Croissant Baked French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My best friend and son's godfather introduced me to this recipe. It is a perfect holiday or Sunday brunch menu addition. It is easy to make and has a rich taste, so you can’t help but feel a little fancy while eating it. We recently enjoyed this at a special family occasion, and now it is a favorite. I like to bake it, but it can also be made in a stovetop skillet. —Amanda Wilson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Croissant Baked French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 croissants
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Optional Toppings: Confectioners' sugar, assorted fresh fruit or maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Using cooking spray, grease a 13x9-in. baking dish and set aside.
  2. Slice croissants in half lengthwise.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and maple syrup. Submerge croissant halves in liquid until completely soaked. Arrange croissants in baking dish, overlapping slightly if necessary. Bake until set, 25-30 minutes.
Note: To get more of a souffle effect, layer the croissant pieces in a deep dish 9-in. pie plate. They will puff in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 266 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.