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Pain au Chocolat French Toast


Pain au Chocolat French Toast

We took pain au chocolat and turned into a delicious french toast! Topped with dark chocolate and almond slices!
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Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: almond croissants, bread pudding, breakfast, brunch, brunch recipe, chocolate bread pudding, chocolate french toast, croissant french toast, easy brunch recipe, easy french toast, french toast bake, french toast casserole, pain au chocolat


  • 10 pain au chocolat
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips, for topping
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a oven safe bowl heat your heavy cream in the microwave just until hot, approximately one minute. You want it hot but not boiling.
  • Remove from microwave and add 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Let stand for two minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted.
  • Add whole milk, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Whisk until everything is combined.
  • Cut your pain au chocolat in half, length wise. Arrange facing up in a large buttered oval dish.
  • Pour chocolate custard over. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  • Top the croissants with chocolate chips and almonds. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes!
  • Let cool for 15 minutes and shower with powdered sugar!


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