Croissant French Toast Bake with cream cheese filling combines two breakfast classics into one delicious dish.
What is better than starting the day with a delicious meal? I’m not a huge breakfast person M-F, but weekends and special occasions? Bring it on! Today I’m sharing a breakfast treat that combines two classics into one irresistible dish – the Croissant French Toast Bake. Picture the buttery, flaky layers of a croissant meeting the sweet indulgence of French toast, all baked to golden perfection with swirls of cream cheese filling mixed in. Perfect for lazy weekends, special occasions, or any day when you want to start your morning on a delightfully tasty note.
Croissant French Toast Bake With Cream Cheese Filling
I love this recipe, because you can prep it all the night before, let it sit overnight (this part is really important so be sure to plan ahead!) and then pop it into the oven first thing in the morning. With a little prep work, all the hassle is done the day you want to eat it. Let’s dive in…
To make Croissant French Toast Bake With Cream Cheese Filling at home, you will need:
For The Bake:
About 12 large croissants (I used 1 package of croissants from Costco’s bakery section)
8 large eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups half and half (you could also use heavy cream to make this extra decadent!)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar
For The Filling:
1 8oz pack of cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. ground vanilla beans
1. Pull apart your croissants and place them into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs.
3. Add cream to eggs and mix well.
4. Stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon and brown sugar.
5. Pour over croissant chunks and smash down the bread until it’s all covered in eggy mixture.
6. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar and ground vanilla. When fully combined, place dollops of it throughout casserole. I liked to nestle some of mine deep under the croissant chunks.
7. Cover casserole dish in tinfoil and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. It needs a good 8 hours so if you’re serving it at night, make it in the morning and refrigerate all day.
8. Remove from refrigerator and bake covered at 375 for 35 minutes.
9. Remove from oven, remove tinfoil and add a few pads of butter to top.
10. Put back in oven and bake for additional 15 minutes, or until top is browned.
11. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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