - Baked Caserole - Updated

5. Use a spatula to remove a section of the casserole onto your serving plate. Garnish with powder sugar and fruit. Serve immediately.

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51 Responses to “Pumpkin French Toast Casserole”

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  1. Ann says:

    Yum! Both the recipes look delicious! I’m going to be making some food for my mom since she’s older and on her own now. She’d enjoy having a special breakfast with either of these items. Thanks for posting the recipes!

  2. Patricia says:

    This looks delicious! I just got through eating a large piece of pumkin pie with a large dollop of cool whip with a cup of Chocolate Trufle Coffee.

    Following you via Weekly Book Blog Hop. Already a GFC follower.

    Have a Blessed Day,
    Patricia aka Mamaw

  3. Oh my! This looks fantastic–I am so hungry just looking at it! I’m a fan of anything involving pumpkin. 🙂

  4. Swanky Baby's Mom says:

    Great blog! Following you from the Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you will stop by and follow Swanky Baby too!

    Swanky Baby

  5. Jen says:

    Wow, now I am hungry! 😉

    Stopping over from the TAFBH and following you!

    Feel free to stop by one of my blogs and do the same!

    Thanks and many blessings!

  6. Sumana says:

    Following u via Fancy FRidays Blog Hop from Mel DReams Often. Hope u will follow me too.

  7. D says:

    Mmmm! I love all things pumpkin, so yummy. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes. I’m hopping over from Homemaker in heels.

  8. This sounds heavenly! Unfortunately, I cannot bake much any longer. My hands get sore easily with the fibromyalgia. 🙁

    I’m hopping for Weekend Creation.


  9. NYOA says:

    Oh MY G! this looks absolutely positively delicious!! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday! Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes
    Clean Gal

  10. Sally says:

    I’m on my way to your house. This looks wonderful. I am not a good enough cook to create something this fabulous. My husband would love it.. He loves anything pumpkin. Great presentation!

  11. YUM!! I might have to make this for Christmas morning!!!


  12. Miz Helen says:

    Your Pumpkin French Toast Casserole looks like an awesome treat. I just love this combination of flavors! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. malia says:

    OK I am hungry now… I can practically smell this. Looks SO GOOD!

  14. Yana says:

    Oh my, that sounds delicious!

  15. Kim says:

    Wow, does that look rich and decadent and full of great pumpkin flavor! Of all the flavors of baked French Toast I’ve made, I never did pumpkin. One of the things I love about this type of dish is the ability to make it the night before, and then pop it in the oven in the morning. Have you ever tried that? This would be a great dish for a Christmas morning brunch, or an autumn breakfast, before your family heads out for a hike.

  16. Janelle D says:

    This looks amazing! I would love to try it although I wish it had a few less steps because I’m lazy. 😉

  17. Judy Haughton-James
    Twitter: james_judy

    Wow! These look so-o-o delicious! Thank you very much for adding your links to the Creative Thursday Blog Hop. If you wish you can also participate in the one we post this week Thursday. Take care and all the best to you.

  18. Erika says:

    Wow! This looks so yummy and I bet it smells amazing! I will have to give this a try sometime…thanks so much for sharing!

  19. amy says:

    That looks amazing! I love anything made with pumpkin. Thanks for sharing this!

  20. angie says:

    sounds delicious and so great for a cold morning come see me at

  21. April@The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    This is such an excellent post, and your pumpkin French toast casserole sounds divine! Thank you for sharing with the Gallery of Favorites.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Oh yum! That looks so delicious!

  23. Ashley T says:

    OMG that looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  24. Natasha says:

    ohhh looks yummy!!

    Thanks for linking up to serenity Saturday. Hope you can join us again this week

    Natasha xx

  25. This looks amazing! Anything pumpkin is my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  26. Casey says:

    Both these recipes are tempting and appealing to the eye. I want to make both of them.

  27. Chaya says:

    THanks for linking to My Meatless Mondays. I want to have a taste of each of these. They book look out of this world delicious. Did I tell you, I love French toast?

  28. Penny J. Leisch says:

    I found your site on Blogaholic’s Fall Blog hop and this recipe sounded intriguing. It looks very hard to convert to gluten free though. 🙁 Do you have anything yummy in the french toast line that’s gluten free for the holidays? I’m not into really complicated recipes as there are only two of us most of the time, but I could use some help. Thanks.

  29. Linda says:

    Wow. Fabulous!!

  30. Pumpkin French Toast Casserole sounds yummy enough, but to add in your own homemade bread – BRAVO! Thank you for sharing this on the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop. I will be featuring it on this week’s blog hop. I look forward to seeing what other goodies you have in store for us.


  31. Oh my goodness, I need to make this as soon as possible…it looks absolutely delicious!

  32. danielle says:

    My “all things pumpkin” obsession needs this! Stopping by from the SITS link up.

  33. Amber says:

    Ooo yum! I love pumpkin stuff.

  34. chanelle says:

    I had pinned this ages ago and forgotten about it until now. It’s fall and I want some pumpkin! this recipe looks delicious!

  35. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I have so got to try this sounds like it would be really good. 🙂

  36. Amber says:

    I must make this. I love pumpkin stuff.

  37. Mila says:

    Yum! I just got to make it this year 🙂

  38. Jess says:

    Pumpkin is my weakness, especially when combined with breakfast food – love this recipe, definitely pinning! Have a great week 🙂 xo

  39. This looks sooooo delish!!!! I will have to try!

  40. Sarah Bell says:

    This looks and sounds delicious!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  41. Amy says:

    I love pumpkin and french toast and this looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing.


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