It’s Fall ya’ll! Bring on everything pumpkin! We are trying to get a cold front in Texas, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The humidity is insane, but on a positive note, it’s the first of many and we need them to roll in to get rid of the monster mosquitos.
So this is something I was making for breakfast over the weekend, but it actually is better as a dessert. It’s more like a bread pudding. Really good, but a little heavy.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin French Toast
(Adapted from Damn Delicious)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 (12-count) package KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, cubed
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE GLAZE
2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the crumb topping, combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Add cold butter and toss to coat, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
Lightly coat the inside of a 6-qt slow cooker with nonstick spray.
In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
Place a layer of bread cubes evenly into the slow cooker.
Pour pumpkin mixture evenly over the bread cubes.
Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the bread cubes.
Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or high for 1-2 hours.
To make the cream cheese glaze, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.
Serve immediately, drizzled with cream cheese glaze and garnished with confectioners’ sugar and pecans, if desired.