This chilly fall weather makes me want all sorts of comfort food, like beautiful cardamom spiced French toast!
You guys, it’s starting to feel like fall! I absolutely love it: we visited our local cider mill a couple of weeks ago to sip cider, munch on donuts, and shop the latest locally sourced foods. And yesterday I had to wear a jacket to work for the first time in I-can’t-even-remember. It’s that time of the year! 🙂
And all I want to eat right now is tasty comfort food, of course, so I’m loving my cardamom spiced French toast today. I used a beautiful blend of spices in the batter for the French toast, comprised of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to help bring out all those bold flavors. If possible, you should let the bread soak for a bit in the mixture before pan frying the French toast (like, I literally let it sit in a shallow bowl and soak up allllllllll of the egg mixture before cooking!). Then I made a quick honey cardamom butter for serving atop the French toast. I love the honey because its sweetness is a nice contrast to all the bold spice flavors in the batter. Serve with your favorite maple syrup on top!
Related: French Breakfast Puffs
Now it’s your turn: what type of comfort food are you most looking forward to this fall? Share with me by commenting below!
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ½ tsp. cardamom
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- 4 slices Challah bread, cut into 1 ½" thick chunks
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for cooking French toast
- 2 tbsp. honey
- ⅛ tsp. cardamom
- Maple syrup, for serving
- In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg until combined. Add Challah bread slices and turn until coated evenly. Allow to soak in the egg mixture while you prepare the butter.
- To prepare cardamom honey butter, add butter, honey, and cardamom to a small mixing bowl and mash together with a fork until well combined. Set aside.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once melted, add French toast slices, being careful not to crowd the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy. Serve with cardamom honey butter and maple syrup. Enjoy!