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Croissant French Toast (Easy Recipe)

This croissant French toast recipe will turn yesterday’s croissants into today’s epic breakfast!

When you think classic French toast couldn’t get any better, this recipe takes it to a new level.

If you’re hooked on French toast, you should also give my Bailey’s and Brioche French toast a try.

Homemade Croissant French Toast with Raspberries and Honey
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This particular French toast uses croissants for its base, so obviously, it’s 10 times more delightful.

I mean, croissants on their own are already phenomenal, but if they were turned into French toast?

If you’re looking to elevate the classic dish, this croissant French toast perfectly fits the bill.

Croissant French Toast Recipe

Why use regular bread when you have croissants on hand?

This extra-special French toast will definitely add excitement to your usual morning routine! 

Don’t worry, it’s not hard to make.

You won’t have to make the croissants from scratch, of course. Just get them from the bakery, let them sit for a day, and voila.

Aside from the bread base, all other elements and methods remain the same.

This recipe is just as easy as any other French toast recipe.

It’s easy to make and to die for!

The only downside is that once you’ve tried croissant French toast, you’ll never go back to using regular bread again.

Croissant French Toast Ingredients: Croissants, Half-and-Half, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Eggs, Blackberry Syrup and Toppings


Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Croissants – The main feature of the breakfast dish. You can get day-old croissants at the bakery, but you can also buy them fresh and wait a day.
  • Half-and-Half – The base of the creamy custard. You can use any kind of dairy, but for rich and delectable toasts, use either half-and-half or a mix of heavy cream and whole milk.
  • Sugar – For sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract – The ultimate flavor enhancer.
  • Cinnamon – For warmth.
  • Eggs – For thickening and enriching the custard. You can use either whole eggs, or just the yolks if you want a creamier custard. 
  • Blackberry Syrup – A simple yet flavorful compote made of blackberries, sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  • Toppings – Aside from the blackberry syrup, I also add maple syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream. Feel free to use whatever toppings you prefer or have on hand.
Buttery Croissant French Toast with Raspberries and Powdered Sugar

How to Make Croissant French Toast

1. Make the blackberry syrup.

Whisk together blackberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it come to a boil. Then add the cornstarch.

Keep whisking, and mashing large berries, if any, until the mixture is thickened to your liking. Scrape the bottom and sides occasionally to prevent scorching.

2. Make the custard.

Whisk together the half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and eggs.

3. Slice and dip the croissants.

Cut them in half lengthwise and give them a quick dip in the custard. Lift them right out as soon as they’re completely coated.

4. Toast the croissants.

Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over low heat. Add as many croissant halves as your pan can carry, but be sure not to overcrowd it.

Push the croissants down with a spatula to help cook them quicker.

At this point, you can increase the heat a little bit, but don’t go over medium-low.

Let the bottom sides cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Move the croissants around from time to time to keep them from burning.

Flip them over and cook the other side for about 2 minutes.

Keep cooked croissants warm in a 200-degree-Fahrenheit oven as you cook the rest.

5. Serve and enjoy!

Smother the bottom halves with butter, blackberry syrup, maple, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream.

Close them with the top halves and enjoy.

Delicious Croissant French Toast with Raspberries and Honey

Tips and Tricks

Want to ensure your croissant French toast turns out perfectly? Check out these tips:

  • Keep them warm. It can take a while to make a big batch of croissant French toast. You may have to cook them in batches. Keep the prepared ones warm as you cook the rest by keeping them in the oven. (200 degrees Fahrenheit.)
  • Don’t soak the croissants. You want to DIP the croissants in the custard mixture, not soak them in it. A single quick dip is enough. If you leave them submerged too long, they’ll turn out soggy.
  • Low and slow’s the way to go! You want the outside to develop a golden outer crust and the inside to cook perfectly. That will only happen if you keep the heat low and remain patient. If you increase the heat, the toasts will burn on the outside and stay raw on the inside.
  • Make them more decadent. Suffering from a major sweet tooth? Slice the croissants into sticks and roll them in cinnamon sugar. Then, dip them in warm chocolate or maple syrup.

How to Serve with Croissant French Toast

As I mentioned, I like to serve mine with blackberry and maple syrups, strawberries, and whipped cream! Here are some other good ideas:

  • Dust them with powdered sugar.
  • Top the French toast with a scoop of ice cream.
  • Add savory sides, such as fluffy scrambled eggs and smoky bacon or ham on the side.
  • Turn them into a croissant French toast sandwich.
  • Pair the French toast with something light and refreshing like fresh fruit.
  • Serve them with coffee. After all, breakfast isn’t complete without your favorite cup of joe.

These are all excellent ways to serve croissant French toast at home. But what if you’re planning a party?

In that case, prepare a toast bar!

Serve as many topping options as possible in bowls. Let your guests decide between everything from fruits and berries to sauces, syrups, and bacon!

How to Store and Freeze French Toast

French toast tastes best fresh from the stove, but in case of leftovers, here’s how to store them:

In the Fridge:

Allow the toasts to cool completely to room temperature. Transfer them to an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

In the Freezer:

Once cooled, place the toasts in a freezer-safe bag. Croissant French toasts will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheat in the toaster or oven until warmed through.

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Croissant French Toast (Easy Recipe)



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For a decadent breakfast, try this croissant French toast! With a tempting vanilla custard and blackberry syrup, this recipe is such a treat.


  • Blackberry Syrup
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • Croissant French Toast
  • 8 croissants (round-shaped preferred)

  • 1/4 cup half-and-half

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 large eggs

  • butter, for frying and serving

  • Toppings (optional)
  • warm maple syrup

  • fresh strawberries

  • whipped cream


  • To make the blackberry syrup, combine blackberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook on low for 5 minutes. Whisk in cornstarch and cook, mashing large berries, until the syrup is thick. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the croissants lengthwise in half.
  • Whisk the half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and eggs in a large bowl. Dip each croissant half into the custard until well-coated.
  • Melt a small amount of butter in a large non-stick skillet over low heat. Add the dipped croissant halves, cut-side-down. Increase the heat to medium-low. Cook the bottoms until golden brown, moving the croissants around occasionally so they won’t burn, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Flip the croissants over and cook for another 2 minutes. Place the cooked croissants in the preheated oven to keep them warm. Repeat until all croissant toasts are cooked.
  • Top the bottom halves with butter, blackberry syrup, maple syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream. Close them up with the top halves. Serve and enjoy!
Croissant French Toast

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Croissant French Toast (Easy Recipe)”

  1. These crossiants were delicious. I made them last weekend and I’m making them this weekend. Thanks a million.
    By the way Kim, I have made so many of your recipes and enjoyed them all but I don’t always have times to post them all.

    • Hi Brenda, I’m so happy you liked the croissants, and thank you so much for the kind words about the other recipes! This made my day to hear how much you are enjoying them.


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