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Vanilla Cardamom French Toast

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Spice up your breakfast with a batch of Vanilla Cardamom French Toast! Sliced 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!
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cardamom, French toast, griddle, vanilla
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 553
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 18 slices 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 spray for griddle


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


  • Wipe or spray your griddle with coconut oil and preheat to 325° to 350°. The temperature will depend on the griddle.
  • Meanwhile, use a whisk to beat the eggs with vanilla, ground cardamom and nutmeg.
  • Pour in the whole milk and gently whisk to combine.
  • 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.
  • Working in batches, place the dipped bread onto your preheated griddle and cook for 3 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown.
  • 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.
  • Serve with butter, real maple syrup, toasted almonds and powdered sugar.


Nutritional information is for the French toast and does not include any of the toppings for serving.


Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 312mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1212IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg