So as I said in my previous post, we really do not have a pumpkin eating or pumpkin using culture in Kenya. The only thing pumpkins are famous for is feeding children. So with all the recipes up on Pinterest that were using I just had to jump on the bandwagon and try something.

I’ve tried a couple of recipes but this is so far my favourite. The flavours were amazing. Couldn’t believe it was made with pumpkins. Try for breakfast sometime for your family; no one will even guess that you used pumpkins, so you will get rave reviews while feeding them to a healthy yet tasty breakfast.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.emilybites.com/


Pumpkin French Toast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3-5


  1. 3 eggs
  2. ½ cup milk
  3. ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  4. 1 teaspoon mixed spice (if you don’t have mix some cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. The proportions should be more cinnamon, then ginger then cloves then nutmeg)
  5. 10 slices bread


In a large shallow bowl combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and spice and whisk together until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.

pour some oil into a pan bring to medium-low to medium heat. Dip each side of a piece of bread into your egg/pumpkin mixture to coat and then shake off any excess mixture. Place the coated bread on the pan and repeat until the pan is full. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and then flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat the process till all the bread is cooked. EASY PEESY.




Written by David Mwakodi