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Easy Croissant French Toast

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Buttery layers of sliced Croissants, dipped in a creamy cinnamon vanilla batter, fried to a golden crisp and topped off with fresh berries, transforms traditional French Toast into an amazing scrumptious Breakfast dish! Easy Croissant French Toast is sure to please everyone at your breakfast table!

Croissant French Toast with Fresh Berries and Syrup on a white square plate.

Time for another installment of “True Confessions”. I’m not a huge Breakfast eater! I know! I know! It’s the most important meal of the day! My belly and brain just don’t seem to get it! My body might wake-up early…but my taste buds sleep in till about 11:00 a.m. (My mind is connected to my taste buds!)

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When I get a hankering for breakfast, generally on the weekends, I want one of my favorites!

French Toast is one of those favorites! When I go out for breakfast…I struggle deciding between French Toast or Pancakes! French Toast always wins! I can’t help it … I love it!

A few weeks ago, I had a box of store bought Croissants starring at me, begging to be used! I thought “Hmmm, I wonder how they would work for French Toast?”. Well…they work just fine my friends! Wooo-Weee! I’m excited to share this recipe with y’all.

This version of French Toast seems like something you’d find in a fancy restaurant. It’s a visually beautiful dish, as well as a scrumptious way to start your day!

How To Make Croissant French Toast

You’ll need 8 croissants. Store bought! Don’t be a show-off and be baking them from scratch! (Insert multiple eye-rolls! We are keeping this dish E.A.S.Y.!)

If you can find croissants that are little bit rounder, they tend to work better, but you can use any store bought croissant. (Yep, I’m going to keep saying “store bought”! No shame in store-bought!)

Three store bought croissants on a cutting board.

Slice each croissant in half length wise. Each croissant will give you two pieces of french toast.

Croissants sliced in half on the cutting board.

There’s a little trick to making GREAT French Toast. This applies to any French Toast recipe.

TIP: Always combine the egg and sugars together first…then add the milk or cream AFTER. This helps create a creamier batter where the eggs and cinnamon don’t separate, but combine.

In a shallow dish, like a pie plate, add 5 large eggs, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 3 Tablespoons sugar.

Shallow pie plate with eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.

Whisk ingredients together until well combined and creamy.

Egg portion of the batter whisked together.

Add 1/4 cup half-and-half. You can use milk, but half-and-half adds a thicker creamier texture to this recipe.

Using a fork, or a whisk, blend the half-and-half into the egg batter until well combined.

Adding half-and-half to egg mixture in a pie plate with a fork for blending.

The mixture should be light, slightly frothy, and creamy. Dunk each croissant half into the mixture so that it’s completely coated. Set the pieces aside on a plate.

Dunking a croissant into the egg batter.

How To Perfectly Cook Croissant French Toast

Heat a large nonstick skillet over low heat, then melt a small amount of butter in/on it.

TIP: The reason for the low heat is to prevent the butter from burning! You can spray a nonstick griddle with cooking spray. Butter gives it a nicer flavor, so use butter if at all possible.

Add as many croissants halves as will fit, cut-side down. Increase the heat to medium. Don’t go too high or the French toast will burn.

Allow the pieces to cook on the first side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy around the edges. Move them around in the skillet or on the griddle to make sure they don’t burn. No one likes black French toast!

When they are deep golden brown on the bottom, flip them to the other side and let them cook another 2-3 minutes.

Croissant French Toast cooking on a griddle.

Remove the croissants from the skillet, or griddle, and cook the remaining slices of croissant halves.

TIP: Place cooked slices of croissants on an oven safe plate and place in a low oven to keep warm.

Cooked French Toast on a plate with butter.

How To Serve Croissant French Toast

Serve a top and bottom piece of the croissant with butter.

Top with fresh berries and warm maple syrup. Garnish with a sprinkle of powder sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Croissant French Toast on a plate topped with fresh berries and warm maple syrup.

Doesn’t that look amazing? It’s so simple, yet so elegant!

Buttery flaky croissants encased in that scrumptious creamy cinnamon vanilla batter and fried to a golden crisp is pure perfection! Add farm fresh juicy berries and a healthy drizzle of maple syrup….YUM!!! Each forkful is a taste treat!

While breakfast isn’t my all time favorite meal…when this delicious dish is served-up… I’m all in! Ready to wake-up and partake!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me today! I hope you enjoy this version of French Toast. Croissants kick it up to a whole new level! Enjoy!

Happy Nesting!

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Yield: 8 servings

Easy Croissant French Toast

Croissant French Toast with Fresh Berries and Syrup on a white square plate.

Buttery layers of sliced Croissants, dipped in a creamy cinnamon vanilla batter, fried to a golden crisp and topped off with fresh berries, transforms traditional French Toast into an amazing scrumptious Breakfast dish! Easy Croissant French Toast is sure to please everyone at your breakfast table!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 croissants
  • 1/4 cup half-and- half, or milk
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 large eggs
  • Butter, for frying and serving
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Berries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Split the croissants in half through the middle, lengthwise.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add half-and-half. Mix until well blended.
  4. Dunk each croissant half into the mixture so that it's completely coated. Set the pieces aside on a plate.
  5. Heat a large nonstick skillet, or griddle, over low heat then melt a small amount of butter in it. Add as many croissants halves as will fit, cut-side down, then increase the heat very slightly, to medium. Allow the pieces to cook on the first side for 3 to 4 minutes. Move them around slightly to keep them from burning. When they're deep golden brown on the bottom, flip them to the other side and let them cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan and cook the remaining croissant halves.
  7. Serve a top and bottom piece together with butter, fresh berries, and maple syrup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1 croissant

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 10g

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