Almond Croissant French Toast Recipe Video

5 from 14 votes

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How do you take a classic like french toast and give it a new lease on life?  Well for starters, why not switch out that boring white bread and substitute it with fresh, flaky croissants?  Then to really change it up, roast some almonds and make almond maple syrup.  Now that I have your full attention allow me to introduce to you the makings of one fine weekend breakfast, Almond Croissant French Toast.

Pouring syrup on French toast

Almond Croissant French Toast

Adding sugar to a bowl of beaten eggs

I have to be honest, french toast is not that popular in my household.  I have made it many times in the past, but the kids would much rather have pancakes, which Dan is famous for.  So, I have almost all but given up on preparing them.

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That was until one day while flipping through the channels on TV one afternoon I saw a television chef making french toast with croissants and using almond flavorings.  I took this as inspiration and set off to try my own version of Almond Croissant French Toast.

french toast cooking in a pan

While we were at our cottage in the middle of Nowhere Wisconsin, over the long holiday weekend, I played around with the idea of this recipe.  I decided that I would try different things.  Instead of using milk, I would use the heavy whipping cream that we had leftover from Christmas.  Also, a good friend of ours gave us a wonderful bottle of maple syrup as a gift.  I knew that was going to be included.  By thinking outside of the loaf, average french toast was elevated to Almond Croissant French Toast.

a plate of french toast with bacon

Well, let me tell you, french toast is no longer the red-haired stepchild in our family.  It has now taken center stage.  Every one of the kids, including Dan, asked for seconds and thirds.  This will now be the only way that I prepare french toast for my family.  Do yourself and favor and make this one weekend for your family.  I know that they will be asking for seconds and thirds as well.  Enjoy.  -Scott

A plate of French toast with bacon and syrup

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Almond Croissant French Toast Recipe Video

5 from 14 votes
Easy breakfast recipe for making French toast using croissants.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 12 fresh croissants
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 oz slivered almonds
  • maple syrup
  • butter

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl add eggs and heavy whipping cream and whisk until mixture is well incorporated.
  • Stir in almond extract, sugar, salt and set aside.
  • In a pan over low heat, add silvered almonds and allow to toast for a minute or 2.
  • Pour maple syrup into pan with almonds and warm.
  • In a heavy skillet melt a few pats of butter.
  • Place croissants in egg mixture and allow to soak up some of the mixture.
  • Lift each croissant from the mixture and allow excess to "drain" from the croissant and place in the heating skillet.
  • Cook on one side until golden brown and turn over.
  • Cook the second side until golden brown.
  • Top the croissant french toast with the almond syrup

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 174mg, Sodium: 316mg, Potassium: 256mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 872IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 100mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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44 Comments

  1. This is genius! I will never eat French Toast again without thinking of this dish!

  2. 5 stars
    There’s a song that one of the kids in my family used to sing when something was good. “There’s a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!”

    This recipe makes me want to sing that song!

  3. Yum, this looks amazing! I love a good almond croissant, but making it into French toast is definitely taking it up a notch!

  4. 5 stars
    Whoa. That sounds amazing! I’m not surprised that turning croissants into french toast has become a favorite in your house. Who could resist them?

  5. I used to really love french toast but haven’t had any in years. Love how you used croissants to make these. They sound amazing!

  6. 5 stars
    French toast using croissants…this sounds fantastic. What a wonderful way to enjoy a weekend breakfast with the family. Now…I need to put croissants on my grocery list.