At this time of year, pumpkin flavored foods are everywhere. Unfortunately, they are rarely “pumpkin” and often just “flavored”. I wanted to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes that gets its fall flavors from real organic pumpkin puree. Organic Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Yogurt Sauce combines classic pumpkin pie seasonings with a fluffy french toast and a creamy, yet slightly tangy, topping. It’s easy to prep the night before for a quick breakfast on a chilly fall morning. Plus it’s made with organic ingredients from scratch, so you know exactly what you’re feeding your family.
I have made this pumpkin spice French toast for years, but this was my first time creating an all organic version. I had to invest in some new spices that were organic, but I’m sure the ones I had were in need of replacing anyway. I chose to get the full jars to save more in the long run since I decided to make eating organic on a budget work. However, a lot of grocery retailers sell spices in bulk. You can scoop as much or as little as you need for a particular recipe. Altogether the grand total for this recipe was $6.34. This breaks down to $1.59 for per serving. Try to buy a pumpkin flavored treat somewhere for less than that! If you found one, it certainly wouldn’t be organic.
Here’s how much each ingredient cost:
- $2.99 Challah bread from Jimbo’s, a local market that’s almost all organic. This had organic flour and non GMO sourced ingredients.
- $0.56 Canned organic pumpkin for a good price at Trader Joe’s.
- $0.92 Organic Valley Large organic brown eggs from Jimbo’s.
- $0.74 Organic Valley whole milk from Jimbo’s.
- $0.49 Stonyfield plain organic greek yogurt on sale at Jimbo’s. The largest container saved me the most money per ounce, so I’ll be having yogurt as breakfast and snacks throughout the week too.
- $0.09 Organic vanilla from Jimbo’s, which is where I found all the spices for this recipe.
- $0.07 Organic grated nutmeg.
- $0.07 tsp Organic cinnamon.
- $0.14 Tbsp Nutiva organic coconut oil from Costco.
- $0.27 O Organics Honey Grade A purchased at Vons for a recipe last week.