I think it’s fair to say that I really, really, really enjoy-me-some pumpkin.

Not because it seems to be the latest food blog internet trend as soon as the weather turns cool each year… (it totally is…)

But because I find it to be extremely tasty and who doesn’t like a delicious nutrient packed vehicle for cinnamon, sugar and butter?

I mean let’s be real here 😛

This is a super simple brunch recipe that I threw together Christmas Eve morning while Lil’ Sis and I were finishing up some wrapping and waiting to head over to Fanatic parents for the holiday festivities to begin.

It was super easy and turned out veryyy tasty.  Two things that are most definitely a welcomed holiday treat 🙂  Or anyday treat at that.

So just grab some bread, eggs, cinnamon, butter, pumpkin and the like and get to cookin’ … this couldn’t be easier!

Butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.  Thank you microwave.

Melted and slathered on the bottom of a small baking dish.

Bread slices.

Pumpkin. 

Hello vitamins A, C and E… I’ll take you with butter & cinnamon please and thank you 😛

Spread smooth.

Topped with a couple more bread slices.

All lined up and ready to be covered with cinna-eggs!

Eggs, milk and cinnamon.  Whisked.

And poured on top.

Placed into the fridge to rest and for the bread to soak up all the liquid, just for a bit!

Then baked at 350F for 40 minutes, uncovered. 

If it starts to “poof” up a bit during the end of cooking, just poke the bread with a knife to release some of the steam.

Then just slice into four beautiful pieces for serving! 

Look how well this held together too, didn’t even have much of the “first piece slicing” issues that are typical of dishes like this…

 

It’s the little things people 😉

What I loved about this dish was that it had just the perfect amount of sweetness to compliment the savory eggs and pumpkin. 

There was just the right amount of cinnamon and brown sugar for my tastebuds, but of course if you prefer sweeter than feel free to add more!

I also loved the way that the bread on top got perfectly toasty while also soaking up all the flavors.  The texture paired wonderfully with the creamy pumpkin lying in between.  Nothing was mushy ’bout this casserole, that’s for sure 🙂

Lil’ Sis had her serving first while I was taking some final photos in the kitchen and I could hear her saying “mmmm” and “yummm” a few times while eating it. 

Yes, that happens in this house, out loud.  And yes, we’re weird like that haha.

But at least it was the perfect indicator that this recipe was legit 😉  I’ll take it!

Oh, and feel free to drizzle some maple syrup on top as well.  Lil’ Sis highly recommends it…

This post brought to you courtesy of Lucy Dog and CookinFanatic:

This dog… I tell ya.

Typical 😛  Hahaha.

5 Comments

  1. Bookmarked! I have finally converted Josh and I think he’d love this!

  2. Mmmmm! Love your printable recipes too, clever lady!

  3. YUM!!! That sounds so good!!! And simple too. Those are my favorite kinds of recipes 😉

    I hope you had a fantastic Christmas!

  4. Holy casserole, I need to make a baked french toast- YUMMM! I have all the ingredients and even think I have a suitable pan [win] 😀

  5. Okay this rocks!! i love pumpkin all year round. A perfect new year’s day brunch idea!

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