Croissant French Toast With Strawberry Syrup

Croissant French toast with strawberry syrup is a decadent breakfast dish that can be partially made ahead.

Croissant French Toast with Strawberry Syrup









My first taste of this marvelous French toast was at Brock’s in Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort~known for its marvelous breakfast buffet. Along with an unbelievable array of breakfast/brunch dishes, you’ll almost always find this Croissant French Toast with Strawberry Syrup. It is so impressive and delicious but really isn’t difficult to make at all.

The first time that I tried this at Brock’s, I asked our waitress how the French toast was made, expecting only a general description. Much to my surprise, she came back to our table moments later with a custom printed index card with the exact recipe on it! Not surprisingly, this fabulous recipe was first printed in a Southern Living magazine and online at

If planning to make this for company, several bits of prep can be done ahead. First, be sure to buy the croissants 2-3 days ahead, as they need to be stale. Second, the strawberries can be sliced the day before and put in sugar so that the next day, they’ll be wonderfully soft and syrupy. Third, the whipped cream can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge in a covered bowl. (I’ve used canned “squirt” whipped cream from the grocery, and it works just fine.)

electric griddle

My old faithful electric griddle!

If making this for a crowd, an electric griddle would be a huge help, allowing you to cook all croissants simultaneously rather than in batches. I’ve had a DeLonghi for almost ten years and use it every time I make pancakes, large amounts of bacon, or French toast. My griddle is so old it is no longer made, but the Presto Electric Griddle is the #1 rated griddle on amazon if you are in the market and want to read reviews.

I hope you try this recipe and that your family loves it. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed, and stay savvy!


Croissant French Toast With Strawberry Syrup

One of the loveliest, most delicious breakfast dishes ever!

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  • 4 large day-old croissants
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream (optional)
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 - 2 tsp. powdered sugar


  • Slice croissants in half lengthwise.
  • Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla; pour into a shallow dish.
  • Dip croissant halves into egg mixture, coating well.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add four croissant halves, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar; top with Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired, and Fresh Strawberry Syrup.
  • Combine strawberries and sugar; let sit at least 30 minutes or up to a day ahead.
  • Add orange juice and rind
  • Heat in saucepan until warm.
  • Beat cream at medium speed of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Add powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
Recipe Type: breakfast