Eat Drink & Be Mary: Pumpkin Chip French Toast Bake


Pumpkin Chip French Toast Bake

I'm back with another Taste of Tuesday co-hosting with Jessica and Ashley...

This week I bring to you a recipe originally found on Inside BruCrew Life. When I found the recipe, I thought it would be the perfect meal for Christmas morning. And boom it was set & I was put in charge of Christmas breakfast.  It was prepared the night before, and kept in the fridge over night. I made the topping and popped in the oven first thing Christmas morning since when did I grow up & Santa’s gifts weren’t a number one priority—say it isn’t so.

To say it was a hit would be an understatement.

No joke. Words like, “that looks awesome,” were muttered over and over when I took the dish out of the oven. And from an almost 18 year old, whose not a man of many words, that’s saying something. The smell filled the kitchen; making the perfect mix of cinnamon and the smell of our huge Frasier Fir that will be taken down entirely too soon on that Christmas morn. Barely waiting enough time for it to finish we began digging in. And everyone agreed the dish was delicious, with comments like, “This is pretty dad-gum good,” & “I’m gonna need to take some home with me, Judy said she didn’t want to miss anything that tasted good.” Also, the dish keeps perfectly as leftovers, with a brief stop in the microwave for 30 seconds, suggested by Jocelyn . We only had one small square leftover and someone snatched it up before I could get my hands on it so we’ll just have to take her word on it. 
 So without further adieu…  Mary tested, Brother approved

Pumpkin Chip French Toast Bake
Original Recipe from Inside BruCrew Life.

5 cups cubed bagel pieces (about 4-5 bagels)
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 C milk
4 eggs
1 C pumpkin puree
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 C sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
2/3 C mini chocolate chips



¼ C flour
¼ C brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp butter, softened

For the Glaze:
½ C powdered sugar
2 tsp milk (I used more to make it a thinner consistency)

Instructions: Place bagel cubes on a baking sheet & toast in the oven for 10 minutes at 350°. When you take the bagels out, pour the melted butter over them. Mix in a large mixing bowl the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips for the dish (not topping & glaze). Add bagels and let sit for 20 minutes. Stir in mini chocolate chips gently (I left the chocolate chips out, and only put them on top, on a count of I don’t like chocolate and could avoid them this way). Pour into greased 9x13 dish. This is when I let the dish sit over night in the fridge. Mix together the ingredients for the topping until they are a grainy, sand like texture. Crumble the topping onto the dish. I also sprinkled chocolate chips on top of the topping. Put in the oven for 1 hour at 350°. Remove from the oven and let the dish cool. Mix together the powered sugar and the milk. Drizzle glaze. Cut. Serve. Enjoy!

Minutes later...GONE!

What did you make Christmas morning? 
 Have you ever tried this recipe or something similar.
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  1. It's no wonder that was such a hit- it looks amazing!!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This looks absolutely amazing! I'm featuring this as my favorite for today's Delicious Dish Tuesday (as soon as I finish the post, haha)! :) Please come back and share more tasty recipes with us!!

  3. Oh YUM! That looks yummy !!! And using bagels is such a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Twirl and Take a Bow! xo


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