The Greatest Pumpkin Spice Latte French Toast
Ok, I’m just going to state the obvious. Pumpkin spice season is here! It’s time for all things pumpkin spice latte to commence. That’s where this pumpkin spice latte french toast recipe comes in. Something perfectly balanced with all the best Fall flavors. So, whether you’ve entered sweater weather already or you’re simply ready for all the cozy recipes, we can dig into this one together.
What I love about this vegan french toast recipe is that you experience autumn in one bite.
There are just a few products I’ve found that really give me that experience: Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest seasonal flavor and of course Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
To get started with this recipe you’ll need to start with the batter. I’m going to be honest with you. I was skeptical about how this would turn out at first. Especially considering what makes french toast french toast are the eggs. But I was pleasantly surprised when this all came together.
To create the pumpkin spice latte batter we’ll mix the following ingredients together in a bowl:
- ¼ cup Pumpkin puree
- 1 cup Almond milk
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (this is what makes the batter “eggy”)
- 1 scoop of Happy Viking Vanilla Protein Powder (Use my code HVSAGEN to get 15% off)
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp butter extract
You’ll want to whisk all of these ingredients together really well in a bowl. Then let it sit for five to ten minutes. This will allow the batter to thicken but not become too thick. If the batter does become too thick, add more milk.
While the batter is thickening, slice your bread into thick slices. About an inch or so thick. The best bread to use for french toast, in my opinion, is vegan challah bread. I was unable to find some for this recipe so the second runner up is french bread! Which honestly, was just satisfying so I have no complaints.
Pick up some french bread from the grocery store a couple of days before making your french toast because you want “stale” bread. This makes the best french toast because your bread won’t get soggy. For this vegan french toast recipe you want bread that can soak up the batter very well but does not get soggy.
Then take two slices of bread and sprinkle a handful of vegan chocolate chips on top of one slice of bread. Take the second slice and place it on top and smush the slices together to make a sandwich.
Now’s a good time to go ahead and start warming up your skillet. I used vegan butter to grill my french toast but you can also use a neutral oil if you’d prefer.
Once your pumpkin spice latte batter has thickened you’ll want to dip your french bread sandwich slices into the batter. Carefully dip until both sides of your french bread are covered. You may have a few chocolate chips fall out but just be mindful when dipping and flipping!
Then add your pumpkin spice latte french toast sandwich to the skillet and allow to cook or “toast” until golden brown on both sides. On medium heat, this took about 7 minutes or so on both sides for me.
If you don’t want to go the extra mile to make these into a kabob then happily stop here and enjoy! BUT, if you’re looking to get creative then let’s keep going and make our Pumpkin Spice Latte French Toast Kabobs, shall we?!
Once your french toast sandwich is golden brown on both sides, resist the urge to eat it. That’s the first step. Then cut the sandwich into four equal pieces. Take each piece and add it to your kabob skewer, alternating between strawberry pieces. Don’t worry if you have chocolate oozing out, that is the best part!
Now, it’s time to garnish & enjoy! Here are some garnish ideas to kick it up a notch: powdered sugar, coconut whipped cream or more fruit. Happy eating.