Raspberry Croissant Breakfast Bake

Craving breakfast ideas for Christmas morning? This beautiful, sweet dish is full of fluffy croissants, sugar and vanilla. Made easily with love! Prepare one day ahead and bake the next morning for a quick, no-fuss holiday morning meal. Top with raspberries, sliced almonds and powdered sugar for a beautiful finish.

Raspberry Croissant Breakfast Bake

There is nothing I love more than waking up to the smell of hot coffee. If breakfast is already cooking, too, well – that’s one helluva way to start my day!

Now, can you just imagine that breakfast tasting just a Christmas cookie? Don’t faint on me yet. You need to run – don’t walk – for your ingredient list to bake this beauty.

It may be a small miracle in a house of five, but we DO have leftovers occasionally. Last week, I had an excess of extra-buttery croissants from the local bakery, and wanted to turn them into something wonderful. One delicious idea later, and here you are with the most perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Soft, fluffy, lightly sweet, and full of juicy berries.  Easy to make ahead and perfectly paired with your cup of coffee.

Let’s get into the recipe!

Ready to make your own Raspberry Croissant Breakfast Bake?

• Using your hands, tear croissants into small pieces. Layer half of the croissant pieces into your 8×8-inch (or similar) baking dish. Top with half of the raspberries and remaining croissant pieces.

• In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Pour over the croissants. Gently press to ensure all the croissant pieces are soaking in the liquid. Top with remaining berries.  Let stand for 15 minutes (or cover and refrigerate, if making ahead).

• When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

• Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The center should be set and puffed up when done.

• Sprinkle with sliced almonds and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

• Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

• Slice, serve and enjoy!

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Want more cozy breakfast recipes to feed a crowd? Try these!

Bacon + Eggs Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants

Easy Apple Turnovers

Christmas Donut Tree

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata

Glazed Gingerbread Donuts

Cinnamon Swirl Bread French Toast

Quick tip: Prepare this recipe one day ahead, to allow the flavors to really soak in! You can certainly make this same-day, but I think the flavor is even better after baking the next day. Bake for 50-60 minutes, after allowing your oven to preheat to 350 degrees F.

Need serving ideas for your special occasion? We love a batch of fried or scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and a pile of sizzling bacon and sausage. If you’re putting this out for brunch, you can also serve with a green salad and mimosas! 

Want to substitute ingredients? Feel free to omit the almonds, or replace with your favorite chopped nut (walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, maybe?). You can also use any fruit that you prefer here. We are raspberry lovers, but any other berry will do!

I hope you love this breakfast recipe, and get to enjoy it with your family and friends this holiday season. Please feel free to leave a comment and a star rating, if you give it a go. I would love to hear from you!

Raspberry Croissant Breakfast Bake

Raspberry Croissant Breakfast Bake

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Craving breakfast ideas for Christmas morning? This beautiful, sweet dish is full of fluffy croissants, sugar and vanilla. Made easily with love! Prepare one day ahead and bake the next morning for a quick, no-fuss holiday morning meal. Top with raspberries, sliced almonds and powdered sugar for a beautiful finish.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 croissants
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For topping, optional:

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (or your preferred chopped nuts)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

Using your hands, tear croissants into small pieces. Layer half of the croissant pieces into your 8x8-inch (or similar) baking dish. Top with half of the berries and remaining croissant pieces.

In a large bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Pour over the croissants. Gently press to ensure all the croissant pieces are soaking in the liquid. Top with remaining berries. Let stand for 15 minutes (or cover and refrigerate, if making ahead).

When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The center should be set and puffed up when done.

Sprinkle with sliced almonds and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

Notes

To store: cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

To make ahead (up to 2 days): Prepare the croissant bake completely, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. When ready to bake, uncover and bake as instructed.

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  1. 5 stars
    So tasty! Easy recipe and family loved it.

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