Since our Saturday’s are usually pretty hectic, we like to start our Sundays off slowly and have a big family breakfast. Usually, we have pancakes. omelets or french toast. Recently, however, I thought I would put a spin on our traditional french toast. I found this recipe for Croissant on an episode of WNEP’s Home and Backyard. It’s a great locally produced show that’s on our local ABC affiliate. You can watch the episodes featuring yours truly here.
This recipe is actually quite similar to my basic french toast. I did end up tweaking the original recipe a bit. I didn’t soak the croissants over night because I thought the texture would be too mushy. The texture in my version turned out perfect! They are light and airy and soak up all of the flavors in the batter. I also liked how the sugar (in the mixture) caramelized the edges of the croissants and gave it a little crunch. I found it best to use croissants that were a day old.
This Croissant French Toast was a great way to start our Sunday morning! I’ll definitely be making it again!
Croissant French Toast
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
Adapted from The Nest Bed and Breakfast on WNEP’s Home & Backyard
4 large Croissants, split
1 cup of milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp butter
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt together. Pour into a shallow dish and soak croissants in mixture until well coated.
Preheat griddle over medium-high heat. Melt butter on griddle. Add croissants and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with warmed maple syrup.