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 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 SmartPoint) for my breakfast for the past few days!
You can even reduce the SmartPoints 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 SmartPoints 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 SmartPoints in total.
What milk should I use?
I used unsweetened almond milk in this recipe.
However, you could use skimmed milk instead but it would increase the points by 1 SmartPoint per serving.
- Make sure that you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling contains SmartPoints 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 SmartPoint 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. One teaspoon of real maple syrup adds 1 SmartPoint 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.
SmartPoints in Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole
I worked out the SmartPoint values for this Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole using the official WW recipe builder and they 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
Please be aware that the nutritional information in the recipe card below has been automatically generated and may give you an inaccurate SmartPoint value if you add those numbers in to your WW calculator.
This is partly because the numbers do not account for some ingredients being zero SmartPoints on the WW plan. For example the eggs & pumpkin puree in this recipe are zero SmartPoints on the Blue & Purple plans but the calorie count etc in the nutritional info will include these.
If you do need to double-check the SmartPoints of this recipe for yourself, I'd suggest you use the official WW recipe builder on your WW App to do so. You will see that the values that I have given are correct!
- 4 slices low calorie white bread
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup (100g) pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup (60ml) unsweetened almond milk / fat free milk *
- 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!)
* If you swap out the unsweetened almond milk for skimmed milk this increases the SmartPoint value by 1 per serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ the dish
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 10g
Please be aware that the nutritional information above has been automatically generated. It should therefore be considered as an estimate. The above nutritional information does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc and does not account for many ingredients being zero SmartPoints on the WW plan. Therefore, using these numbers in your WW calculator will often give you an INACCURATE SmartPoint value! PointedKitchen.com has calculated Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following nutritional information. PointedKitchen.com is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on this nutritional information.
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!