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breakfast casserole with fresh berries in cast iron skillet
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Croissant French Toast Bake

Croissant French Toast Bake is an easy holiday breakfast casserole for a crowd! Make this recipe for a sweet brunch treat!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword french toast bake, french toast casserole, holiday brunch for a crowd
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 489kcal
Author Chrissie


  • cast iron skillet


  • 10 croissants day-old, cut into large chunks
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • fresh berries, maple syrup, and/or whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a large cast iron skillet with butter.
  • Place the croissant pieces into the skillet and arrange them so the top is level.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  • Pour the liquid over the croissant pieces in the skillet and toss just a little bit if necessary, to make sure all the croissant pieces are moistened.
  • Bake for 60-75 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, covering with aluminum foil after 25-30 minutes to prevent the top from browning too much.
  • Remove it from the oven when cooked through (about 60-75 minutes) and let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with fresh berries, maple syrup and/or whipped cream if desired.



This Skillet Croissant French Toast Casserole is best enjoyed the day it's made. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg