Orange Cardamom French Toast: Buttery Brioche dipped in a mixture of eggs, cream and sweet spices then fried in butter and topped with powdered sugar. Oh, and then drizzled with some real maple syrup, of course. Yum!
French toast is one of those things that is so simple to make, but yet it tastes so decadent. We tend to save it for a special occasion. I think that with all the craziness that we have experienced these past couple of years, it’s time to live a little. Eat the French toast! Don’t save it for a special occasion. Heck, have a side of bacon while your at it!
Hey, I’m all about eating healthy but sometimes you just gotta splurge. Making this Orange Cardamom French Toast is a great place to start.
How to make Orange Cardamom French Toast
- Start with a nice loaf of brioche. I used these brioche baguettes. Slice into thick pieces. You want them to be thick enough so they don’t fall apart when soaking up the egg mixture.
- In a bowl whisk the eggs together until well blended, then whisk in the remaining ingredients.
- Heat up the butter in a skillet, not too hot though, you don’t want it to burn.
- dip the bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Let it sit there a minute to soak up the yummy custard.
- Carefully place the soaked bread in the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook until golden brown and then flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side.
- Be sure not too cook too fast or the inside will be raw.
- Remove from the pan and place on a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and a bit of orange zest.
- Serve with warm maple syrup.
This chicken apple sausage was so good with it!
What to serve with French toast
- Fresh Berries
- Bacon, sausage or ham
- Smoked pork chop
- Fresh melon
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 loaf brioche
- Cut the bread into thick slices
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs until well combined. Whisk in remaining ingredients.
- Melt butter in a skillet
- Soak the bread in the egg mixture making sure to coat both sides
- Place bread into the hot pan of butter. Cook until golden brown. then flip with a spatula and cook until the other side is nicely browned.
- Drain on paper towels and then place on a plate to serve. Spinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with som orange zest.
- Serve with warm maple syrup. Enjoy!
Looking for more breakfast ideas?
- Sunday Brunch: Spicy Andouille Sausage Quiche and Roasted Potatoes
- Fresh Berry and Yogurt Parfaits with Coconut and Dried Cherry Granola
JennMarch 24, 2022 at 6:05 am
What a delicious dish! I loved the flavor combination and it was easy to make. Will make again!
AnneMarch 24, 2022 at 7:25 am
What a great way to flavor French toast. Cardamom is one of those spices I don’t use very much, but it really makes the dish flavorful.
SherryMarch 24, 2022 at 7:32 am
I love making French toast but your French toast recipe takes this dish to the next level of flavor! I loved your breakfast recipe and will be making it again!
robindonovanMarch 24, 2022 at 2:39 pm
Looks like a great brunch recipe!
LinndaMarch 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm
Love the flavors of orange and cardamom. And guaranteed, this recipe will be on repeat often!
Lisa KeysMarch 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm
love the mix of cardamom and orange
RachelMarch 27, 2022 at 3:21 pm
I love orange and I love cardamom. When I saw this recipe I had to try and I’m so glad I did. I love the hint of cinnamon too. So yummy!
DonnsMarch 27, 2022 at 4:41 pm
So fancy! We had friends stay for the weekend, and this went down a treat!
Eileen xoMarch 27, 2022 at 6:06 pm
What a treat today! This french toast is just delicious and the flavors made one mouthwatering brunch. I don’t use cardamon enough and this reminded me to use it more often. No leftovers, everything was eaten and enjoyed.
mand1accMarch 28, 2022 at 4:28 am
I love the taste of cardamom so had to try this French toast – absolutely delicious!
SusannahMarch 29, 2022 at 11:29 am
I am looking forward to making this for Easter! I am planning a dry run this weekend.
rupaliMarch 30, 2022 at 5:46 am
The orange and cardamom are a game changer. Made for a perfect Sunday brunch with a black coffee.