Croissant French Toast with Strawberries

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Celebrate any special day with a new twist on a beloved classic. Our recipe for Croissant French Toast is decadent, unique, and the perfect treat anytime.

If you are looking for something else to add to your brunch menu, make this easy pumpkin banana bread too. It smells amazing as it bakes in the oven!

Croissant French toast with strawberries.

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I’m always up for brunch. When Mother’s Day rolls around, I’m up for it even more. Treat the mama in your life with my recipe for Croissant French Toast. I’ve paired it with a ricotta cheese dip and it is out of this world!

Croissant French toast Mother's Day brunch idea.

I have forever been a fan of French toast. While I would never say “no” to making a batch of it, I thought that I might step it up and try something a little different this time around.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

How To Make Croissant French Toast

This is an incredible breakfast treat. The croissants are so flaky that they fall apart in your mouth, filling it with light and sweet flavors. Elevate your French toast game with this incredible bread.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Kitchen Tools:

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Ingredients:

  • croissants – and I make sure they’re a day old; it always works out better for French toast, in my opinion
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Ground Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Croissant French Toast Tips

Lo and behold, my newest recipe is now officially part of our family’s breakfast go-to breakfasts.

Why not try it out for this year’s Mother’s Day brunch?

Make A French Toast Casserole

Before making this recipe, I was going to go old-school and dip the croissants in my egg batter and fry each one individually. After a bit of research, I opted for a casserole-style serving. It’s a real-time-saver and I feel like the flavors come through a lot stronger when baked.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Use Fresh Strawberries

I was lucky because the strawberries I picked up were extremely juicy and fresh. To get the most of this recipe, I highly encourage you to go with fruits that are in season.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Serve It Fresh

There are some recipes you can make ahead of time, but this is not one of them. The croissant French toast tastes so much better when it is hot out of the oven than when it is reheated.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

Serve With Ricotta Cheese Dip

This croissant French toast tastes even better when you serve it with my homemade ricotta cheese dip. This is a creamy and rich dip that you can use with any fruit platter, so save this recipe!

Plate of french toast with strawberries and syrup.
Strawberry croissant French toast casserole.

Use Your Favorite Fruit

I used strawberries, but you can use any type of fruit that you want! Try this French Toast topped with blueberries or even raspberries.

Croissant french toast on a plate with syrup and strawberries.
Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

What I love most about this recipe is the ricotta cheese dip. Don’t forget, you can use whatever fruit you wish! We chose strawberries, as I found a beautiful batch at our local grocery store. I encourage you to use whatever’s in season, to get the most out of the fruit’s flavor.

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!

What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Is this recipe something your mom/grandma/aunt/sister would enjoy?

Croissant French Toast with a strawberry topping and ricotta dip - perfect for Mother's Day brunch!
Croissant French Toast with Strawberries.
5 from 8 votes

Croissant French Toast with a Strawberry Topping and Ricotta Dip

Print Recipe
A perfect idea for Mother’s Day brunch: here’s our take on the delectable Croissant French Toast casserole.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hr

SERVINGS

4

Equipment

  • 2 Large Mixing Bowl
  • Rectangular Baking Dish 13" x 8"
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Oven
  • Electric Mixer

Ingredients

  • 5-6 croissants
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp ground nutmeg

For the topping and ricotta dip

  • 10-12 strawberries washed and cut in half
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar divided
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut your croissants in half, lengthwise. Line them up in a small rectangular dish, about 13 in x 8 in
  • In a bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the mixture evenly over your croissants.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Once the 30 minutes are up, remove aluminum foil cover and bake for another 20 minutes.

To make the topping and ricotta dip:

  • In a small bowl, pour 4 tbsp sugar over cut strawberries. Allow the strawberries sit in the sugar.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together ricotta cheese, remaining sugar, honey and whipping cream.
  • Beat until fluffy and scoop in a serving bowl.
  • Serve Croissant French Toast on individual plates and top each portion with sugar-coated strawberries. Use the ricotta mixture as a dip or serve on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1624IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Croissant French Toast, French Toast, Mother’s Day Brunch, Toast
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 782kcal

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25 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I don’t think I can wait until Mother’s Day to make this and dig in! I love that this french bread is made with croissants. My mouth is watering just looking at the photos.

  2. I can’t imagine baking croissant on our own at home. We usually just buy from the bakery since we don’t have the time to bake. Anyway, this looks amazing!

  3. This croissant french toast with strawberries look sooooo good. I love french toast and croissants. I would have thought to combine these two together. Can’t wait to try out this recipe. It’s definitely perfect for not only a Mother’s Day brunch but any brunch.

  4. That looks so amazing. I may just need to make this for my mother for brunch. I’d love to have it myself as well. It looks so good!

  5. This looks so good! I love croissants and french toast, but never thought to try combining my love of both! Definitely saving this recipe

  6. You’ve managed to combine two of my favorite foods–croissants and French toast. This recipe looks amazing, and I can’t wait to try it.

  7. 5 stars
    French toast are my fave! But I am yet to this recips for croissant french toast. Looks yum in the photos! ????????

  8. I love croissants with fresh fruit. They are the perfect breakfast food when I’m feeling indulgent. Yum.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi Lisa,

    Oh man! This look so delicious. Saving and pinning this post. I can’t wait to try this. Thank so much for sharing.

  10. These look amazing!! I’ve pinned it and will refer to it as a **hint** for my kiddos!