This overnight croissant french toast will be a welcomed way to start off your Christmas morning. It gets assembled the night before. Then all you need to do in the morning is bake it.
Store bought croissants make amazing French toast. Check out the day old section at your local grocery store to make this. Those stale croissants work great and can save you some cash.
The batter for this French toast is made with eggs and half and half along with some vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest and maple syrup. The little bit of maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to this.
The orange zest is a welcomed addition to this French toast. It adds amazing flavor along with a level of freshness. It pairs perfectly with the fresh berries you top this with.
You serve this croissant French toast up with some fresh berries, whipped cream, and a little maple syrup. If you can’t get fresh berries, frozen berries with work just fine.
- HALF AND HALF
- MAPLE SYRUP
- FRESH BERRIES
- WHIPPED CREAM
- 8 croissants, sliced in half lengthwise
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- zest of 1 orange
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp salt
- fresh berries
- whipped cream
- maple syrup
- Spray a 13 x 9-in. baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest, maple syrup, and salt together. Submerge croissant halves in liquid until completely soaked.
- Arrange croissants in the prepared baking dish, overlapping slightly if necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to bake, remove dish from fridge and sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve with berries, whipped cream and maple syrup. Serves 6.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight refrigeration
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Recipe adapted from Fox and Briar.