Hubby Meals: Baked Pumpkin French Toast AND Date Night Video!

Every saturday when my husband has the day off we always watch the food network in the morning together.

Our favorite show to watch together is The Pioneer Woman.

If you know anything about The Pioneer Woman, she’s a food blogger too, so right away I was drawn in. She has a quirky sense of humor and her food…although not healthy lol…looks mighty tasty.

Every time we watch it together my husband sits there with his mouth wide open in awe at the delicious food she makes…

And every time he say’s the same thing, ” Now why can’t you make that?!?”

In which I reply, “Shut up and drink your greens!”

Every once in a while, because I love him, I give in and make him something that he’s been begging for. One of those dishes just happened to be baked french toast.

I’ve talked about this on the blog before, and my husbands obsession with french toast, but when he saw Ree Drumond pour that buttery sugar egg mixture over that white sourdough bread he well…Practically sharted.


Let’s just say he got really excited. Ever since then, that’s all he can talk about, so I decided to show that boy I love him and make him the meal he’s been requesting for ages…

Of coarse I practically changed the whole recipe and added a vegetable…

It’s the thought that counts right…?

Baked Pumpkin French Toast

Adapted from: the pioneer woman


1 loaf crusty whole wheat bread

coconut oil for brushing pan

3/4 c. pumpkin puree

6 eggs

1 1/2 c. coconut milk

2 TB. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. garam masala

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

dash of ginger

3/4 c. coconut sugar


1/2 c. coconut oil

1/3 c. whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 c. coconut sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

dash of salt


1. Begin with your loaf bread. You want a sturdy crusty loaf bread so it won’t get soggy.

2. Rip pieces of bread up and pour into greased 9X13 pan.

3. Take the rest of the ingredients for the filling and whisk together until everything is incorporated.

4. Pour filling over bread pieces and distribute filling evenly.

5. Make your topping by mixing everything together. Your oil can be hard or liquid. If it’s hard just use a fork or pastry cutter to incorporate all ingredients. If it’s liquid stir it together until combined. Drop topping through out top of french toast. Cover and place in fridge for a few hours of over night…You can also put it in the oven right away if needed.

(This is a great make ahead dish!)

6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350. Bake for 45 min. for a bread pudding consistency, or an hour + for a harder crust. (We prefer an hour.)

7. Top with maple syrup…take a bite…

Welcome to heaven!

At first I didn’t tell my husband I changed the recipe. I waited till he ate THREE servings of it!

It’s safe to assume it was a hit!

Here’s to making our husbands healthy!

I mean, happy! πŸ™‚


If your bored, we filmed a family fun video of the a Surprise Date Night that the husband took me on!

Have a great rest of your week!!

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  1. This looks AMAZING. My husband and I would BOTH love it. πŸ™‚

  2. looks delicious! love french toast and love pumpkin πŸ™‚ yes cheers to making husbands healthy!!!

  3. The video is pretty darn cute…you are both just GIDDY with freedom! Yay for date nights! And I love Boo’s singing in the tub, razor & all. Lol

  4. Yay for date night! I actually just made a pumpkin french toast bake last night but it didn’t come out sweet enough πŸ™ I bet coconut sugar would be an awesome addition!

  5. MMM french toast and date night!! YUMMMM
    can’t wait to try this recipe out this weekend!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Um yum and holy sweet heck awesome date night!

  7. Any suggestions for an alternative for the 6 eggs? I’m vegan. I have egg replacer but get nervous using it for more than 1-2 eggs max in a recipe. Does it work the same? I feel like the taste would be altered. Thoughts???

    • Hmmm well I’ve never worked with egg replacers before so I couldn’t really tell you what it might do. However, I have eggless french toast,recipe is linked above in post, and I’m assuming if the bread was baked with that batter, it would most likely harden in the oven. If you want to try an egg replacer, I would have the recipe, so it only requires 3 eggs, and you could get away with ‘2’ and see how that works..Thanks for your question, I hope I answered it well enough!

  8. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says:

    Your entire family is ridiculously adorable and you are just gorgeous! I love rough massages too, to the point where I want to yell at the woman, but don’t haha. It is a fine line between feeling incredible and torture.

  9. you people are soo stinkin cute…love your adorable little fam!

  10. I have been having a hard time “pinning” recipes from your blog, and this is the first one I was able to do successfully (I have kept trying even though they never worked)!
    I haven’t ever posted before, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I love your blog! Your stories and humor are so great (not to mention some of my all-time favorite recipes). I am now (mostly) vegetarian and trying to be more vegan and your blog was the first to turn me on to it! Apparently PETA can’t hold a candle to you! πŸ™‚ I like how you present more of the nutriton side of it, and also how you point out that we’re all human and it’s ok to eat junk food sometimes, working out doesn’t always work out, and if I cook my boyfriend something with meat the world will not end. πŸ™‚ Also, your family is adorable.
    Please keep it up! You are so inspiring and beautiful! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Caitlin, your comment made my night!
      My earlier recipes, for some reason, aren’t able to pin. So I am slowly having to re-download every picture. So sorry for the inconvenience!
      And I am so glad you can understand my feelings towards food and that it doesn’t have to be stressful, perfect in anyway, and we just need to have fun with it. That’s what life is all about!
      Thank you again for being a wonderful reader, and don’t be shy! πŸ™‚

  11. i used to see your husband at byui all the time, small world! and your blog is cute πŸ™‚ love all your recipes. thanks for sharing, i gotta try this!

  12. Um, YUM! Pumpkin and French toast together?! I am totally with you on trying to make your husband eat his veggies! Last night I was telling my boyfriend he better take a few bites of asparagus πŸ™‚ I am definitely going to make this this weekend! Thanks for the recipe, I just stumbled across your blog. πŸ™‚


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