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Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast is a warm, comforting breakfast casserole made with croissants, a sweet custard mixture, and a cinnamon sugar topping.

Hello friend! Get ready to take your weekend brunch to the next level with this Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast. This is not your average French toast, it’s a decadent casserole filled with buttery croissants soaked in a sweet custard mixture and topped with a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust.

Let’s get baking!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to whip up this delicious breakfast treat:

  1. 9×13 inch baking dish
  2. Large bowl
  3. Whisk
  4. Small bowl

The Recipe

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

This baked French toast casserole is made with croissants, eggs, milk, cinnamon, and sugar, and is topped with a crispy cinnamon sugar crust.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350 kcal


For the French toast:

  • 6 croissants cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces


  • Grease the baking dish with butter.
  • Spread the croissant cubes evenly in the dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the croissants.
  • Press the croissants down gently to make sure they are all soaked in the egg mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Cut in the butter with your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the topping evenly over the croissants.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed up.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.


  1. You can use any type of croissant you like, but day-old croissants work best.
  2. Feel free to add other spices to the custard mixture, such as nutmeg or cardamom.
  3. You can also add a handful of chopped nuts, such as pecans or almonds, to the topping for extra crunch.
Keyword baked french toast, breakfast casserole, brunch, cinnamon, croissant french toast, easy, sugar

Cook method: Baking

Season: All seasons

Alternative Ingredients:

If you don’t have some of the ingredients, here are some options:

CroissantsBrioche or Challah bread
MilkAlmond milk or soy milk
Brown sugarWhite sugar

What to Serve with Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast

You can pair this delicious Baked Croissant Cinnamon French Toast with the following:

  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit, like berries or sliced bananas
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered sugar

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it overnight. Just bake it in the morning before serving.

Can I freeze leftover baked french toast?

Yes, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.

Can I use a different type of bread?

Yes, you can use other types of bread like brioche or challah, but croissants provide a richer flavor and texture.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

You can try using vegan substitutes for eggs and milk, but the results may vary.

How do I reheat leftover baked french toast?

You can reheat individual servings in the microwave or reheat the entire casserole in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) for 10-15 minutes.

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