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Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Bake

My hands down, end-all-be-all favorite breakfast food has always been french toast. My stepdad would make it for me on the weekends growing up and I think that plays into it beyond how AMAZING it is haha. There’s something about the food we ate growing up that connects us to memories + feelings of home. So this pumpkin pecan french toast bake not only tastes amazing but also brings back all the mems for me. But it’s way easier than the traditional french toast + a little healthier too.

french toast bake in a cast iron skillet with pumpkin and pecans

Recipe Tips:

Letting bread soak in the mixture for 30 minutes – an hour before baking. It allows the bread to really soak up the mixture. Letting it soak makes it taste better and gives the recipe more flavor. Cover it and put it in the fridge. You can either leave it in the container you’ve mixed everything together in or pour it into your baking dish.

Why I Use Sourdough:

I like to use sourdough bread because it’s fermented differently than other bread. It’s easier for me to digest personally and doesn’t upset my stomach. I like Trader Joe’s brand or I like to buy local bread. You want to make sure on the ingredient list it doesn’t have yeast on there or it’s not true sourdough bread.

french toast bake in a cast iron skillet with pumpkin and pecans

Why I Add Collagen:

I love to add collagen into my recipes because it gives it more protein + I love the benefits I personally see from adding collagen into my diet. I think adding it in has helped with my joint health as well as my hair/skin. But everyone is different and sees different results. Always do what works best for you and remember that I’m not a doctor.

I personally add collagen daily to my coffee. It adds 9 grams of protein and only 45 calories. I like to add a flavored one because it’s a healthier alternative to creamer in your coffee.

What Collagen I Like:

I love this Ancient Nutrition Vanilla Collagen. All of the products they make are incredibly high quality, ethically sourced. Whenever I’m buying animal protein of any kind, that’s always what I look for. Plus it doesn’t have an artificial flavor taste at all, which is important to me as well. You can find the collagen I used here. Every product they make is not only delicious but also the best quality around!

french toast bake in a cast iron skillet with pumpkin and pecans

*Thanks to Ancient Nutrition for partnering with me on this recipe!*

Other Healthy Breakfast Recipes:

Vegan Pumpkin French Toast

vegan maple pumpkin french toast on a white plate with pecans

Healthy Pumpkin Stovetop Oatmeal

healthy pumpkin stovetop oatmeal in a white bowl

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

paleo pumpkin donuts on a white plate with a 3 ingredient icing

Pumpkin Pecan French Toast Bake

This pumpkin pecan french toast bake is the perfect healthy breakfast for fall. A healthy meal prep breakfast or a delicious Saturday morning breakfast. 

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
french toast bake in a cast iron skillet with pumpkin and pecans


3 eggs
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp vanilla collagen (I used Ancient Nutrition) 
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup pecans
4 slices sourdough


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Whisk the eggs then add everything, except the bread and pecans.
  3. Mix it all together.
  4. Cut the bread into cubes then add to the mixture.
  5. Put in the fridge, let it soak for 20-30 mins,
  6. Add to an oven safe pan or skillet (grease it beforehand) Top with pecans
  7. Bake for 25 minutes and topped with maple syrup!


*Makes 4 servings. Store in the fridge for 4-5 days

french toast bake in a cast iron skillet with pumpkin and pecans