Brunch time requires us to get enough food in our stomachs so that we have a lot of energy for the day ahead. While putting this menu together I considered familiar fall flavors as well as the favorite ingredients that make up a Thanksgiving meal.
Pumpkin French toast
What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkins? This recipe for pumpkin French toast that I found on Allrecipes.com is both innovative and healthy, as it calls for whole wheat bread. You will need eggs, canned pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, whole wheat bread, and butter. While the recipe has a very high rating, many reviewers prefer to double the recommended amount of pumpkin puree. Click here to view the recipe.
A few years ago I bought pumpkin butter from a special foods store. If you’re not lucky enough to have such a store around you, fear not. You can make this delicious spread in your own kitchen thanks to this well rated recipe from allrecipes.com. All you’ll need is a can of pumpkin puree, apple juice, ground ginger, ground cloves, white sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. If you feel like having a wider array of brunch choices, pumpkin French toast and pumpkin butter are not a bad way to go, seeing as how both recipes call for pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This way, you will have multiple uses for the ingredients. Pumpkin butter tastes great on crackers, toast, and English muffins. Click here to view the recipe.
For something that is supposed to be healthy for you, turkey bacon tastes great. It is a lot leaner than regular bacon and it fits in with Turkey Day.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
For many people, brunch is not complete without a warm beverage. To add more flavor to your regular store bought hot cocoa, mix in a spoonful of Nutella into your drink while it is still hot so it can blend in with the chocolate.