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Spring and Brunch - Week 3 - Cardamom French Toast - India Inspired

Spring is here! It's so wonderful when the weather starts to get warmer, the grass starts getting lush and green, the first wildflowers appear in a burst of vivid reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and purples......In Texas where I live the State flower is the bluebonnet - a rare and beautiful blue flower, it has just began to appear in the fields. To celebrate spring I will be doing a ‘Spring and Brunch Series’. Today I am sharing my cardamom french toast recipe with you. I came up with this recipe recently when I felt like having french toast for bruch and also felt like something with an Indian flavor. I hope you enjoy!

Cardamom French Toast

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

4 eggs

1 cup milk

¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground

8 cardamom pods, ground

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

12 slices whole wheat bread

1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

4 ¼ cup of honey

Optional Ingredients

¼ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted

1 mango, sliced lengthwise


  • Beat together the eggs, milk, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla and salt in a deep bowl with a whisk until frothy (1 minute)

  • Soak the bread in the mixture until completely coated

  • Lightly coat a large griddle or frying pan with oil and place over medium heat

  • Place the bread in griddle or frying pan in batches of 3-4 (depending on the size of your pan), do not overlap.

  • Cook each side of the bread for 2 minutes or until light golden brown

  • Remove from heat and place in plates then drizzle with honey and sliced almonds

Serving suggestions: Serve with slices of mango on the side; you can use almond milk for a healthier option

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