Wake up your morning routine with this Croissant French Toast recipe. In just 30 minutes, you can have a warm breakfast of battered, pan-fried, buttery croissants ready to drizzle with syrup and devour.

Croissant French toast on a white plate with fruit and whipped cream.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Croissant French Toast Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for Croissant French Toast

Ingredient notes

  • Croissants: Check the day-old section at the bakery or supermarket. Since they soak up the custard well, slightly-stale pastries work perfectly here.
  • All-purpose flour and baking powder: Adding this common baking combo to the batter is the key to scoring the light and fluffy texture.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and baking powder, stirring to combine until there are no lumps. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with nonstick spray or oil. Working in batches, dip croissant halves in batter, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.
Dipping a croissant in French Toast batter.
  1. Arrange in a single layer on the skillet. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 3 to 5 minutes. Flip each half and continue to cook until golden brown on the second side sides. Remove to prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven until serving time. Repeat with remaining croissant halves. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and other toppings as desired.
Frying croissant French toast in a skillet.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This Croissant French Toast recipe creates 12 halves, or 6 servings (I plan on 1 full croissant per person).
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Build a French toast bar: Each diner can top as desired when you set out bowls of maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, banana slices, strawberry sauce, honey, powdered sugar, candied pecans, and/or crumbled bacon.
Croissant French toast on a white plate with fruit and whipped cream.

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Croissant French toast on a white plate with fruit and whipped cream.

Croissant French Toast

Wake up your morning routine with this rich Croissant French Toast recipe. In just 30 minutes, you can have a warm breakfast ready to devour.
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings (2 halves)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 412

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 croissants halved lengthwise
  • maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and other desired toppings for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour and baking powder, stirring to combine until there are no lumps.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with nonstick spray or oil. Working in batches, dip croissant halves in batter, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Arrange in a single layer on the skillet.
  • Cook until golden brown on one side, about 3 to 5 minutes. Flip each half and continue to cook until golden brown on the second side sides. Remove to prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven until serving time. Repeat with remaining croissant halves. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries as desired.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Croissants: Check the day-old section at the bakery or supermarket. Since they soak up the custard well, slightly-stale pastries work perfectly for this Croissant French Toast recipe.
  2. All-purpose flour and baking powder: Adding this common baking combo to the batter is the key to score the light and fluffy texture.
  3. Yield: This Croissant French Toast recipe creates 12 halves, or 6 servings (I plan on 1 full croissant per person).
  4. Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  5. Build a French toast bar: Each diner can top as desired when you set out bowls of maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, banana slices, strawberry sauce, honey, powdered sugar, candied pecans, and/or crumbled bacon.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices (halves)Calories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 658mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 203mgIron: 3mg
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  1. Thanks Chef Meggan, Great recipe and enjoyed the tips!! Everybody loved them and will definitely make them again!!
    Chef Hoppy USCG5 stars

  2. I made this with La Boulangerie croissant bread. I doubled the recipe because of how many slices of bread I had. My family said it was the best French toast they’d ever had. I also froze the remaining and toasted them to reheat and they were almost just as good! Amazing recipe!

  3. I tried the recipe and found that the 1 cup flour was too much. It came out too gooey and lumpy. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Tatsuo, if the batter was lumpy, my guess is either 1). you didn’t whisk it enough, thus the lumps, or 2). you just don’t personally like this kind of batter. Gooey, well, batter is generally a bit gooey right? Sorry you had trouble. I like it with 1 cup of flour, but you clearly had something else in mind, and I’m sorry about that. I just wanted something substantial that would coat the croissants well. -Meggan

  4. Made them, loved them, whole family inhaled them, doing it again today! Do you have a newsletter I can sign up for? I’m a huge fan of Nagi’s work and would love to receive your recipes in my inbox, too!5 stars

    1. Hi Celeste! You’re so nice! Nagi is great, I love her stuff too. I’ll get you signed up for the email list. Right now it’s just the daily email of when a new post goes up, but at some point I hope to make it more useful. Thank you for your kind words, I’m glad your family loved the Croissant French Toast! -Meggan

  5. Inspired by this post, I searched for and found a delicious looking but complicated recipe for baking gluten-free croissants. The layered dough used in them is not simple even with conventional flours. They will take two days for prep and 20 minutes to bake but I’m up for the challenge.  Store bought gluten free anything is overly expensive and tastes disgusting at best. I’ll let you know how it works out. 5 stars

    1. Why am I not surprised? :) Two days to prep – no problem! I cannot wait to hear about your results. Pretty sure there is another newspaper article in future! PS: “Disgusting at best” is my new favorite phrase.

  6. Meggan … Omg this looks so fabulous!!! You took croissant to another level!!!! What an utterly delicious and indulgent meal :)5 stars

    1. Thanks lady!!! I was soooo lucky to have Nagi help me get these shots. She’s amazing!!

    1. One piece is never enough ha ha! Nagi helped with these photos so they are extra-good. :)

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