I absolutely LOVE this Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole - it's a perfect Weight Watchers breakfast recipe! You can enjoy a VERY generous portion of this sweet, delicious breakfast casserole for just 4 SmartPoints if you follow the Blue or Purple plan or 6 SmartPoints if you follow the Green plan.
If you follow the WW Personal Points plan you can find out how many Points this recipe will be for you by clicking on the blue button in recipe card below! You can track it directly into your App there too!
If you love all things pumpkin spice, then I would really recommend this dish.
It's really easy to make and I have been eating it warm, straight out of the oven, with a drizzle of maple syrup (for an extra Point) for my breakfast for the past few days!
You can even reduce the Points a little further by swapping out the sugar in the recipe for sweetener! But personally I prefer it made with sugar!
This recipe makes enough for two large servings but it would be easy to increase the recipe to give you four or even six servings.
And of course, if you don't have a big appetite in the morning (unlike me!), then you could always make this casserole go further and portion it up into three or four serving - just alter the Points accordingly.
It keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days or you can portion it up and place it in the freezer if you'd prefer.
What bread should I use?
I used a thin sliced low calorie white loaf for this recipe. The four slices worked out at 5 Points in total.
Sara Lee does a 45 calorie per slice bread and Pepperidge Farm do a very thin white bread both of which work out low in Points.
For more ideas on breads that you could use in this recipe take a look at this list of Low Point Breads or this list of the Best Low Calorie Breads.
What milk should I use?
I used unsweetened almond milk in this recipe.
However, you could use skimmed milk instead but it may increase the points by 1 Point per serving.
- Make sure that you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling contains Points whereas pumpkin puree does not.
- I used medium sized eggs in this recipe.
- I used sugar in this recipe. You could use sweetener if you prefer and by doing that you would reduce the points by 1 Point per serving.
Tips for making this recipe!
This recipe is just so easy to make. You can throw it together in less than ten minutes but here are a couple of tips to make the best of the recipe.
- I started by tearing up the bread into bite sized pieces, putting them in a bowl and setting them aside.
- I then whisked the eggs with a fork until they were light and fluffy (picture 1)
- I then added the milk and whisked the mixture again (picture 2)
- Once the mixture was well combined, I added the pumpkin spice, the sugar (picture 3) the pumpkin puree and the vanilla extract (picture 4) and whisked it again until the mixture was smooth and lump free.
- I squashed any little lumps of pumpkin spice against the side of the bowl with the fork to make sure that it was all combined into the mix (picture 5)
- I poured the mixture over the bread pieces, making sure that all bits of bread were covered (picture 6).
- I then spooned the bread mixture into an ovenproof dish that I had greased with a very thin coating of calorie controlled spray oil (picture 7).
- I baked The Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole on the middle shelf of my oven until it was golden brown (picture 8)
- Finally, once out of the oven I topped the casserole with just a very fine dusting of powdered / icing sugar - this made it look prettier 😀 but also it added just a tiny bit more sweetness.
I particularly like to eat this breakfast dish warm, with a drizzle of maple syrup. For me, one teaspoon of real maple syrup adds 1 Point to the serving.
Alternatively, you could use a sugar free syrup for less points - take a look at this list of Low Point Pancake Syrups for inspiration.
You could also serve it warm with a little fat free yogurt on the side.
How to store.
The casserole can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days. I have found that it keeps best wrapped in a little kitchen paper and then placed in an air tight container.
In the morning I take it out of the fridge and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm through (times will vary with the make and model of your microwave).
The casserole also freezes very well. Cut it into pieces, wrap individually and place it in the freezer. It will keep for a good couple of months.
Let defrost at room temperature before placing in the microwave or the oven to warm through.
Points in Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole
If you follow the WW Personal Points plan you can find out how many Personal Points this recipe will be for you & track it in your WW App by clicking on the blue button in recipe card below!
If you still follow one of the older WW plans then the Points are as follows:
- myWW Blue plan - 4 SmartPoints per portion
- Freestyle plan - 4 SmartPoints per portion
- myWW Green plan - 6 SmartPoints per portion
- myWW Purple plan - 4 SmartPoints per portion
Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole | Weight Watchers
- 4 slices low calorie white bread
- 2 medium eggs
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree (100g)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk / fat free milk * (60ml)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon powdered sugar / icing sugar optional for serving
- Calorie controlled spray oil such as Pam or Frylight
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C Fan / 350°F
- Prepare an ovenproof dish approx 8 inch by 6 inch big by spraying with a little calorie controlled spray oil.
- Tear up the slices of bread into bite sized pieces and place into a bowl.
- In a different bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork or hand held whisk until they are fluffy, add the milk and whisk again.
- Add the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and then the pumpkin puree and the vanilla extract and whisk till you are left with a lump free mixture.
- Pour this mixture over the torn up bread and leave to soak for a few minutes before pouring it in to your prepared ovenproof dish.
- Place the dish on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes until the casserole has puffed up and turned golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and dust with a fine dust of powdered sugar (optional).
- Serve warm with a small drizzle of sugar free syrup or some maple syrup (extra SmartPoints!)
More WW Breakfast ideas
If you like this Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole recipe you may also like these Pumpkin Spiced French Toast Muffins - much like the casserole but just in muffin size portions!
Perhaps you are a pancake lover, in which case you will love these low point Fluffy Pancakes or how about these protein rich Kodiak Pancakes.
If you are more a savoury breakfast kinda person then this Shakshuka is a novel but delicious breakfast option. These Breakfast Egg Muffins are also good and very popular!
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