I. Must. Try. This. Recipe! Hmmm…and I just happen to have a can of pumpkin puree in the house… 😉
Are you hungry?
Well if you aren’t you might be after you read this post. LOL.
In my new book Tattoo, the main character Brody practically proposes marriage to the woman who made a Pumpkin French Toast Bake. It’s that good. And yeah, he’s just that charming. Ha ha ha.
I happen to love this tasty dish as well, I’ve made it lots of times so I knew I wanted to add it to the book when Brody needed something to fill him up.
And because it’s so good I want to share the recipe with you! You can also find this recipe in the back of Tattoo!
It’s so easy and makes the perfect weekend breakfast with a nice cup of coffee (and maybe a good book…)
So give it a try and tell me what you think!
Overnight Pumpkin French Toast Bake
1 loaf of French bread (or any type of bread you have – I always use French bread. Its roughly 5-7 cups of bread cubed)
½ cup of Pumpkin puree
2 cups of milk (I use Almond milk you can use what you prefer)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 tsp of ground cinnamon
Shake of ginger (I literally shake the spice canister over the bowl to add a little)
Shake of nutmeg (I literally shake the spice canister over the bowl to add a little)
Brown sugar for topping (3-4 tablespoons)
Tear or cut the bread into chunks or bite sized pieces. Place bread cubes into a lightly greased 9 x13 baking dish and set aside. In a mixing bowl mix together the seven eggs, pumpkin, milk, vanilla and spices.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes. Then using your hand press down lightly on the bread to soak the mixture through. Once the bread is moist cover the dish tightly with a lid or plastic wrap.
In the morning (Good morning!) preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Sprinkle the brown sugar over top of the French toast (be as generous as you like).
Bake the French toast for 35-45 minutes.
Serve warm with syrup or honey drizzled over the top (I also put butter on mine)!
Doesn’t that look sooo good? Trust me it is!
(Take It Off #7)
Publication date: March 10th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
A tattoo gets them in trouble… He will get them out.After years of cultivating an undercover identity, Brody West is finally off the case and free to live a life of his own. All that time spent in the company of criminals and killers left him a little jaded… and with an identity crisis. He isn’t sure who he is anymore, or who he wants to be.
To give him time to think, he takes a few days off to go fishing. On his way out of town, he makes a routine stop at the bank and finds himself flirting with the girl behind the counter.
But his flirtation is cut short when criminals burst into the bank and shoot her right before his eyes.
In attempt to administer first aid, Brody reveals a tattoo on his back. A mark that will drag him and the girl into the kind of situation he was trying to get away from. But he can’t walk away because he’s the only thing capable of keeping Taylor alive and bringing down the guys who shot her—guys who are seriously dangerous.
***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***
My eyes traveled around the room, seeking out the man whose name I couldn’t remember. Our eyes locked for one long second. It was like we were the only two people in the room. He wasn’t crying or begging for his life. He wasn’t sweating or looking for a way to save his ass.
He was standing there, in the center of the room, calm and strong, like this situation wasn’t that big of a deal. He made me feel better, more in control.
Another duffle flew out of the vault and one of the men stepped out. There had to be millions of dollars in those bags. Not only would it ruin this bank, the people who did business here, but my father as well.
My newfound strength made me brave.
I stepped in front of one of the bags, giving a level look to the men who intended to take it. “If you leave now, you might get away.”
The man standing directly in front of me smirked and the smirk turned into a full-blown smile. I realized my mistake then.
I tried to entice them with freedom, with the thought of getting away unscathed. These men didn’t care about that. If I had been thinking clearly, I would have realized that from the beginning. None of them were wearing ski masks or those plastic masks that looked like creepy clowns or animals. They weren’t even trying to hide their faces.
Men who didn’t hide their faces in a situation like this were either really desperate or really meticulous and had a fail-proof plan. They planned to be long gone before anyone could recognize their faces.
I wasn’t going to stop them.
No one was.
The man standing in front of me raised his gun, pointing it right at me.
And then he pulled the trigger.
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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book.