This Berry Stuffed Croissant French Toast Bake is nothing short of a breakfast masterpiece! Large, fluffy croissants are stuffed with a luscious filling of sweet berries and creamy cheese and then baked to perfection in the oven. This decadent dish makes for an incredible breakfast or brunch that’s perfect for lazy weekends, festive holidays, and everything in between.

As the aroma of baked croissants and berries fills your kitchen, you’ll know you’re in for a treat! Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to a sweet, drool-worthy morning meal that makes any morning feel like a special occasion.

What Is Croissant French Toast Bake? 

An elevated version of standard oven-baked French toast recipes, this croissant French toast bake features jumbo croissants that are stuffed full of a cream mixture. Coated with a classic egg mixture, the finished result is giant flaky croissants that are crisp on the outside yet soft and sweet in the center. Plus, this is so easy to make ahead of time and perfect for serving a crowd! 

Sweet Ingredients You’ll Need

For this croissant French toast bake, we took all of the standard components of French toast and made them even sweeter! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Eggs – Crucial to any French toast recipe, eggs are used to lock in moisture and provide structure to the custard coating. 
  • Milk and Heavy Cream – When combined with eggs, these create the most indulgent custard that soaks into your croissants for the most decadent taste.  For extra richness, swap out the milk with half and half or more heavy cream. Or, to make this recipe dairy-free use non-dairy milk instead! 
  • Flavor Enhancers – Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt are used to enhance the natural sweetness of the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Cream Cheese – Softened at room temperature, this combines with the berries for a dessert-like filling.
  • Berries – For incredible flavor and the prettiest colors, we used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries! 
  • Croissants – We highly recommend using pre-baked jumbo croissants as they are easiest to stuff. It might sound weird, but make sure they are stale! This will allow them to soak up the custard for thick, sweet bread. 
overhead of one croissant stuffed with berries and cream cheese

How to Make Berry French Toast Boats

Bright and beautiful once baked, this croissant french toast looks like it took all day to make! Luckily, it comes together in just a few minutes and soaks overnight for a quick brunch that tastes even better than it looks. Just follow the instructions below! 

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the custard
  2. In a second bowl, combine the cream cheese and remaining sugar until a smooth texture is formed. Then, gently fold in the berries
  3. Slice the croissants down the center, but don’t slice all the way through! You just want to create a sort of pocket to hold the filling. 
  4. Stuff each croissant with the cream cheese filling, and arrange them in a greased baking dish
  5. Pour the custard on top, making sure to fully coat each croissant. Cover the baking pan, and refrigerate it overnight
  6. In the morning, preheat the oven, and bake your berry French toast uncovered until the bread is golden brown. 
  7. Shower with powdered sugar, and serve warm
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03/13/2024 03:54 pm GMT
side view of berry stuffed croissant french toast with pouring of custard

Do I Have to Use Croissants?

Rich, buttery, and sinfully delicious, there’s just something truly special about croissant French toast. However, if you don’t have any or can’t find them when you run to the store, don’t worry! Any thick, dense bread like Challah, Brioche, or French will do. 

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time? 

Yes! Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or, freeze it for up to 3 months! Then, when you’re ready to serve, just let it thaw in the fridge overnight, and warm it in the oven.

More Brunch-Worthy French Toast Recipes

Get ready to take your breakfast game to the next level with these indulgent baked French toast recipes! Whether you’re craving classic flavors or want to explore new delicious combinations, these dishes are sure to satisfy:

overhead berry stuffed croissant french toast on a platter with powdered sugar

Berry Stuffed Croissant French Toast Bake

5 from 17 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Breakfast just got a whole lot sweeter with this Berry Stuffed Croissant French Toast Bake! Large croissants are stuffed full of a sweet berry and cream cheese filling and baked in the oven for a decadent brunch perfect for weekends, holidays, and everything in between.

Ingredients  

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 7-8 large croissants

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl add eggs, heavy cream, milk, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
    6 large eggs, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • In a second bowl add cream cheese, and remaining sugar. Mix until smooth. Fold in the berries.
    8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, 1/2 cup diced strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup raspberries
  • Slice the croissants down the center, to make a "pocket" add 2-3 Tablespoons of the cream cheese filling. Arrange in a 13×9 greased baking dish.
    7-8 large croissants
  • Pour the custard filling over the croissants. Cover. and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Shower with a dusting of powdered sugar!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1183IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    10 out of 10! LOVE this recipe!! I make it for family get together, breakfast/brunch gatherings and it’s a fam favorite. I seen it when you posted it originally but thought I’d give you guys a shout out! you guys are awesome and I’ve tried so many of your fun recipes, truely enjoy all your content

    1. Thank you so much, Taya! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you’re loving the recipes! 🥰

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