Take your breakfast or brunch game to the next level with our Nutella Stuffed Croissant French Toast! With decadent Nutella sandwiched between flaky, buttery croissants, this recipe is the epitome of indulgence that’ll win over everyone’s hearts at the breakfast table.

Not only is this dreamy breakfast absolutely delicious, but you can also save time in the morning by making it ahead. No one will be able to resist jumping out of bed to sink their teeth into this French toast!

Nutella stuffed croissants in a rectangular baking dish

What Is Croissant French Toast?

If you’ve never had it, croissant French toast is just like regular French toast but is made with croissants instead of bread! As a result, it’s extra flaky and full of buttery flavor. However, for this version, we took it one step further and stuffed the croissants full of Nutella.

The result is to die for! Crisp on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside, and bursting with a warm chocolate hazelnut spread, it’s an indulgent recipe that will have your guests licking their fingers and begging for more. 

a liquid measuring cup with an egg and milk french toast mixture and a whisk sticking out

Ingredients You’ll Need

This croissant French toast uses many of the same ingredients you expect for traditional French toast with just a few additions! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Croissants – Make sure they’re extra large or jumbo! Otherwise, they’ll be difficult to stuff.
  • Nutella – If we have time, we love to use our homemade Nutella, but the store-bought stuff works well, too. 
  • Chocolate Chunks – You can never have enough chocolate, right? We love to use dark chocolate, but any variety you like best is great! 
  • Eggs – Eggs are crucial to creating French toast because they solidify as they cook and lock in the moisture, keeping your French toast soft and fluffy. 
  • Milk – For the richest taste, we use whole milk. However, any percentage or variety you prefer can be used. Just keep in mind that the taste of your Nutella French toast may change! 
  • Half and Half – Unlike traditional recipes, we swapped out part of the milk with half and half. It adds a buttery taste and texture and an extra creamy taste! 
  • Sugar – Technically, you could omit the sugar if you want a slightly less sweet recipe. However, it’s the key to taking this from good to great. 
  • Vanilla – Vanilla adds depth to the rest of the ingredients, helping to enhance their natural flavor.
  • Salt – Crucial to balancing the sweetness of the ingredients, salt brings out the best taste. 

How to Make Nutella French Toast with Croissants

Below is an overview of the recipe instructions, but don’t forget to take a look at the recipe card below for the full details! 

  1. Slice your croissants vertically. Make sure you do not completely cut them in half! 
  2. Spread Nutella on one-half of all of the croissants. 
  3. Arrange them in a prepared baking dish. 
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients, and pour them over the croissants. 
  5. Refrigerate overnight. 
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chunks on top, if using. 
  7. Cover the French toast with foil, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes
  8. Remove the foil, and bake for 20-30 minutes
overhead image of Nutella stuffed croissants in a rectangular baking dish

Can I Make Croissant French Toast Ahead of Time? 

Yes! We love to prepare this recipe in advance.

For Easy Storage: Prepare your Nutella French toast as usual. Then, leave it covered in the fridge for up to 2-3 days, and pop it in the oven when you’re ready! Or, you can bake it as usual, and keep your baked french toast in the fridge for 2-3 days as well. 

For Longer Storage: Bake your French toast as the recipe states. Then, store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months

When you’re ready to eat, let your Nutella French toast thaw in the fridge overnight, and warm it in the oven or microwave! 

close up image of a spatula holding a serving of Nutella stuffed croissant french toast

More French Toast Recipes

a baking pan full of nutella stuffed croissant french toast with a small bowl of Nutella in the bottom righthand corner

Nutella Stuffed Croissant French Toast

5 from 6 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 18 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
The perfect breakfast or brunch, this Nutella Stuffed Croissant French Toast is an indulgetn recipe bursting with chooclate flavor!

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup Nutella more or less to taste
  • 6 jumbo croissants split in half
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks optional

Instructions 

  • Butter a 13×9 baking dish
  • Spread Nutella on bottom half of a croissant. Place top half over the croissant and cut into slices. Repeat with remaining croissants, and place them in the baking dish.
    1/2 cup Nutella, 6 jumbo croissants
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half and half, sugar, vanilla, and salt until combined.
    6 eggs, 2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup half and half, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pour egg mixture over the croissants.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Top with chocolate chunks, if using.
    1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  • Cover loosely with foil for the first 15 minutes, then remove. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Made it several times now for brunch and for holiday mornings. Everyone liked it, which is tough to accomplish with kids and adults. It turned out great even when I forgot to soak overnight and did it for just an hour before baking. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Oh no! We are so sorry this happened. To prevent this from happening, make sure the croissants really fill the dish. Also, soaking overnight helps the croissant absorb the custard.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time, I brought to work for a staff breakfast and it was a huge hit!! Everyone was asking for the recipe, I think I sent the link to your webpage to a least 10 people. By the time I got down to the lounge to have some it was gone 🙁 Good thing I made an extra one 🙂 I can’t wait to get home and throw it in the oven!

  3. 5 stars
    This was so delicious!!! I had to bake it for quite a bit longer like 40 min because the center was still liquids but it turned out fantastic!!!