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Crusted Pumpkin French Toast with Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup (Gluten Free)

Welcome back to #pumpkinweek2015! No idea what I’m talking about? See the bottom of this post! I’m continuing all with the festivities today! Originally, I was going to save this for Friday, but I’ve got some other things that I am thinking of for that day, and honestly, Alex and I had these last night and I was way too excited.

Be sure to enter the JHill Race Map Giveaway (last few days!) or go ahead and use discount code SUSIEXJHILL for 15% off the entire site! **not just for runners! Also, don’t forget about the Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter Giveaway either!

Gluten Free Crusted Pumpkin French Toast with Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup

In other words: get excited, these are delicious and perfect for an “classy” brunch. Save the Basil Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffin Tops for a ladies tea, these are meant for BRUNCH. They are as healthy as you want to make them, but I suggest having some fun every now and then, right?

Get the most out of fall with Gluten Free Crusted Pumpkin French Toast and Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup! Semi-Healthy Fall Brunch in a Snap! Get the recipes at Suzlyfe.com

I have a confession: growing up, I didn’t like pumpkin pie, I didn’t like French Toast. My, oh, my, how times have changed. This combines like 3 of my best French Toast recipes with the flavors of the season and a crazy awesome syrup recipe that can be gluten free or not. Regardless, you can’t go wrong. 

I had both Trader Joe’s Pumpkin O’s as well as Barbara’s Pumpkin Spice Puffins on hand, and both are gluten free and would work perfectly. If you are going vegan whole hog (LOL), the Pumpkin O’s are also vegan, but you will obviously need an egg substitute. 

Get the most out of fall with Gluten Free Crusted Pumpkin French Toast and Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup! Semi-Healthy Fall Brunch in a Snap! Get the recipes at Suzlyfe.com

Both the pumpkin French Toast as well as the vanilla beer syrup recipes are easy to make in bulk and keep warm in the oven. If you are making them in multiples and are worried about the cereal staying crispy, skip the crusting before cooking and instead crust after. Making this recipe even more convenient is the fact that just about every ingredient is one that you likely already have in your cabinet or fridge, and the total cost of everything is minimal. Bang for your buck is achieved with this pumpkin French Toast. Plus, the fact that it is also dairy free means that everyone but true vegans can have it! Food, fun, and flavor for all!

Crusted Pumpkin French Toast (Gluten Free)
Serves 2
Get the most out of fall with Gluten Free Crusted Pumpkin French Toast and Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup! Semi-Healthy Fall Brunch in a Snap!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
French Toast
  1. 4 slices Gluten Free Bread
  2. 2 egg + 2 egg whites + 3 Tbsp water OR 1/2 cup liquid egg white
  3. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  4. 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice + 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1 cup crush gluten free pumpkin cereal (Pumpkin Spice Puffins or Trader Joe's Pumpkin O's)
  8. Gluten Free Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup (see below)
For Toast
  1. Preheat oven to 250*
  2. Combine egg mixture of choice with pumpkin puree, vanilla, spices, and salt.
  3. Crush gluten free pumpkin cereal. Soak bread in egg and pumpkin mixture and press into crushed cereal
  4. Cook crusted bread over medium heat on a greased griddle or skillet. Flip after 2-3 minutes (to avoid burning). Finish cooking another 2-3 minutes and transfer to oven.
  5. Serve French Toast with beer syrup and a dusting of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and a drizzle of Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup!
Suzlyfe http://suzlyfe.com/
 And not for even more fun: I’ve been looking for another fun use for my Jessica’s Natural Foods Natural Vanilla Syrup, and this recipe proved perfect for it! See the recipe card for notes on substitutions/modifications. But if you don’t already have this syrup in your arsenal (particularly if you are baker), I suggest you get it! Gluten free, non GMO, vegan. And get some granola while you are at it. It will change your life. That is my opinion, no compensation!

Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Vanilla Pumpkin Beer Syrup is vegan, gluten free, and the perfect addition to your fall adult brunch!
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Cook Time
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Total Time
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bottle dark gluten free beer (for non gluten free, pick your favorite dark pumpkin beer!)**
  2. 2 Tbsp gluten free vanilla syrup (like Jessica's Natural Vanilla Syrup)***
  3. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
Instructions
  1. Combine beer, syrup and puree in small sauce pan. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and whisk for 10 minutes.
  2. Drizzle over your brunch favorites, like the Gluten Free Crusted Pumpkin French Toast!
Notes
  1. ** Not a drinker? Try espresso--can be decaf if you like!
  2. *** don't have vanilla syrup? Try Vanilla Stevia to taste or vanilla extract (1 TBSP should be enough) and stevia to taste
Suzlyfe http://suzlyfe.com/
Today, I am continuing to work on getting my life in order before we go back out of town, and I’m also getting my infusion done this morning. Later, I am planning to have dinner with a VIBlend, but we are still nailing that down. My recipe for tomorrow is another awesome, but much less indulgent #pumpkinweek2015 recipe. You may have gotten a teaser for it the other week on Instagram!

WOW #GlutenFree Pumpkin French Toast with #vegan Vanilla #Pumpkin Beer Syrup? #pumpkinweek2105 Click To Tweet

Have you ever made syrup with beer before?

I love my eggs at brunch, I save my French Toast for dinner. What do you opt for at Brunch?

#pumpkinweek2015 is a celebration of the best of pumpkin on blogs and social media from October 18-23! Tag your creations and link up with us!

#PumpkinWeek2015 October 18-23

Join 6 awesome bloggers as we share pumpkin recipes on our blogs and social media for one pumpkin-y week ending in a giant pumpkin recipe link-up on Friday!  

Lovely co-hosts:

Want to join in the fun?

Simply tag your pumpkin recipes on Instagram with #pumpkinweek2015 and/or join in the link-up on Friday! We will each be picking our favorite posts from the hashtag to share on our blogs Friday, so be sure to check each of the co-hosts’ blogs. (Please note that participating means we can share your photos—with credit—on our blogs and social media.)

Linking up with Laura for StrangebutGood, Tina and Deborah for Meatless Monday, Powered By BLING, Running on Happy & The Fit Foodie Mama for another round of Meatless Monday, and Fit Foodie Mama, Hello to Fit, Fairyburger, and Chocolate Runner Girl for Foodie Friday.

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