Pumpkin cheesecake French toast sticks

Claire Gallam

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French toast sticks, not just for high school cafeterias anymore. These fluffy, thick sticks aren't just loaded with pumpkin flavor — they're filled with cream cheese frosting! Every single bite tastes just like a piece of pumpkin cheesecake. And the best part? You can have these for breakfast!

Pumpkin cheesecake french toast sticks

Yes, I'm totally advocating cheesecake for breakfast. How else will you manage to get your kids to eat anything before school? These sticks are perfect for little hands and will finally get your kids to eat something other than Froot Loops. A total win in my book.

Pumpkin cheesecake French toast sticks recipe

Adapted from Sweet Treats More

Serves about 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 loaf Italian bread
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Maple syrup for dipping

For the filling

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Grease a nonstick skillet with butter and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the bread into slices and then in half again.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the pumpkin puree, eggs, cream and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine. Dip the bread slices liberally into the pumpkin mix and place on the hot skillet.
  4. Cook until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes (3 to 4 minutes on each side).
  5. To make the filling, beat the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth and thick.
  6. Spread about 1 tablespoon of filling over the top of half of the sticks. Top with another stick and serve with maple syrup.

More pumpkin breakfast recipes

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Pumpkin muffins
Pumpkin spice pancakes

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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