Spice up your breakfast with a batch of Vanilla Cardamom French Toast! Brioche is dipped in a vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg custard and griddled until golden. Serve with butter, syrup, toasted almonds and powdered sugar for one delicious breakfast!

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One thing I love about the weekends, besides the obvious, is that I get to make breakfast for my family. Typically Sunday breakfasts consist of eggs and bacon or pancakes and bacon. On the menu this past Sunday morning was French toast and endless cups of coffee. I swear I’ll find any excuse to use bread or a griddle!

However my intentions were to just making some basic ol’ french toast, until I opened my spice drawer to grab the vanilla and spied the cardamom. Could it work? Of course it did. And so I blogged about it.

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This breakfast wins the award for best flavor and best aroma. Prepare to fall in love, the second you place the custard dipped bread onto the griddle and get wafts of the vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom laced egg batter.

It smells so good that once I was tempted to swipe my finger through it and have a taste test. But then I remembered it has raw eggs. And well, that’s just gross.

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To Make This Vanilla Cardamom French Toast You will Need:

  • eggs
  • milk
  • bread
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cardamom
  • nutmeg
  • coconut or olive oil spray, for the griddle or pan

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First crack 4 eggs into a shallow dish, measure and add in the vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg. What is cardamom? It is a potent citrusy spice, so if you are unsure if you are a cardamom fan, maybe try a quarter teaspoon.

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Next, use a whisk and bean the eggs, vanilla and spices. Then pour in two cups of milk and whisk some more. It’s insanely aromatic and I seriously couldn’t help from taking in deep breaths of the egg mixture!

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Then dip one side in the egg mixture and then quickly flip to the other side. NOTE: You will have to keep whisking here and there in between bread dipping because the cardamom likes to settle to the bottom of the dish.

Now, See those black specks? That would be the cardamom and nutmeg!

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Then place onto a lightly oiled, preheated 325 to 350° griddle, or medium to medium-high heat if using a pan. The temperature will depend on the griddle you are using.

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Next, flip after 3 minutes or when the bottom is golden and then repeat. 

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Lastly, serve the vanilla cardamom French toast with butter, syrup and I prefer mine with toasted sliced almonds too. 

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Because helllooo?! extra crunch in the form of almonds is never a bad thing.

Finally, devour.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Vanilla Cardamom French Toast recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Vanilla Cardamom French Toast
Yield: 6 servings

Vanilla Cardamom French Toast

Spice up your breakfast with a batch of Vanilla Cardamom French Toast! Brioche is dipped in a vanilla, cardamom and nutmeg custard and griddle until golden. Serve with butter, syrup and toasted almonds for one delicious breakfast!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE FRENCH TOAST:

  • 1 loaf (about 18 to 20 slices) of sliced bread [like brioche!]
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • coconut oil or spray, for griddle

FOR SERVING:

  • salted butter
  • real maple syrup
  • toasted almonds
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Wipe or spray your griddle with coconut oil and preheat to 325° to 350°. The temperature will depend on the griddle.
  2. Meanwhile, use a whisk to beat the eggs with vanilla, ground cardamom and nutmeg.
  3. Pour in the whole milk and gently whisk to combine.
  4. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the custard and place onto a wire rack set into a rimmed metal sheet pan and repeat with the remaining slices of bread. *You will have to keep whisking here and there in between bread dipping because the cardamom and nutmeg tends to settle in the bottom of the dish.
  5. Working in batches, place the dipped bread onto your preheated griddle and cook for 3 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
  6. Flip and continue to cook for 1 to 2 more minutes. Repeat with remaining pieces. Keep the French toast warm on a rimmed metal baking sheet in a 200° oven.
  7. Serve with butter, real maple syrup, toasted almonds and powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 206mg Carbohydrates: 44g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 27g Protein: 6g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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