Cardamom Coconut French Toast with Rhubarb

Spice up your breakfast with Cardamom Coconut French Toast and Rhubarb, a quick and easy recipe that’s both sweet and tangy. Follow these 4 simple steps and enjoy breakfast in a snap!

French Toast with Rhubarb

Cardamom Coconut French Toast with Rhubarb is a delicious twist on the classic French toast that will add a burst of exotic flavours to your breakfast table. This is a recipe for those of us who love french toast but are looking for something different. The cardamom and coconut work together so well to create a unique flavour that is absolutely irresistible! The best part is that this recipe is quick and easy to make, taking only 4 simple steps

Now that’s a combination!

Indulge in a unique and exciting flavour profile featuring cardamom, coconut, and rhubarb. Cardamom, a sweet spice with citrus and mint undertones popular in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes, pairs perfectly with coconut’s nutty sweetness, creating an exotic and comforting flavour blend. Additionally, the addition of tart and tangy rhubarb brings a new dimension to the mix, creating an unforgettable taste sensation.

Furthermore, the rhubarb brightens and refreshes the flavour of the dish, balancing out the sweetness of the coconut and cardamom. This seasonal vegetable’s tangy flavor and vibrant pink color are often used in desserts. In this recipe, the rhubarb adds a slightly sour taste that perfectly complements the other flavours. The interplay of sweet, spicy, and tangy notes makes this dish a true flavor sensation that you won’t want to miss.

What more could you ask for?

Searching for a French Toast recipe that you’ll adore so much, you’ll want to cook it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? To make this recipe, you’ll need to find the perfect bread, like brioche or challah. But in a pinch use any soft white bread of your choice, including sourdough.

To take your French Toast up a notch, add some creamy creme fraiche, mascarpone, or coconut yoghurt and top it off with crunchy pistachios. The creaminess of the dairy paired with the crunch of the pistachios will add sophistication and enhance the dish’s texture and flavour profile.

By combining cardamom, coconut, and rhubarb, this dish achieves a harmonious balance of sweet, nutty, and tart flavours that will make your taste buds sing with delight. Each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a symphony of flavours that will leave you satisfied and wanting more. So treat your senses to this exquisite combination of flavours.

French Toast with Rhubarb

Rhubarb, Rhubarb.

If you enjoyed this recipe and can’t get enough of the unique tangy flavour of rhubarb, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Explore our collection of mouth-watering rhubarb recipes and discover new ways to enjoy this versatile ingredient. From sweet to savoury, there’s no limit to the delicious creations you can make with rhubarb. So why not get creative in the kitchen and try out some of our other rhubarb recipes today? View the cook-along video here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this gluten-free?

Yes, opt for gluten-free bread and enjoy!

Can I make this vegan?

Absolutely! Just make sure to use a plant-based yoghurt or water in your dip instead of a dairy-based yoghurt.

French Toast with Rhubarb
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French Toast with Rhubarb

Cardamom Coconut French Toast with Rhubarb

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2


Spice up your breakfast with Cardamom Coconut French Toast and Rhubarb, a quick and easy recipe that’s both sweet and tangy. Follow these 4 simple steps and enjoy breakfast in a snap!


  • 1 quantity of roasted rhubarb – click here to make your own
  • 4 slices brioche or challah bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 cardamon pods, or pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 10g roasted pistachios, chopped (optional)
  • Knob of butter for cooking
  • Cream, creme fraiche or mascarpone for serving


  1. Place the cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar, crack open the pods, release the seeds and grind with the pestle until fine. Alternatively use a pinch of ground cardamom. Mix the cardamon in with the sugar and set aside.
  2. For the french toast, crack two eggs into a shallow bowl along with the coconut milk, ground cardamom seeds and sugar. Whisk well to combine. Dunk the brioche slices into the egg mixture, until well saturated. Then set aside while you heat the frying pan.
  3. Place your frying pan on medium heat. Once hot add the butter and your slices of french toast. Once golden flip and cook on the other side.
  4. Divide the french toast between two plates, and top with roasted rhubarb, cream or yoghurt and pistachios. Serve immediately
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfasts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

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