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Pumpkin French Toast

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    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015)

    ½ cup pumpkin
    ½ cup cream cheese, room temp
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1  tsp. cinnamon
    ¼ tsp. nutmeg
    1 tsp. vanilla

    3 eggs
    2 Tbsp. orange juice (optional)
    1/3 cup milk
    pinch of cinnamon
    1 tsp. vanilla
    4-6 slices of bread 
    ¼ cup chopped pecans, optional garnish
    1-2 banana, sliced (optional)

    In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and vanilla. In a separate shallow bowl mix together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.

    Spread slice of bread with filling and top with another piece to make a sandwich. Place sandwich in egg mixture and allow to coat. Turn sandwich over to cover both sides.

    In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat melt a small pat of butter. Place sandwich in pan and turn heat to medium. Cook until browned. Turn over sandwich and repeat on other side. Repeat with however mane sandwiches you would like.

    Cut off crusts if desired and slice in half from corner to corner and drizzle with syrup. Serve with sliced bananas and sprinkle with chopped pecans if desired.