Pumpkin Bread French Toast (nut free)

You all should know something. I bought a new computer. I took the plunge and bought a Mac. That’s some expensive sh*t right there. It pretty much cost the same as my first car…which is the same car I have now. As you can tell, I don’t love to spend a ton of money. Unless it’s on something that’s covered in chocolate or cooked to a medium rare. But this was a must. Gotta feed you. Gotta blog. Gotta annoy you daily.

I still don’t know how to use it. And I’m not going to try to teach myself. Because then I’d just miss out on so many possibilities. I may even start making some cooking videos again. More embarrassment to share for the world wide web. Like I haven’t ruined my name enough as it is.

So I had big plans for this weekend. BIG plans. I didn’t have to work at the gym so I planned on doing something crazy. Like drink heavily and sleep in the next day. Especially because it was my friend Sarah’s 30th birthday. And this girl looks RIDICULOUS for being 30. It makes me wish I was 30. If my ass EVER looks like that, my life will be complete. But my ass didn’t even look that good before puberty hit and genetics took over. So my life may stay incomplete. I guess I’m cool with that.

But you know what birthdays mean…it means it’s time to drink. And get far more drunk than the person’s birthday it is. Well not really, it means eat delicious food to me. But I thought it would be a good weekend to consume alcohol. I was wrong. Found that out when my stomach decided to take on a stomach bug. How the hell did I get that? I definitely didn’t eat anything weird. Definitely haven’t been making out with anyone to catch something from them. It’s bullish*t. I should not have to take on any sort of illness that makes my insides feel like they are flipping inside out unless I make the conscious decision to make out with someone who has the same sketch illness.

I feel single frustration rants coming on. I feel em’.

What in the hell am I going to be for Halloween?


Pumpkin Bread French Toast

  • Yield: 2-3 1x



For the bread

  • 1 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 6 dried dates, pitted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Raw Honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

To make it into french toast


  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  2. First we gotta roast those pepitas. Place a tablespoon of coconut oil in a medium sized pan over medium. Toss your pepitas in and roast on all sides for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant.
  3. Now add your pepitas to afood processor and process them down until they become a flour.
  4. Add your dates and puree.
  5. Then add your pumpkin puree, coconut flour, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, eggs, and all other ingredients for your bread. Puree it all up until smooth.
  6. Grease a loaf pan with some coconut oil, pour in mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Let cool.
  8. When pumpkin bread has cooled, whisk together your french toast ingredients (minus the coconut oil) in a shallow bowl.
  9. Heat up a skillet or griddle and add your coconut oil to it.
  10. Cut your bread into 1/2-1 inch slices, dip them in your egg mixture on both sides, then place on griddle to cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  11. Top french toast off with maple syrup and grass fed butter (or coconut butter for dairy free) because that’s what all french toast should be topped with.
  12. Consume it. Thank the world that it’s fall. And love life.

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


94 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bread French Toast (nut free)”

  1. Hello…I tried one of your recipes for the first time yesterday…the Pork Green Chile one. (I’m pretty new to your blog:)…

    I cannot cook very good…but that sucker came out amazing:). Hubby thought I was abducted…

    Thanks for such a great recipe and an enjoyable/fun blog:)!

    PS, i mentioned you briefly. so i kinda gave you credit…but mostly just let him think i was amazing:). xx

  2. Thanks to all your amazing recipes, I pretty much only left the kitchen to go to my CrossFit workout this weekend!

    PS, Congrats on the Mac and I hope you feel better soon 🙂

  3. I love your banana bread french toast and so hoping you’d come out with a pumpkin bread version. YAY!! Let the gobbling commence!!

  4. I love your banana bread french toast and was so hoping you’d come out with a pumpkin bread version. YAY!! Let the gobbling commence!!

  5. You will begin to love the Mac. i’ve been a loyalist since 1984. Be patient and everything will become easy. It could teach you how to dance. Love the recipes.

  6. Hey Juli!

    This looks amazing – definitely going to try it!

    You’re going to LOVE your MAC – I made the plunge 2 years ago, and I’ve had no problems (except the occasional power cord not working – and really – they’ve exchanged it without checking the warranty or anything :/ ….

    I just can’t WAIT for your cookbook to come out!!! All your recipes are spot on (and I am a good cook!)….

    Have I told you lately that your pumpkin granola is like crack?


    Oh, and two weeks ago – same thing happened to me! Went out – drank – got a stomach bug – Not fair I tell ya!!

  7. This is probably a stupid question, BUT can I substitute cooked pumpkin guts for the “Pumpkin Puree”?

    P.S. I’m going as Prince Harry for Halloween. I’m just going to show up naked and walk around like nothing is wrong. Whenever someone asks me who I am, I’ll just mumble “God Save the Queen” and walk away.

  8. *ignoring the pictures until November 21st HA*

    True story having nothing to do with this post: I’m doing a nutrition challenge with my box and my trainer said I should be more adventurous with my breakfasts and sent me a list of recipes to try. All 4 were yours. *highfive* on pervading all of Dayton, OH.

  9. You should be Jess for Halloween 🙂 I’m going to stop licking my screen and laughing out loud, my kids just told me I’m being to loud for bedtime 🙂

  10. I just bought my first MAC Powerbook too, last Friday! And I have noooo idea what I am doing. As my friend back home said… “Welcome to the darkside.” 🙂

  11. I sorta just found your blog and love it. I’m glad there’s someone blogging who is a single lady that lifts heavy things and eats delicious things and swears like a sailor. I needed someone to relate too 🙂

  12. Oh my gawd.

    If you never need a place to stay, we have a guest room and I will buy ingredients, as long as you cook.

    Seriously, I don’t know how you are single. I’m lucky I already married my husband…he might leave me for this 😉

  13. Yay! I just roasted up 3 huge pumpkins last night so now I can make pumpkin pie and bread! Thank you so much Juli!! I have made the banana bread many a time, so I can’t wait for this one.

    Also, quick shout out that I love the towels/ table cloth changes in the recent pics. They really bring out the color of the food making them more vibrant. 🙂

  14. You are killing me with ll of these pumpkin recipes, I have to try them all. Anything with pumpkin and a must for me. You are awesome!

  15. Hahaha you’re rando rant about the single sick life is almost word for word the email I sent to my best friend yesterday…except mine may or may not have included an obscene amount of obscenities.

    Love your blog!

  16. I read your blog all the time, but have never commented, but really felt compelled to comment today because the EXACT same thing happened to me this weekend. It was my good friend’s birthday and we all went out drinking. I didn’t get from your post whether or not you actually made it to drinking, but I did. However, the next day I was down for the count. I refuse to believe I was hungover, cause I’ve been hungover from drinking more then I did Saturday night, and it has never been that bad. I think I caught some sort of bug too and the combo of that and drinking did me in ALL DAY Sunday. So that brings me to my next point, in regards to you blog, when you feel like that, do you stay Paleo? Because there is nothing I want more then a big bowl of chicken noodle soup or some plain white rice or a slice of bread. I do Paleo the best I can but not when I’ve been sick like that. You’ve blog just caught me off guard and made me laugh out loud cause I am glad I wasn’t alone this weekend! How are you feeling now?

    1. When I’m truly sick, I stay paleo. When I’m messed up crazy hungover, I tend to eat a dirty version which often includes lots of white potatoes and corn tortillas. Moral of the story, I get mexican food. If I’m ever sick, I just try to eat the same so my body doesn’t have more of a panic attack within itself.

  17. I want those, right now. They look and sound so good! I think at this moment pumpkin bread french toast would make my life complete.

    I usually go with lame, easy costumes for Halloween. Last year I was “evil sarah” I just bought a piece of black sticky felt and cut it into a gotee and wore that all night.

  18. WOW! This looks so yummy! Not a good thing to see when one is as hungry as I am!
    Thanks so much for coming by the shop…it meant a lot!

  19. 1) you’re mf hilarious and I think my soulmate for we think far too alike to not be and 2) will this work without pumpkin seeds (and just the puree)? I have every ingredient on the list except for that and I’m feeling kinda lazy to stop by the market…..

    1. lol glad you like the blog!! No you’ll need something more for the binding agent, so either more coconut flour or use a nut butter such as almond butter!

  20. Seriously salivating here! Like, I have to eat my boring snack (hard bolied eggs and a few dates) that was supposed to be for later because my stomach is growling for this french toast kind of salivating.

    Your food photo skills are getting damn good. I have a 3D monitor and I keep hitting my face on the screen as I try to bite it (totally not true, just trying to convey the awesomeness)

  21. Well, it definitely is tasty. But, I’m screwing something up with nut butter based breads. This is the second one I’ve attempted (the first was coconut butter bread) that did not rise in the oven. Any idea why? When I put the batter in the load pan, it barely makes it half way up the sides, and when it finishes baking, it hasn’t risen at all.

  22. Looks tasty! And in my opinion i think you should be a throwback character…like Flash Dance era! I can totally see you rockin’ a headband, off the shoulder long shirt, tights, and leg warmers! Don’t forget to pouf the hair!!

  23. How do you cook the pumpkin guts to use instead of seeds? I forgot to get seeds. Also, I can’t use baking soda or powder because of the paleo challenge I am on…..will it still turn out ok?

    1. Just roast the pumpkin in the oven until soft. But you’ll need pumpkin seeds OR some sort of nut butter instead of the seeds. About 2/3 cup

    2. The canned coconut milk was very thick….not sure if something was wrong with it. I couldn’t use baking soda or powder until the challenge is over. Are there any substitutes for that?

  24. Me too. Flavor is good but I feel like I missed an important step. Ive made paleo breads before and i know they dont really rise but This one didn’t rise AT ALL! I have a thick dense flat thingy. So I’ve kinda just been eating at it all day with a spoon haha. What did I do wrong?!

  25. This bread is seriously the best thing ever… i switched out the honey for 1/2tsp liquid stevia… maybe should have added some water as my batter was a cookie consistency. But holy shiz nautical bam bam wow tasty!!! thankyou!

  26. I love this bread toast. This recipe made my day. I love cooking paleo recipes. I’ve been on paleo diet for sometime now. This bread toast is amazing. Yummy!!!

  27. These look a little dense/heavy, are they kind of fluffy or light??? I love french toast!!!… bought myself a huge can of pumpkin puree to try all these delicious pumpkin recipes…

  28. This looks like my kind of baking! Can’t wait to try it. But, hey I’m 31 and look better than ever and am having more fun than ever! When people say that someone looks great for 30, it is obv they have no clue what wonderful things they’re in for. 30 is super young. And maturity, not the getting old and booring kind of maturity, is very attractive on a woman. Many of us take a little time to grow into our ass-ets!

  29. Thank you once again for another nut free recipe! I am eating some right now that I made into cookies! I had to make some substitutions since I didn’t have dates (just added a bit more pumpkin and sweetener) and can’t use honey (I used liquid stevia) but they turned out great!

  30. YOU are my hero! I had to bake pumpkin bread the other day for an ailing friend….I couldn’t resist eating half a loaf myself and have felt miserable since. I LOVE pumpkin things though and it was killing me! NOW…I have pumpkin bread I can eat!!!!
    I know I haven’t mentioned it lately…been busy and all…but I love you…really…you are awesomeness! 🙂 (seriously…not in a weird creepy way…just in a you-are-saving-my-poor-under-utilized-tastebuds kinda way!)

  31. Second night in a row I am eating this for dinner, I’ve been trying not to read your blog as I’m less than 3 weeks out from a comp and Im supposed to be eating a really boring diet of white fish and vegetables. Curse your delicious photos and foods!!! Curse my lack of willpower!!! lol

  32. OMG this pumpkin bread is amazing! Just made it this morning, and haven’t even gotten to the french toast part! I keep eating the bread slathered with butter!!! Definately a keeper – I’ll be making this again for sure! My loaf pan is a bit smaller so the loaf is a wee bit taller than your photo. Took 30 minutes exactly. Thanks for another winner!

  33. Girl! I know how you feel, I just got a new MAC and I actually had to go back to the store for the quick little tutorial and WOW, now the things I can do, soooo much easier!!!! Was pricy but well worth it! Can’t wait to make this pumpkin bread!

  34. This recipe is awesome!! Made into muffins and used just 1 TBLSP honey or maple syrup. So happy that these pumpkin muffins will work for my daughter’s first-grade class – lots of food allergies, but these are muffins every kid can eat! THANK YOU, JULI!!

  35. by far the BEST tasting paleo pumpkin bread! i didn’t make french toast with it just ate.. i made another loaf for my boyfriend overseas and he shared it with the guys and they all loved it.. so i am making more to send out!! i played around with the nuts. the first loaf was a combo of slivered almonds,cashews and walnuts. the second all i had left was walnuts and slivered almonds so i used that and it came out PERFECT!!


  36. I’m new to paleo and I HATE cooking but I’ve been good for a week and am dedicated to sticking to it. I love everything pumpkin and will make this tonight…one question though, is this in itself considered a meal or am I supposed to be adding a meat on the side? That question actually goes for all of your amazing recipes….

  37. Made this for Election Day breakfast, and I can guarantee it got my vote! Ok, that was corny….But, seriously, this recipe was amazing! I subbed sweet potato puree for the pumpkin, and added a cup of almond flour instead of the pumpkin seed flour, and it turned out great! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes and hilarious posts!

  38. Hi Juli! First, I’m in love with your blog! Second, I’m already all stocked up to make a full on Paleo Thanksgiving with many – MANY – of your brilliant recipes and I was so looking forward to making this French toast the morning of (for my non paleo family members included) but I realized I forgot to pick up dates. Do have any ideas for an adequate substitution?? Looking forward to it!!
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes for a clean Thanksgiving! I’m so excited!!!

  39. As a prego-paleo-mom, THANK YOU!!!! totally cried when i saw this, you know, happy tears…not sappy pregocryateverything tears….pffbbtt.

  40. Just made your pumpkin french toast this morning – HUGE HIT!!!! My non-paleo family LOVED it and my dad said the pumpkin bread was better than my mom’s version hahaha! +1 for paleo! My mom thought the use of pepitas as a flour was genius and was surprised I came up with something so clever… I told her that I stole the idea from you 🙂

    In case you’re wondering (and you’re probably not though I can’t say I blame you) I wrote about the recipe and my modifications here:

  41. OMG was the words I uttered when I tried this dish. Am a huge fan of your foodings and this one is just incredible. maybe its the maple syrup and the butter just making it that little extra special. A few modifications I didnt have much raw honey left so I used maple syrup, used mashed pumpkin instead of pumpkin puree, if thats the same thing oh well h a ha, I also cooked up some bacon as well and used it as a garnish so the bacon, butter and maple really worked well. this is a definite favourite of mine. You are an inspiration to me which led me to start up my own food blog of my adventures but its more of a journey to lose weight eating primal/paleo. my ramblings are found here http://www.weightlosshorrorpoppet.com many thanks! keep doing what you are doing, ps cant wait for the cookbook to come out 🙂

  42. This was wonderful. I have tried multiple Paleo bread recipes that have all been dry and dense. This was moist and delicious and even rose a bit! I did replace the coconut flour with almond flour because I was out, and it still turned out great. Thank you!!

  43. Just made the bread. Super good. Probably gonna make it again and again this week. And the smell….it’s heavenly.

  44. I doubled the recipe and baked half in muffin tins, for 30 minutes, and half in a loaf pan. The bread came out moist and was delicious. The next day I realized I used 1/2 cup pumpkin instead of 1/3 cup, because the numbers in the recipe were too small (maybe you can make them bigger?), but it didn’t seem to affect the taste. I will definitely make the bread again, but will mostly likely use 1/2 the recommended amount of honey.

  45. I just made this tonight and while it is tasty, I think I may have done something wrong. The batter was very thick and the bread is very dense… It never really poofed up much. This isn’t as “wow” as the banana bread French toast (I could eat that every day!) and I was expecting a similar texture. I added the eggs (saw a previous comment) but I only used 2 Tbs of coconut oil – one in the pepitats and one when I put in the eggs, coconut flour, etc. Should there have been one in the pepitats and two in the batter? I made this while the banana bread was cooking, and again that texture was fine, so I know it wasn’t bad baking powder or baking soda.

  46. Hello! Does anyone know if the pumpkin seeds need to be shelled or can I just take them from the same pumpkin I’m using? Thanks!!

      1. I’m confused by this. Aren’t the seeds from the pumpkin itself in the most raw form you can get them? Or are you talking about pumpkin seeds without the shell? My grocery store has pumpkin seeds that look like what I pull out of a pumpkin, but I need to still use those instead? Thank you!

  47. I know this is an old post but QUESTION…I purchased “raw pepitas” and they are green. Is the green part the shell? or is this how looks shelled? Thanks for the amazing recipes! Your food has made artificial food taste artificial :p

  48. I did not read all the comments so I apologize if this was already asked. But would this be good with your Chai Pumpkin Bread? I was thinking you could get two unique breakfasts out of one loaf. We are excited to try the Chai Pumpkin Bread.

  49. Why have I not seen this until now… oh man!
    My wife makes the best french toast, but THIS is printed out nice and neat, which I’ll suggest for Saturday morning!

    If I can wait that long…

    THANK YOU for this recipe!

    PS – awesome site by the way

  50. Can I sub date paste here? My Vitamix never pulverizes dates down enough, even after soaking💔
    Setting up to DEVOUR this tomorrow morning😘

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