Croissant French Toast with Almonds is gourmet in appearance yet so easy to make! Crisp, flakey croissants are stuffed with an almond filling, topped with almonds, coated with a rich egg custard, and baked to golden perfection. They’re a delightful breakfast or brunch topped with powdered sugar and served warm.  

Almond croissant French toast pieces on a plate.

What Is Almond Croissant French Toast? 

Like our Nutella Stuffed Croissant French Toast and Berry Stuffed Croissant French Toast Bake, this almond croissant French toast is a type of baked French toast made with croissants. 

Just like standard French toast bake recipes, the croissants are smothered in a custard mixture and baked in the oven until golden and set. However, unlike your average recipe, the result is an unbelievably flakey exterior and a soft, pillowy center loaded with crunchy almond pieces. 

It’s a combination of tastes and textures that’s worthy of a gourmet bakery and perfect for holiday mornings and weekend brunches! 

Ingredients

For the Filling 

  • Butter – Unsalted butter is best. 
  • Sugar – Regular granulated sugar sweetens the filling. 
  • Almond Meal – You can find almond meal in the baking section of most grocery stores. Or, use almond flour, or pulse almonds in a food processor or blender yourself. 
  • Large Eggs – These create a rich flavor. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Substitute almond extract for a nuttier taste, if preferred. 
  • Sliced Almonds – Technically not part of the filling, we sprinkle these on top of the croissants for a satisfying crunch. 

For the Custard

  • Milk – Whole milk yields the best flavor, but any type of milk or non-dairy milk you like best will work. b
  • Large Eggs – These are crucial for the liquid to set and create the rich flavor French toast is known for! 
  • Sugar – Regular granulated (white) sugar. 
  • Salt – Just a pinch helps enhance the flavor of the rest of the ingredients. 
Two pieces of almond croissant French toast stacked on top of each other topped with powdered sugar.

Step-By-Step Guide to Showstopping Croissant French Toast with Almonds 

Below is an overview of the recipe instructions. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details! 

  1. Prepare the filling. Combine the butter, sugar, almond meal, eggs, and vanilla or almond extract in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Stuff the croissants. Slice each croissant in half vertically, and spread the prepared almond filling generously on both sides. Arrange the croissants cut side up in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top. 
  3. Create the custard. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the custard ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture evenly over the croissants, coating them completely. 
  4. Bake. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and transfer it to a preheated oven. Bake covered. Then, remove the foil, and continue to bake just until the top is golden brown and the custard is set. Be careful not to burn! 
  5. Cool. Allow your French toast with almonds to cool slightly in the pan. Then, swerve warm with your toppings of choice. 
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Topping Ideas

Feel free to serve this croissant French toast with almonds recipe on its own. Or, top it with options like powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh berries, a drizzle of nut butter, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream! 

Syrup being drizzled over croissant French toast with almonds on a plate.

Can I Make this Recipe Ahead of Time? 

Sure! Feel free to assemble the ingredients, and keep them covered in the fridge up to a day in advance. We just recommend leaving off the almonds until just before baking to prevent them from becoming soggy. 

To bake, follow the recipe instructions as usual, adding a few extra minutes as needed to allow the custard to set. 

How Long Does French Toast with Almonds Last? 

Stored in an airtight container, leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months

To serve, allow your French toast to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Then, warm it in the microwave or covered in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through.

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A serving of croissant French toast with almonds being topped with syrup.

Croissant French Toast with Almonds

5 from 6 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Make this croissant French toast with almonds for a gourmet breakfast that’s soft, crisp, and bursting with nutty flavor!

Ingredients  

For the Almond Filling:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour/ground almonds
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
  • 6 large croissants stale or day-old if possible

For the Almond Topping:

  • 8 Tablespoons sliced almonds

For the Custard:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Begin by preparing the almond filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the unsalted butter, granulated sugar, almond meal, 2 large eggs, and either vanilla or almond extract. Mix until well combined and set aside.
    3/4 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups almond meal, 2 large eggs, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
  • Slice the croissants in half from top to bottom.
    6 large croissants
  • Spread the prepared almond filling generously on the sliced sides of the croissants.
  • Place the filled croissants, filling side up, into a buttered baking dish.
  • Sprinkle sliced almonds over the top of the filled croissants.
    8 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the custard ingredients: 1 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tsp salt until well combined.
    1 cup milk, 3 large eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pour the custard mixture evenly over the filled croissants in the baking dish. Make sure all the croissants are soaked in the custard.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Bake the covered croissant French toast in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, and continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set. Keep an eye on it to prevent over-browning.
  • Once done, remove the croissant French toast from the oven, and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm, topped with additional sliced almonds or powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 878kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1397IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 3mg

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

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11 Comments

  1. have you tried using almond paste or marzipan in the filling? I haven’t made it yet but will definitely try the substitution as I prefer the sweetness and texture of the paste. this looks heavenly!

    1. We haven’t but think it would be really tasty! Please let us know how it goes if you do try it out. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  2. 5 stars
    Spectacular and super easy to make!
    I will make time and time again.
    Thank you for putting the ingredients and measurements in the instructions! That is the way a recipe should be written!! Thanks so much!

  3. On the website instructions, you say to cut croissants vertically, and on the print out recipe you suggest slicing the croissants horizontally. Which way is better? Your pictures appear to show vertically cut croissants that would stand on end in the baking dish?

    Can’t wait to try this. Yum!

    1. Vertically usually works best! Apologies for the confusion. We updated the recipe card. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa