This Croissant French Toast Bake is a rich and delicious breakfast recipe! Made with buttery croissants, creamy milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar, this dish is quick and easy to assemble. You can even make it ahead.
If you’re looking for a decadent, yet easy breakfast recipe for the holidays, this Croissant French Toast Bake is it. Your family will LOVE it.
Breakfast Bakes are time savers!
One dish bakes make breakfast so laid back and easy. After only a few minutes of prep and assembly, breakfast is basically ready to go. No mussing, no fussing. Bakes are great for busy mornings where you might be serving a crowd, or on busy mornings like Christmas. This Croissant French Toast Bake is especially great if you love French toast, because no one has to stand at the stove flipping toast, instead everything is ready at the same time.
Simple Ingredients, Simple Instructions
This recipe only has 6 simple ingredients: croissants, milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Doesn’t get much easier than that!
Croissants are the star of this recipe!
Croissants are such a treat. They’re so buttery and flaky and flavourful, everyone loves them! Now imagine them in made into French toast! How decadent.
Rich, creamy and so flavourful!
This Croissant French Toast Bake has the best of both worlds…a crunchy sugar crust, and a creamy and rich, almost pudding-like, centre. It’s the perfect balance.
- Croissants: I used 9 croissants for this bake, only because they were large and that’s all I could fit into the dish. So depending on the size of the croissants you buy, you might have to use less or more.
- Milk: For my breakfast bakes I prefer to use whole milk. But feel free to use 2%.
- Cinnamon & Sugar Topping: I always have a cinnamon & sugar mix made in a jar in my spice cabinet, all ready to go for sprinkling on toast, muffins and recipes like this French Toast Bake. I make it using 1/4 cup of white sugar and 2 tsp of ground cinnamon. For this toast bake, I used about 2 tbsp of the mixture to sprinkle on top before baking.
Croissant French Toast Bake Recipe Tips:
- This recipe requires about 30 minutes of resting time before baking. This resting time is to allow for the egg mixture to soak into the croissants.
- Assembly: Make sure to squish as many croissants as you can into the dish…you don’t really want any open spaces.
- Mixing: I like to use a hand blender to combine my egg/milk mixture, because I prefer the mixture to be smooth and creamy, with no visible egg.
- When is it done? This bake is ready when the croissant french toast has puffed up and the the centre of the bake isn’t jiggly.
- Make ahead tip: You can assemble this dish the night before you want to serve it, then let it rest overnight in the fridge. In the morning, let the dish come up to almost room temperature (15 minutes is fine) before putting it in the oven to bake.
- Serve with: This bright and fresh Fruit Salad and sausages or bacon.
More Delicious Breakfast Bakes:
- Blueberry Baked French Toast
- Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake
- Easy and Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Bake
- Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake (made with Challah bread)
Have a delicious day!