breakfast Fall gluten-free pancakes/waffles/french toast vegan

Pumpkin Chai French Toast

November 1, 2013

Yes, I am aware it took me two weeks to post this recipe. I partially blame Recipage for shutting down on me and partially blame my brain for shutting down on me. I generally have a very good memory, but lately life has been so busy I’ve been forgetting things. Simple things like “did I just take my vitamins?” or my most recent incident, forgetting to wear a certain undergarment to work…let’s just say I was channeling my inner hippie for the day.

Pumpkin Chai French Toast // #pumpkin #fall #glutenfree #vegan
What I’m trying to say here is that I am sorry. I’m sorry I forgot about this recipe. I’m sorry I denied you of this goodness for a full 12 days. I know you were at home pressing refresh on my homepage waiting for it to show up. Fear not, it is here now.
Pumpkin Chai French Toast // #pumpkin #fall #glutenfree #vegan
When recipage finally started working (anyone notice my angry tweets at them?) I checked out what was in my recipe arsenal and noticed FOUR pumpkin recipes waiting to be posted. The average person would think I am crazy, but if you’re a blogger you know what I’m talking about. The second you crack open that can of pumpkin you better bet that it is going to make it’s way into every single thing you make for the next week. Not a chance will you eat the pumpkin on its own, because if you’ve ever tried pumpkin you know it tastes like sh*t. But you will add it to everything you make because it magically transforms into something delicious when you do. Plus it’s an extra serving of vegetables and who doesn’t like that?

This is my apology to you in French Toast form. Please enjoy!



Pumpkin Chai French Toast

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (2 pieces each) 1x


  • 8 pieces of gluten-free toast (I like Udi’s Whole Grain)*
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk**
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice (or 1/2 tsp dried cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp nutmeg)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour (ground rolled oats)***
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine oat flour and spices.
  2. In a separate bowl combine almond milk, pumpkin, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry.
  4. Individually dip each piece of bread into french toast mixture until well-coated on each side.
  5. Spray a large pan with non-stick spray or coconut oil and on medium heat cook each piece of toast for 2-3 mins per side.
  6. Serve immediately with maple syrup, nut butter or favourite preserves.


Use regular bread if gluten isn’t a problem.*Replace half of almond milk with David’s Pumpkin Chai Tea steeped for 10 minutes for more pumpkin flavour. ***Or use whole wheat flour if gluten isn’t a problem.

What sorts of things do you forget?Β Do you ever eat plain pumpkin?


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    plasterers bristol
    November 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Wow what a wonderful recipe………… Looks delicious.


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    Anna [email protected] doctor
    November 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I make French toast almost everyday. My daughter loves it that much! First time I have ever heard of pumpkin French toast though. Looks yum.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    November 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Apologies that come with food are always welcome! Hehe! I can’t believe I haven’t had French toast in a few years. How have I let that happen?

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    November 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Mmmmmmm pumpkin chai french toast?! That looks fantastic, I want to eat it with loads of maple syrup & Earth Balance butter! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm love the thick toasts πŸ˜‰

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    November 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Wait, Recipage went down? I do remember having some problems with it one night not long ago, but I thought it was just my computer! Hmm!

    Mmmm, pumpkin and chai…can’t go wrong with that pairing! But I have to disagree with you on the plain pumpkin…my spoon dips into the can just about every time it’s out! Yum! πŸ˜›

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    [email protected] Fit Running Mam
    November 5, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Sounds amazing– pinning and making YUM

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    November 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The recipe was worth the wait!!! looks amazing. Also, I love your leafy autumn decor πŸ™‚

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks!!! I never thought in a million years I’d be examining leaves to see if they were food prop worthy!

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    Maureen Hitipeuw
    November 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Oh that looks so delicious! I haven’t had french toast in ages let alone pumpkin one. πŸ˜€ Off to pin your recipe.

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    Sarah Cook
    November 4, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I can’t believe you forgot to wear a bra to work! (I’m assuming that’s what it was) Hopefully you had a sweater or jacket to cover up with.

    This french toast was well worth the wait. It looks delicious! I’ve actually never tried pumpkin on it’s own but I can imagine it would taste pretty shitty! πŸ˜‰

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      hahaha yup! I managed to cover it up under a baggy sweater but still. Avoid plain canned pumpkin at all costs. Spare your taste buds!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    November 4, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I am currently craving french toast so bad but honestly when aren’t I? What’s not to love about french toast? I can’t wait to try your version!

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Who doesn’t crave french toast? I don’t want to be friends with people like that lol!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    November 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Wow- those look awesome! Can’t wait to see what other pancake recipes you have in store πŸ™‚

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      November 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I think I should just blog about FT, Waffles and pancakes. The things that make me complete!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    November 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I didn’t even notice recipage was shut down! Just goes to show how often I have been blogging recently….;)

    I think the deliciousness of this recipe more than makes up for the delay in posting it! I wish I had bread at home so I could make this pronto!

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