Croissant French Toast

img_1168Cooking for Kids

My Nanny Family had a few stale croissants in the bread drawer. Instead of throwing them out I found a delicious and easy French toast casserole to make on the Pinch of Yum web site. Let the kids help you tear or cut up the croissants, break the eggs, measure the ingredients, whisk the ingredients, and pour the egg mixture over the croissants. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, then put it in the oven for breakfast the next morning.

You Will Need:

3 large croissants, a few days stale
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces

What to Do:img_1167

1. Grease a small baking pan with butter. Tear the croissants into small pieces and place in the dish.

2. Whisk the eggs, milk, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight in the fridge (or for a few hours if you are short on time).

3. For the topping, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut the cold butter in with a food processor or just using your fingers until your mixture looks like small crumbs.

4. When you’re ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top of the croissant/egg mixture in the pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes depending on how soft/crispy you want it to be. Make sure the french toast is fully cooked before you remove it from the oven – usually the top looks done before the inside is really done.

5. Top with butter and drizzle with maple syrup if desired.


Pinch of Yum

Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg


  1. Wow, I never thought of making French toast using croissants! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks really good!


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