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Croissant French toast on a white plate with fruit and whipped cream.
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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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings (2 halves)
Calories 412kcal

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.

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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: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg