Cardamom Egg Toast

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Recipe: #37125

June 18, 2021

Categories: French Toast

"This is similar to French Toast. Recipe source: Ripe Figs Cookbook"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (647.4 g)
  • Calories 1188.6
  • Total Fat - 80.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 29.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 1860.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1185.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 16.1 g
  • Protein - 68.4 g
  • Calcium - 496.3 mg
  • Iron - 10.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl add the eggs and then whisk in the milk, sugar and cardamom.

Step 2

Soak slices of bread into the egg mixture for just a few minutes on each side (this depends on how thick your bread is -- you want the mixture to soak into the bread)

Step 3

In a skillet over medium heat add the butter and oil and when hot add 2 slices of bread; cook for a few minutes until golden and then flip over to cook other side. Remove from pan and dust with confectioners' sugar. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture.

Step 4

Should be served immediately topped with your favorite topping -- in our house it is maple syrup and berries if available.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best flavor, use freshly ground cardamom.
  • It is best to use thick slices of bread for this recipe.

  • Substitute almond milk for the regular milk for a dairy-free option. This substitution will make the recipe vegan-friendly and provide a nutty flavor to the toast.
  • Substitute maple syrup for the sugar for a healthier option. This substitution will reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe and add a unique flavor to the toast.

Cinnamon Variation Replace the cardamom with 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and add 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the egg mixture. Top with your favorite topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese - Roasted asparagus is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the Cardamom Egg Toast. The nuttiness of the Parmesan cheese complements the cardamom flavor and adds a savory contrast to the sweetness of the toast. Plus, it is a healthy and easy dish to prepare!

: Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli - Sweet potato fries are a great accompaniment to the Cardamom Egg Toast. The sweetness of the potatoes pairs nicely with the cardamom flavor, and the garlic aioli adds a creamy and savory element. Baked instead of fried, these sweet potato fries are a healthier and tasty alternative to traditional potato fries.


Q: How long should the bread soak in the egg mixture?

A: It depends on the thickness of the bread. Generally, it should soak for a few minutes on each side.

Q: What type of bread is best for French toast?

A: Brioche, challah, or a thick-cut white bread are all good options for French toast. The thicker slices of bread will absorb more of the egg mixture.

2 Reviews

dienia b

Very good .fast to I liked the cardamom flavor


review by:
(10 Feb 2022)


Delish! I love cardamom and this French toast didn't disappoint (I did go a little heavy on the cardamom, though)! I originally thought it was too many eggs for the amount of bread, but I was wrong... this is perfect and the bread sopped it up. What I learned from this recipe is that using a mix of oil and butter makes for a much crispier french toast - I'll never use all butter again.


review by:
(15 Aug 2021)

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Fun facts:

This recipe is believed to have originated in India, where cardamom is a popular spice used in many dishes. Cardamom is also known to have been used in ancient Egypt, where it was used as a part of religious ceremonies.

Cardamom Egg Toast is a favorite of the celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver. He has been known to make this recipe for his family on special occasions.