There are a whole class of people who get embarassingly excited when Starbucks adds,
” Pumpkin Spice is Back!”
to their chalkboard.
I am definitely in that class.
This time of year I love all things pumpkin.

So, when Thomas’ asked me if I wanted to try their new, limited edition of Pumpkin flavored products, I was like,

“Hello! Of course!”

The bagels and english muffins have been great on their own-the perfect combo of sweet and savory.
But this Pumpkin Spice French Toast Strata really takes the cake. (Sans sugar or cream!)
I came up with it on a lazy weekend morning with my two little guys and they both asked for seconds.
Perhaps some pumpkin spice lovers in the making 😉

Enjoy my friends  and happy early weekend!



**Please note that this recipe was originally published in 2012 but I tweaked a few things and wanted to share again! :)

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
3 Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice bagels cut into about 1″ pcs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Seasoning (I  used Penzey’s)
3/4 cup of ff milk
3/4 cup of ff 1/2 & 1/2
2 TBS of pumpkin puree*
1/4 tsp of pecan or walnut pieces (found in the bakers aisle)
4 eggs
1 tsp honey
dash of salt
100% pure maple syrup

Here’s What You Do:
Whisk the eggs together, stirring in milk, half and half, the pumpkin spice, salt and the honey. Stir in the pumpkin  puree and walnuts. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the bagels and use a spatula to press them down so the milk is soaked in. Give a big generous dash of cinnamon over the top. Cover and refrigerate over night.
Preheat the oven to 400. Spray a 8×8 pan with non-stick generously. (Don’t forget the sides!)Stir the bagels up very well and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Kid Tip:
I don’t think you really need one. This one got the two thumbs up and requests for seconds– even by my picky little one!

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  1. This would make a perfect weekend breakfast! I need to find these pumpkin spice bagels! Have a good weekend! :)

  2. Yum! I had no idea they had this seasonal flavor. Sounds right up my ally. Love what you did with them!

  3. Sues says:

    I find so much happiness in pumpkin season! This strata looks perfect :) Thomas’s just came out with a bunch of seasonal breads and I love them all!

  4. Deborah says:

    What a great way to use those bagels – it looks amazing!

  5. I’m like you, I get all gitty when the pumpkin spice latte is back at starbucks! 😀 And I’m going to have to go on a search for those bagels. Yum!

  6. Oh, I love all things pumpkin spice! I have to find those bagels!

  7. Ah this is very clever..I love the idea and the great flavor :-)

  8. yep! We will be having this tomorrow for breakfast!

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