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Two slices of French Toast with pumpkins in background.

Halloween is just a few days away and that means we are about to go full swing into the Holiday season. This time of year always flies by. Don’t you which January and February would go by this fast? Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Who can resist carving pumpkins, watching football games, heck, I even like raking leaves. More than anything, I love taking long hikes with my dog and listening to the sound of the leaves crackle and crunch under our feet.

After being outside in the cool, crisp air, I always crave a nice, warm cup of coffee flavored with Coffee-mate. Preferably by the fireplace.

Call me clueless, but until recently, I had no idea that you could use Coffee-mate in food recipes. And boy am I glad you can. You see, I have a little bit of a Coffee-mate addiction. I put it in my coffee every single day. But they’re killing me with all the new fantastic flavors. I have to buy each and every one of them. Here’s what’s currently in my fridge.
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The seasonal flavors which are only available September through December are Spiced Latte, Eggnog Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Pumpkin Spice, and New! Dark Chocolate Fudge. And have you tried the Girl Scout flavors, Caramel and Coconut and Thin Mint®? Love them!

Well before I figured out you could bake with Coffee-mate, I would only allow myself to open 1 container of Coffee-mate at a time. It can take a fairly long time to go through a container when you’re rotating a bunch of different flavors and I didn’t want to keep track of how long each one had been open.

But now that I’ve started using Coffee-mate in recipes, I can go through flavors much faster, and I don’t feel guilty having more than one open at a time. I can open the fridge and say Hmmmmm, am I in a Hazelnut mood? Or maybe today is a Peppermint Mocha kind of day.

Last weekend I used up some Pumpkin Spice in several recipes. I’m sharing the Pumpkin Spice Bread French Toast today, but stay tuned. I have a Pumpkin Tassie recipe coming soon.

Two slices of Pumpkin French Toast with pumpkins in background.

In this French Toast recipe, I used Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate in 3 different ways. That’s putting a pretty good dent in the container. First I used some in the actual pumpkin bread recipe. Since I made the pumpkin bread knowing that I would use it for French Toast, I cut back a little on the liquid ingredients, as well as the spices and sugar to make a less moist/less sweet bread.

Then I soaked the pumpkin bread slices briefly in a mixture of eggs, milk, and Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate. Finally I used some Coffee-mate to flavor my whipped cream. It turned out to be one super delicious breakfast with plenty of wonderful pumpkin spice goodness.

Check out these recipes for more  Coffee-mate goodness:


Sandwich cookies are always a big hit. These would be wonderful to munch on while waiting for the big meal on Turkey Day. 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Bread French Toast on a plate topped with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Spice Bread French Toast

Pumpkin Bread French Toast

French Toast made out of pumpkin bread and flavored with Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate.



  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate

French Toast

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Combine all ingredients for bread (flour through 2 tablespoons Coffee-mate) in a large bowl. Stir just until mixed.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, place in oven and bake for 60 minutes. Let bread cool completely before proceeding.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Cut bread into slices. In a pie plate, whisk together eggs, milk, and Coffee-mate.
  • Dip bread slices in egg mixture briefly, coating each side.
  • Lightly coat skillet with butter and place 2 pieces of bread at a time in the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining bread. (If doing more than about 8 slices, you will need more egg mixture.)
  • Beat heavy cream using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Once stiff peaks start to form, add 1 tablespoon Coffee-mate and turn mixer off once it is mixed in.
  • Serve French toast with whipped cream and maple syrup.
Course: Breakfast

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40 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Bread French Toast”

  1. Laura Dembowski

    My mouth is watering at this french toast! It reminds me of childhood mornings with warm french toast doused in syrup. I need to make this to relive those days.

  2. This sounds amazing. I always make pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving- maybe I’ll make an extra loaf and have some french toast for breakfast that morning!

  3. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    I didn’t know coffee mate could be used in anything other then coffee great recipe! I have so creamer looking forward to more recipes..

  4. This is a fabulous idea! We always have ripe bananas, so I usually make banana bread every week. I’m sure it would be yummy with that as well.

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Yes, banana bread would be fabulous! One of my favorite local restaurants makes a banana bread French toast and it is delicious!

  5. Stephanie Daigneault

    I am a huge Coffee Mate fan, have it in my home all the time! And of course get excited when the holiday flavors come out!

  6. Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com

    I love French Toast and I love Pumpkin Bread, so this recipe is for me! Looks delicious.

  7. holly ; the hobbit kitchen

    oh my goodness this looks GORGEOUS! what i wouldn’t give to get hold of such yummy coffee-mate flavours in the UK. maybe next year?! lovely post, lady!
    the hobbit kitchen x

  8. Bam's Kitchen

    I love your fancy pumpkin bread french toast. A real great way to celebrate a lazy Saturday morning just before you get your self psyched up to rake all those leaves. I had no idea there were so many new flavors of coffee mate. I feel so isolated out here in Hong Kong. the other day I got excited because I actually found chocolate chips. LOL Take Care, BAM

  9. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    How interesting! I had no idea you can use Coffee-mate in recipes. I do love the pumpkin spice flavor and heard great things about it from other bloggers. I’ll have to look for them the next time I’m at the store. Great post Christin!

  10. What a good idea! I didn’t think of that either but your french toast is making me want to go out and buy some coffee mate! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Yes, go buy some Coffee-mate :). Such an easy way to flavor things up! Have a great day Monet!

  11. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    Your Pumpkin Bread French Toast looks delicious! I also love coffee mate and I am a huge coffee drinker! I use coffee creamer in my scone recipes and I even drizzle it on my oatmeal:) I always run out of milk but never coffee creamer:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  12. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Ok, seriously, I should not have looked at this when I’m hungry because my mouth is watering!

  13. I’m loving all pumpkin breakfast foods right now and this pumpkin spice french toast looks incredible! I’ve never tried baking with Coffee-mate either but it sounds like a great idea for added flavor and creaminess. Pinning and thanks for sharing Christin!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Kelly! I’m loving how the Coffee-mate woks in baked goods and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before!

  14. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    As a french toast lover I welcome this recipe so much! Can’t wait to try!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Pamela and I’m loving your White Chocolate Pumpkin Pretzel Fudge recipe that you just posted!

  15. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Oh my gosh Christin – this french toast looks amazing! I am a huge fan of french toast, and a bigger fan of pumpkin! I don’t often get the chance to make breakfast, but if I do, I am definitely making this! So YUM!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Kristi! It’s so hard to find time to make breakfast isn’t it? I usually only do it on the weekends. 🙂

  16. Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com

    Ohh yummy!! This looks so tasty and perfect for this weather and season!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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